News from the Community

The following news items are an aggregation of RSS feeds taken from over 60 websites across the web.  They represent member organizations from the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation, the Bridge Alliance, and supporting organizations of the Transpartisan Review.  Although not all items reflect transpartisan news and opinion, the following feed offers an interesting snapshot of the work of organizations who pursue a mission of sharing meaningful ideas and lasting solutions to our most pressing problems.

  • Activity for Incorporating a Racial Equity Lens in Action Teams
    January 7, 2015Download the activity This exercise is designed to help you have a conversation about how your community’s racial dynamics may be impacting your work as you move forward to act on the ideas generated from the dialogues. It will help you think about how you can work together more equitably as a team during this phase of the process.   This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Download the activity Attachment: Activity for Incorporating a Racial Equity Lens in Action TeamsType: Handouts and WorksheetsPhase: Action0        ... (Read More)
    Source: Everyday DemocracyPublished on 2015-01-07By rebecca
  • Strategies to take action and build trust between the community and police
    December 8, 2014In the wake of recent events, there has been a call for a new way of building relationships with the police. Leaders want to provide ways for people to have a voice, work across divides and establish equitable policing that is accountable to the community. In our work over the past 25 years, Everyday Democracy has partnered with several diverse coalitions that have created large-scale dialogue and change processes to address community-police relations.  Though there is much to be done in communities across our country, we know from experience that change is possible.  While recognizing the complexity of ... (Read More)
    Source: Everyday DemocracyPublished on 2014-12-08By rebecca
  • The Transpartisan Journey
    It was a typical transpartisan moment. “Mark, I’d like to introduce you next week to Mr. X,” said my colleague. She was organizing a meeting with some ad agency executives to help us develop a brand and p.r. strategy for the transpartisan movement. “Great,” I replied. “Mr. X does fantastic work!” “But there’s one problem: he’s worked a lot with Al Gore on the climate change issue. Is that okay?” “That’s absolutely fine,” I said, smiling at the irony. “Everybody in America is a partisan of some kind. We’re going to work all across the political spectrum. So please introduce ... (Read More)
    Source: Mediators FoundationPublished on 2014-02-17By admin
  • If It’s Broken, Fix It
    To understand why the government has temporarily closed its doors, all I have to do is to look on the upper left corner of my car windshield. The little sticker tells me exactly when I must take my car in for its next maintenance check. If the oil light on my car dashboard turns red, and I do nothing about it, what can I expect? From my perspective, the light has been red on Capitol Hill for almost two decades. Because I have spent those years in the crossfire between the armies of Left and Right, this current government shut-down ... (Read More)
    Source: Mediators FoundationPublished on 2013-12-11By admin
  • ‘Informed Citizens’ for Election 2012
    Digital Citizen 2012 is a mobile, online and television project that allows Americans to use personal media to connect with mass media during the 2012 elections. Participants pick the topics that need to be talked about, pose questions for candidates, and choose representatives who best articulate their ideas. When the programs air, the TV studio becomes a nexus of connectivity. Some are here to engage in the live conversation. Some, watching the programs on television, see themselves among the virtual audience of participants, hear themselves speak, and watch as experts consider their comments, and candidates answer their questions. Digital ... (Read More)
    Source: Published on 2011-06-08By Digital Citizen
  • ‘Informed Citizens’ for Election 2012
    Digital Citizen 2012 is a mobile, online and television project that allows Americans to use personal media to connect with mass media during the 2012 elections. Participants pick the topics that need to be talked about, pose questions for candidates, and choose representatives who best articulate their ideas. When the programs air, the TV studio becomes a nexus of connectivity. Some are here to engage in the live conversation. Some, watching the programs on television, see themselves among the virtual audience of participants, hear themselves speak, and watch as experts consider their comments, and candidates answer their questions. Digital ... (Read More)
    Source: Digital CitizenPublished on 2011-06-08By Digital Citizen
  • ‘Informed Citizens’ for Election 2012
    Digital Citizen 2012 is a mobile, online and television project that allows Americans to use personal media to connect with mass media during the 2012 elections. Participants pick the topics that need to be talked about, pose questions for candidates, and choose representatives who best articulate their ideas. When the programs air, the TV studio becomes a nexus of connectivity. Some are here to engage in the live conversation. Some, watching the programs on television, see themselves among the virtual audience of participants, hear themselves speak, and watch as experts consider their comments, and candidates answer their questions. Digital ... (Read More)
    Source: Digital CitizenPublished on 2011-06-08By Digital Citizen
  • Are you ready to tell the Politicians, Pundits, and Pollsters what you think?
    Then Digital Citizen wants you. We occassionally produce TV programs where people have their say. Take our poll: Take Our PollAnd leave a comment at the bottom of the page to tell us if you are interested in opinionating or questioning a candidate on TV, and include what part of the country you live in. If you don’t want to give us your email address, you can leave it blank. Uncouch your potato! Everyone is invited.  @citizenschannelFiled under: election media Tagged: 2012, comment, election, media, television, webcam ... (Read More)
    Source: Published on 2011-03-17By Digital Citizen
  • Are you ready to tell the Politicians, Pundits, and Pollsters what you think?
    Then Digital Citizen wants you. We occassionally produce TV programs where people have their say. Take our poll: Take Our PollAnd leave a comment at the bottom of the page to tell us if you are interested in opinionating or questioning a candidate on TV, and include what part of the country you live in. If you don’t want to give us your email address, you can leave it blank. Uncouch your potato! Everyone is invited.  @citizenschannelFiled under: election media Tagged: 2012, comment, election, media, television, webcam ... (Read More)
    Source: Digital CitizenPublished on 2011-03-17By Digital Citizen
  • Are you ready to tell the Politicians, Pundits, and Pollsters what you think?
    Then Digital Citizen 2012 wants you. The TV series will air in September and October 2012 on local stations across the country. Leave a comment at the bottom of the page to tell us if you are interested in opinionating or questioning a candidate on TV, and include what part of the country you live in. If you don’t want to give us your email address, you can leave it blank. To learn more, see Digital Citizen Illustrated. Meanwhile, take our poll: Take Our PollUncouch your potato in 2012! Everyone is invited. Coming soon: digitalcitizen2012.tv Filed under: ... (Read More)
    Source: Digital CitizenPublished on 2011-03-17By Digital Citizen
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