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.

  • NOT JUST ‘ANOTHER PARTY’.
    Editor's Note: This blog was written by a guest writer and the views expressed here may not represent The Centrist Project. NOT JUST ‘ANOTHER PARTY’. The Centrist Project’s main goal is to elect independents to Congress and statehouses who will enact sensible policy compromises. You know, like those delegates at the Constitutional Convention in 1787. Well—you might wonder—how would a centrist party be any different?  ... (Read More)
    Source: The Centrist ProjectPublished on 2017-09-01
  • NOT JUST ‘ANOTHER PARTY’.
    Editor's Note: This blog was written by a guest writer and the views expressed here may not represent The Centrist Project. NOT JUST ‘ANOTHER PARTY’. The Centrist Project’s main goal is to elect independents to Congress and statehouses who will enact sensible policy compromises. You know, like those delegates at the Constitutional Convention in 1787. Well—you might wonder—how would a centrist party be any different?  ... (Read More)
    Source: Centrist ProjectPublished on 2017-09-01
  • A Proposed Initiative to Adopt Ranked Choice Voting in Missouri
    Voters across the country are tired of election rules that they feel are rigged against them, and Missouri is no exception. A new campaign is working statewide -- and in cities -- to improve Missouri’s democracy. Missourians For Fair and Open Elections campaigns for electoral reforms by organizing and fighting for better representation for Missouri’s voters. In cities and across the state, voters are trapped in a two party system that does not fit Missouri’s political realities. By being forced to choose between one party or another, when more than 15% of voters don’t prefer either, voters feel voiceless. By ... (Read More)
    Source: Fair VotePublished on 2017-09-01
  • Individual Giving Internship – Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP)
    The internship is ideal for individuals interested in exploring the potential of participatory democracy, learning nonprofit development and fundraising skills and gain professional experience with a growing nonprofit organization. The position will be based in our Brooklyn, NY location. Responsibilities: Provide administrative support for our End of Year Fundraising Appeal, including writing and editing content, tracking data, and communicating with staff and supporters. Lead social media content creation for individual giving. Assist with other fundraising event planning needs. Assist with our internal participatory budgeting process (called PB2) including mobilizing our supporters to submit ideas, turn ideas into projects, and create ... (Read More)
    Source: Participatory Budgeting ProjectPublished on 2017-09-01By PBPadmin
  • Celebrate Labor Day by Diving into Contractor Misconduct Data
    The federal government’s largest contractors have paid a collective total of $2.7 billion in penalties since the 1990s for a wide variety of labor violations, which you can read about in POGO’s Federal Contractor Misconduct Database. ... (Read More)
    Source: POGOPublished on 2017-09-01
  • Dolores Huerta, Senator Kamala Harris, Marianne Williamson to Address California’s Social Issues, Activism and Innovation at Inaugural Conference in Sacramento
    Sacramento – Why are theatres packed to see the documentary about activist Dolores Huerta?  Her story, a film festival circuit winner, hits home with many in our state and our country asking themselves, “Can we make a difference?” Dolores, one of the featured keynotes, will answer that question, “Si, se puede.”   In the works for only a few short months, a collaboration between the The Shift Network, California Endowment, Compassionate Capitol Region and nearly 20 local, regional and statewide organizations brings to the Sacramento Convention Center the California Vision 2020 conference – a three-day convening of over 30 of the state’s ... (Read More)
    Source: Future500Published on 2017-09-01By Matt Stites
  • 9/1/17 – The Electoral College: Top 3 Pros and Cons
    www.procon.org - The debate over the continued use of the Electoral College resurfaced during the 2016 presidential election, when Donald Trump lost the general election to Hillary Clinton by over 2.8 million votes and won the Electoral College by 74 votes. The official general election results gave Trump 304 Electoral College votes and 46.09% of the popular vote (62,984,825), and Hillary Clinton received 227 Electoral College votes and 48.18% of the popular vote (65,853,516). ... (Read More)
    Source: ProCon.orgPublished on 2017-09-01
  • Detained, pregnant and in jeopardy
    Take action! Maria Solis, a 28-year-old pregnant mother of three who is married to a US citizen, has spent over four weeks at Otay Mesa detention center in San Diego, California, where she fears miscarrying due to a lack of access to the prenatal care she needs. Detaining her during her immigration proceeding in her current condition is inhumane, unnecessary, and puts her life and pregnancy at risk. Join us and urge U.S. Senator Harris, U.S. Senator Feinstein, Representative Issa and Representative Vargas to push for Maria’s release so she can access critical health care for her pregnancy! On ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2017-09-01By Carolina
  • Sheriff David Clarke Calls Group a “ScamPAC”
    Sheriff David Clarke of Milwaukee, WI has developed quite a following, but, according to his recent comments, he is not planning a run for Senate. This runs counter to what operators of a PAC want his fans to think. The Draft David Clarke for U.S. Senate group has a website that certainly would lead many to believe that it is acting on the authority of the well-known lawman. It features multiple photos of Clarke, a pledge to support the sheriff, and a large bobblehead featuring his signature cowboy hat. A view of the site can be found HERE. Despite ... (Read More)
    Source: Take Back Our RepublicPublished on 2017-08-31By Admin
  • Take Back Our Republic Coordinator Encourages Ohio Congressman to Support H.R. 1341
    Take Back Our Republic and its citizen advocates are everywhere. On Wednesday, at a Chamber of Commerce breakfast, one of our coordinators shared information about H.R. 1341 with Congressman Dave Joyce (R-OH 14th District). The bill, sponsored by Congressman Paul Gosar (R-AZ 4th District), is inspired by Take Back Our Republic’s idea to close the credit card loophole that opens the door for foreign individuals and entities to affect our elections. This pivotal legislation was brought to the attention of Congressman Dave Joyce by TBOR coordinator Jon Kozesky (both pictured) after the meeting. We are committed to remaining a grassroots ... (Read More)
    Source: Take Back Our RepublicPublished on 2017-08-31By Admin
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