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.

  • Meet the Fellows!
    We're excited to announce our first class of Congressional Innovation Fellows!  Learn more about the fellows and the start of the fellowship below. January 20, 2016TechCongress Announces First Class of Congressional Innovation FellowsEmbedded fellows will provide deep technical knowledge and expertise to Congress WASHINGTON, DC — TechCongress, a fellowship program incubated by New America’s Open Technology Institute (OTI) that is bringing technologists to Congress, is pleased to announce its first class of Congressional Innovation Fellows: John Costello and JC Cannon.  The Fellows will find a placement with a Member of Congress or Congressional Committee to gain experience in the legislative process and bring ... (Read More)
    Source: Tech CongressPublished on 2016-01-20By Travis Moore
  • Worst Kept Secret In Washington
    Earlier this week President Obama delivered his final State Of The Union.  His speech touched on the successes and shortcomings his administration has had on issues ranging from national security to the economy. However, the President said that one of his biggest regrets was “that the rancor and suspicion between the parties has gotten worse instead of better.” The President argued that there are good people “who would like to see more cooperation, a more elevated debate in Washington, but feel trapped by the imperatives of getting elected, by the noise coming out of your base...It's the worst kept secret in Washington." ... (Read More)
    Source: Centrist ProjectPublished on 2016-01-15
  • Centrist Project: What We Have Learned
    The end of a year is an important time for reflection. In order for a person or organization to grow they need to continually ask themselves: What has gone well for me so far? What can I improve on? As the new year approaches we here at The Centrist Project wanted to take a look back at our experience thus far so we can take the lessons learned with us into 2016 and beyond. Here are a couple of the big ones: ... (Read More)
    Source: Centrist ProjectPublished on 2015-12-28
  • Why Polarization Matters
    Polarization is more our problem than our politicians’. The success of the nation requires that we, the people, overcome it. ... (Read More)
    Source: Better AngelsPublished on 2015-12-22By josephine
  • Why Polarization Matters
    Polarization is more our problem than our politicians’. The success of the nation requires that we, the people, overcome it. ... (Read More)
    Source: Better AngelsPublished on 2015-12-22By josephine
  • Protecting Communities Serving the Public
    August 12, 2000Download the guide A five-session discussion guide designed to help communities bring police and residents together to build trust and respect, develop better policies, and make changes for safer communities. This is the English version of Cómo fortalecer las relaciones entre la policía y las comunidades. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Download the guide Attachment: Protecting Communities Serving the PublicIssue: Community-Police RelationsType: Discussion Guide0        ... (Read More)
    Source: Everyday DemocracyPublished on 2015-12-11By rebecca
  • DEADLINE EXTENDED: Pluribus Project & New Media Ventures Open Call to Fix Our Democracy
    Apply Now! Deadline for applications is now Monday, January 25th 2016 at 12noon PT / 3pm ET. Shaping a more representative democracy Our democracy feels broken, held hostage by powerful special interests. It’s time to take it back. But how? Everyday citizens and broad public interests – not narrow special interests – belong at the center of our politics. We believe it’s time to disrupt how political campaigns are run so that we’re electing representatives who are accountable to all, beholden to none, and committed to getting things done for their constituents. And now is the time.  Voter turnout is dropping ... (Read More)
    Source: The Pluribus ProjectPublished on 2015-12-03By PluribusNews
  • The Wedging of America and the Suppression of the Center
    The United States is made up of about 1/3 moderates and has more Independents than any other party affiliation. As a reader of the Centrist Project blog, you likely already know this. Even within the Republican and Democratic parties, and among liberals and conservatives, there is a wide spectrum of policy opinions on issues ranging from economics to abortion.  It may seem obvious that Americans’ multifaceted and surprisingly centrist perspectives aren’t reflected in party candidates, but there is more afoot here. ... (Read More)
    Source: Centrist ProjectPublished on 2015-11-24
  • About
    Digital Citizen is a project of Internews Interactive (InterAct), a pioneer in citizen engagement media since 1998 that connects Americans to their leaders, each other, and the world. As a strategic partner in innovative media design, InterAct produces for television and the Internet, and combines media and mediation in numerous projects in the U.S. and around the world, working with organizations including PBS.org, the World Bank, The Bridge Alliance, Oakland Tribune, United Republic, Twin Cities Public TV, Link TV, the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department, and many more. InterAct is involved in a range of projects as a Consulting Producer. These ... (Read More)
    Source: Digital CitizenPublished on 2015-11-01By Digital Citizen
  • About
    Digital Citizen is a project of Internews Interactive (InterAct), a pioneer in citizen engagement media since 1998 that connects Americans to their leaders, each other, and the world. As a strategic partner in innovative media design, InterAct produces for television and the Internet, and combines media and mediation in numerous projects in the U.S. and around the world, working with organizations including PBS.org, the World Bank, The Bridge Alliance, Oakland Tribune, United Republic, Twin Cities Public TV, Link TV, the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department, and many more. Citizen engagement projects InterAct grew out of our work in the analog era, ... (Read More)
    Source: Digital CitizenPublished on 2015-11-01By Digital Citizen
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