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.

  • Summer Seminar on the Integral Perspective that Guides Our Work
    Dear Friends of the Institute for Cultural Evolution, Does the integral political analysis of the Institute for Cultural Evolution (‘ICE’) intrigue you? Would you like to learn more about the thinking and practices that animate ICE’s perspectives? If so, we invite you to join us in August for a three day seminar in Boulder, Colorado, where we will delve into the integral worldview that’s behind our innovative, “post-postmodern think tank.” The third annual Integral Incubator Seminar will be led by ICE president Steve McIntosh, together with ICE director and host of the Daily Evolver Podcast, Jeff Salzman. Steve and Jeff ... (Read More)
    Source: Institute for Cultural EvolutionPublished on 2017-05-15By Steve McIntosh
  • Summer Seminar on the Integral Perspective that Guides Our Work
    Dear Friends of the Institute for Cultural Evolution, Does the integral political analysis of the Institute for Cultural Evolution (‘ICE’) intrigue you? Would you like to learn more about the thinking and practices that animate ICE’s perspectives? If so, we invite you to join us in August for a three day seminar in Boulder, Colorado, where we will delve into the integral worldview that’s behind our innovative, “post-postmodern think tank.” The third annual Integral Incubator Seminar will be led by ICE president Steve McIntosh, together with ICE director and host of the Daily Evolver Podcast, Jeff Salzman. Steve and Jeff ... (Read More)
    Source: Institute for Cultural EvolutionPublished on 2017-05-15By Steve McIntosh
  • End Campaign Contributions from Unidentified Sources!
    End campaign contributions from unidentified sources! A huge loophole in campaign finance laws allows unknown donors to contribute unlimited amounts of money to political campaigns via credit card. We need to stop this – before the next election. Congress has known about this loophole since 2008, when a Missouri woman went public with the fact that someone had used her identity to disguise almost $175,000 in campaign contributions. Since then, this same “unverified contribution” process has been used to fund hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign spending, including negative television commercials.  And there’s no way for voters to ... (Read More)
    Source: Take Back Our RepublicPublished on 2017-05-15By Admin
  • End Campaign Contributions from Unidentified Sources!
    End campaign contributions from unidentified sources! A huge loophole in campaign finance laws allows unknown donors to contribute unlimited amounts of money to political campaigns via credit card. We need to stop this – before the next election. Congress has known about this loophole since 2008, when a Missouri woman went public with the fact that someone had used her identity to disguise almost $175,000 in campaign contributions. Since then, this same “unverified contribution” process has been used to fund hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign spending, including negative television commercials.  And there’s no way for voters to ... (Read More)
    Source: Take Back Our RepublicPublished on 2017-05-15By Admin
  • Hotel Deadline is Tomorrow 5/16 for #CLDE17
    2017 Civic Leadership and Democratic Engagement Meeting | June 7-10 | Baltimore, MD The deadline to book hotel rooms for the 2017 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE17) meeting is Tuesday, May 16. Book now to guarantee our low rates! If you have already booked rooms at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, thank you for supporting #CLDE17 with your […] ... (Read More)
    Source: ADP of the AASCUPublished on 2017-05-15By American Democracy Project
  • Hotel Deadline is Tomorrow 5/16 for #CLDE17
    2017 Civic Leadership and Democratic Engagement Meeting | June 7-10 | Baltimore, MD The deadline to book hotel rooms for the 2017 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE17) meeting is Tuesday, May 16. Book now to guarantee our low rates! If you have already booked rooms at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, thank you for supporting #CLDE17 with your […] ... (Read More)
    Source: Published on 2017-05-15By American Democracy Project
  • A Study on State Lobbying: New York Plagued by More than Numbers
    AUBURN, AL- Last week, we took a by the numbers look at the problems in New York- one of the greatest growth states in lobbying around the country. Sadly, the numbers do not even tell the full story. In the coming days, we will have information on the New York LLC loophole that we have discussed previously. However, there are far more issues in the Empire State. Loose laws in the state are driving increasing criticism that public officials are using their positions to get rich. While former Speaker Sheldon Silver, who took $4 million in kickbacks from two law ... (Read More)
    Source: Take Back Our RepublicPublished on 2017-05-15By Admin
  • A Study on State Lobbying: New York Plagued by More than Numbers
    AUBURN, AL- Last week, we took a by the numbers look at the problems in New York- one of the greatest growth states in lobbying around the country. Sadly, the numbers do not even tell the full story. In the coming days, we will have information on the New York LLC loophole that we have discussed previously. However, there are far more issues in the Empire State. Loose laws in the state are driving increasing criticism that public officials are using their positions to get rich. While former Speaker Sheldon Silver, who took $4 million in kickbacks from two law ... (Read More)
    Source: Take Back Our RepublicPublished on 2017-05-15By Admin
  • Envisioning What We Can Do Together in NCDD
    The NCDD network has been finding new ways to address the deep divisions in our world. Most recently, following the 2016 Presidential election, we’ve found our work to be more critical than ever. Our network has been thinking a lot about #BridgingOurDivides, and we think now is the time to get excited about what we can do together! The Opportunities We See Recently, NCDD has been working with the American Library Association on their newest project, Libraries Transforming Communities: Models for Change. This project brings training on numerous D&D methods to librarians eager to learn how they can apply them in their ... (Read More)
    Source: National Coalition for Dialogue & DeliberationPublished on 2017-05-15By Courtney Breese
  • Earth Day 50 Challenge: 2017 Recap
    This Earth Day we drew our largest group yet of corporate, environmental, academic, and philanthropic leaders to participate in the Earth Day 50 Challenge at Earth Day Texas — the largest Earth Day event in the world. Over three days, the Challenge explored our collective progress in advancing oceans, forests, and climate protection, and new opportunities for collaboration in an era of growing political uncertainty.Photo by Jason Kindig This is our third year facilitating a cross-sector, bi-partisan dialogue to address our most pressing environmental challenges head-on. The challenge began  when environmental thought leaders Bill Shireman and Trammell S. Crow, Jr. decided ... (Read More)
    Source: Future500Published on 2017-05-15By Matt Stites
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