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.

  • Spotlight on an Independent: Parker Harris
    As a result of the growing dissatisfaction with the major parties, passionate Americans all across the country are stepping up to run for office as an independent. Among these candidates is Parker Harris.   Parker has lived in Washington since 2011 and has worked as a energy efficiency engineer and as a teacher at The Attic Learning Community. We caught up with Parker after he announced his independent candidacy for Washington's 45th State Senate district and asked him about his experience as an independent candidate.  ... (Read More)
    Source: Centrist ProjectPublished on 2017-05-23
  • Centrist Project Sets Sights on Maine in 2018
    Organization Announces New Endorsement, Partnership, and Chapter   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kyle Butts, Communications Director campaign@centristproject.org ... (Read More)
    Source: Centrist ProjectPublished on 2017-05-23
  • Release: Centrist Project Announces New Endorsement, Partnership, Chapter
    The Centrist Project today announced an endorsement of Maine independent gubernatorial candidate Terry Hayes, a new partnership with Maine Independents to recruit down ballot candidates, and the launch of a new grassroots chapter in Portland. ... (Read More)
    Source: The Centrist ProjectPublished on 2017-05-23
  • Investigation Pro-Tips from the Church Committee’s Chief Counsel
    Fritz Schwarz, Jr., on what made the Church Committee work—and why Congressional investigations today are harder. ... (Read More)
    Source: POGOPublished on 2017-05-23
  • New Ways of Working — Summit Follow Up
    By Katie Page, Bridge Alliance Last month, Bridge Alliance held a Bridge Summit adjunct to Earth Day Texas in Dallas. The Summit was to be a physical unifying of our member organizations and a weekend to find new ways of working together aligned with our mission of revitalizing democratic practice and discourse in this nation. The Summit was held in an exquisitely remodeled hospital with such an expansive Early American art collection I think even the Smithsonian might blush. In my final walk through of the venue and it’s grounds with eyes wide I felt a new sense of connection ... (Read More)
    Source: Bridge AlliancePublished on 2017-05-23
  • Campus Spotlight: Igniting a Sleepy Campus
    By Joanna Woodson, Student, and Lane Perry, Director, Center for Service Learning, Western Carolina University (N.C.)   In early 2016, the Andrew Goodman Foundation and Campus Vote Project brought their organizations to Western Carolina University (WCU) in hopes of attracting civically-inclined students as fellows. Unbeknownst to anyone at the time, these two organizations were catalysts which set off a university-wide push […] ... (Read More)
    Source: ADP of the AASCUPublished on 2017-05-23By American Democracy Project
  • Campus Spotlight: Igniting a Sleepy Campus
    By Joanna Woodson, Student, and Lane Perry, Director, Center for Service Learning, Western Carolina University (N.C.)   In early 2016, the Andrew Goodman Foundation and Campus Vote Project brought their organizations to Western Carolina University (WCU) in hopes of attracting civically-inclined students as fellows. Unbeknownst to anyone at the time, these two organizations were catalysts which set off a university-wide push […] ... (Read More)
    Source: Published on 2017-05-23By American Democracy Project
  • To Speak the Truth: Reflections on the First Democracy Salon
    “It takes two to speak the truth – one to speak and another to hear.” ~Henry David Thoreau It was the kind of dinner party I dream of. There were candles. And flowers. There was wine. And falafel and tabbouleh and kabobs from the legendary Nicholas Restaurant. And most importantly: nine super-smart people—each of them having been around the block a time or two—gathered around a cozy table for a conversation about the media and public trust. Some of them knew each other, but most did not. They came from journalism and government and civil society. They were lawyers and ... (Read More)
    Source: Healthy DemocracyPublished on 2017-05-23By Wendy Willis
  • Good News Bad News: Citizen Engagement at Record-High Levels
    If you agree that citizen engagement is a cornerstone of our democratic foundation, I've got some good news and I've got some bad news. The good news: Congress is experiencing citizen engagement at record levels. The bad news: Congress is experiencing citizen engagement at record levels. How can I possibly assert that record-high citizen engagement is a double-edged sword? My title is "Director of Citizen Engagement," for Pete's sake! ... (Read More)
    Source: CMFPublished on 2017-05-23
  • Good News Bad News: Citizen Engagement at Record-High Levels
    If you agree that citizen engagement is a cornerstone of our democratic foundation, I've got some good news and I've got some bad news. The good news: Congress is experiencing citizen engagement at record levels. The bad news: Congress is experiencing citizen engagement at record levels. How can I possibly assert that record-high citizen engagement is a double-edged sword? My title is "Director of Citizen Engagement," for Pete's sake! ... (Read More)
    Source: Published on 2017-05-23
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