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.

  • Teddy Roosevelt – The Life of the Unparty
    Editor's Note: Since we launched our new T-shirts we have received a lot of great questions about why we chose to feature Teddy Roosevelt. This blog post (written by a member of our volunteer blogging team) explains how the 26th President governed as a centrist-reformer during his time.  ... (Read More)
    Source: The Centrist ProjectPublished on 2017-04-13
  • A Theory on Trump’s Electoral Upset by The Guy That Invented Modern Polling
    While at Unrig the System this weekend (more on that later but a great meeting) I got to meet Pat Caddell, who has worked in presidential offices and campaigns since the Carter Administration. He also developed many of the modern polling techniques widely used today. (By the way he thinks micropolling is part of the equation, as we discuss in Wedged.)He has done a combination of personal interviews, polling, and soul-searching to get a sense of why Trump won the election when, in his words, Trump had no real strategy, few solid positions, and very little in the way of ... (Read More)
    Source: ReConsiderPublished on 2017-04-13By Erik Fogg
  • What’s the Best Way to Secure the Border?
    The Senate and Department of Homeland Security agree the U.S. needs to secure its southern border. But a big question remains: how? ... (Read More)
    Source: POGOPublished on 2017-04-12
  • Wyoming Gains Momentum for Act to Promote Free and Fair Elections
    On Wednesday, April 12, Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Murray provided conditional approval of the final language for a citizens’ initiative to promote free and fair elections.  Wyoming citizens now has 30 days to gather and certify signatures from 100 citizen sponsors before gathering signatures from all over the state to put this initiative on the ballot in 2018.  "Getting a measure on the ballot in Wyoming is very difficult, and has not been done successfully in at least 20 years. But we are confident that the voters are overwhelmingly behind this effort, and we look forward to helping those voters rise up and demand that ... (Read More)
    Source: American PromisePublished on 2017-04-12
  • Wyoming Gains Momentum for Act to Promote Free and Fair Elections
    On Wednesday, April 12, Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Murray provided conditional approval of the final language for a citizens’ initiative to promote free and fair elections.  Wyoming citizens now has 30 days to gather and certify signatures from 100 citizen sponsors before gathering signatures from all over the state to put this initiative on the ballot in 2018.  "Getting a measure on the ballot in Wyoming is very difficult, and has not been done successfully in at least 20 years. But we are confident that the voters are overwhelmingly behind this effort, and we look forward to helping those voters rise up and demand that ... (Read More)
    Source: Published on 2017-04-12
  • Updates From the Movement
    I’ve voted in every election since I was eligible, including primaries. I’ve always been registered as an Independent, or I registered same-day to vote in primaries and then went back to being an Independent for the general election. I’ve lived in New York City since 2000, but haven’t participated in the primaries due to the state’s strict party affiliation requirement. I was all in for Bernie by fall of 2015, and was actually excited to register as a Democrat so that I could cast my vote in the April primary. In November, I still thought that I had plenty ... (Read More)
    Source: OpenPrimariesPublished on 2017-04-12
  • Updates From the Movement
    Last month, over 500 independent voter rights activists gathered in New York to attend the biennial Independent Voting Conference. Open Primaries leaders from 8 states attended the Conference to discuss the future of the movement and to learn a thing or two about organizing from another. Never before had such a diverse range of Open Primaries activists gathered in one place. ... (Read More)
    Source: OpenPrimariesPublished on 2017-04-12
  • A Manageable Improvement to the State Initiative Process?
    From Fox & Hounds: Californians have a love-hate relationship with the Initiative process. Recent surveys by PPIC show that two-thirds of voters are satisfied with the initiative process even though a majority think that special interests have too much control and an even larger majority think the wording of initiatives is “often too complicated and confusing.” Which begs the question: is there a way to mitigate the drawbacks without eschewing a very popular tool of direct democracy? Read the full article . . . ... (Read More)
    Source: Healthy DemocracyPublished on 2017-04-12By News Source
  • Democracy and the Art of Conversation, Part 1
    If there’s one thing the Citizens Initiative Review – and democracy in general – depends on most, it is human interaction. And while we, as everyone, move enthusiastically toward expanding engagement through digital technologies, we here at Healthy Democracy are also going back to the basics. We are thinking about how to scale-up opportunities for the kind of constructive face-to-face decision-making that makes the CIR work. Lately, in this quest, I’ve been reading Sherry Turkle’s Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age, her latest in a series of manifestos on the need to reinvest in the (as she sees it) languishing art ... (Read More)
    Source: Healthy DemocracyPublished on 2017-04-11By Linn Davis
  • PBP News: PB for school districts & federal funds
    Get these updates in your inbox: Sign up for our newsletter Community Control over Federal Funds While the US Congress considers a federal budget that threatens to strip resources from communities that need them most, thousands of people across North America are taking budgets into their own hands and building civic power with Participatory Budgeting (PB). PB gives new opportunities for communities to collaborate. It lifts up the voices of young people, women, people of color, low-income people, and others who are often not prioritized by government. When we give people control over their public money, we learn what they need ... (Read More)
    Source: Participatory Budgeting ProjectPublished on 2017-04-11By David Beasley
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