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.

  • By Executive Order: new TurboVote easier than playing Operation.
    In 2010, we launched TurboVote to provide a simpler, easier voting experience. Since that launch, we’ve learned a lot – about voting rules, election administrators, and our voters themselves – and applied those lessons back to the work of building a better, modernized democratic process.After the 2014 midterm election, we began rebuilding TurboVote from scratch, the better to integrate everything we’d learned. With the collaboration of our partners, users, and friends, we’ve spent the last year and a half defining the simplest, easiest possible voting experience. On March 7, we switched turbovote.org to the new application. At the beginning of ... (Read More)
    Source: Democracy WorksPublished on 2016-07-05By Brandon Naylor
  • Meet the Green Party Leadership Candidates
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    Source: The Democracy CommitmentPublished on 2016-07-01By User 1
  • Independence Day: What Can the Leaders of Today Learn from our Founding Fathers?
    By Thomas H. Little, Ph.D. and SLLF Director of Curriculum Development and Research Governments, especially their legislative branches, seem to have lost the respect of the voters they are elected to represent. A good friend describes the support of the United States Congress as being similar to AT&T’s “Friends and Family Plan” – the only people who approve of them (around 12 percent of people surveyed) are friends and family members. Limited polling finds similar approval ratings for state legislatures around the country. We often joke that the only people less popular than politicians are televangelists and used car salesmen. ... (Read More)
    Source: SLLFPublished on 2016-06-30By SLLF
  • What do you and the president have in common?
    You might not have heard from me in two weeks, but judging by all the traffic on the internet, you might’ve heard from one of our newest friends.Turn Up To Vote with BuzzFeedBy way of BuzzFeed’s newest video “5 Things That Are Harder Than Registering To Vote," President Barack Obama encouraged folks to register to vote using TurboVote.  That’s right. You and the president are both trying to register folks with TurboVote! Granted, his audience may be a little bigger, but the tools are just the same. And you have the added advantage of a whole student population just waiting ... (Read More)
    Source: Democracy WorksPublished on 2016-06-28By Brandon Naylor
  • In Honor of Father’s Day: Leadership Lessons I learned from My Father and Grandfathers
    By Thomas H. Little, Ph.D. and SLLF Director of Curriculum Development and Research As I think about Father’s Day, I am reminded of a card tucked in the drawer of my night stand that means a great deal to me. It is not a Father’s Day card, but instead a Christmas card given to me this past Christmas by my 18 year-old daughter. The front of the card says “If I learned anything from you dad…” and on the inside “….is that love makes all the difference.” While that is a nice and heartwarming sentiment, much more meaningful to me ... (Read More)
    Source: SLLFPublished on 2016-06-17By SLLF
  • Beautiful tools for promoting civic engagement
    You’re feeling it, we know: There are just 145 days until Election Day 2016. There’s a lot to do. How about some new tools to help you be even more amazing than you already are? Your wishes are answered by a new website built for election officials by election officials (along with a few election design nerds). Read on. The wish list was long. When the Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL) and our own Whitney Quesenbery and Nancy Frishberg  convened a gathering of election officials in Chicago in December 2015 (brrrr), and asked “what are your most pressing ... (Read More)
    Source: Center for Civic DesignPublished on 2016-06-16By Dana Chisnell
  • Beautiful tools for promoting civic engagement
    You’re feeling it, we know: There are just 145 days until Election Day 2016. There’s a lot to do. How about some new tools to help you be even more amazing than you already are? Your wishes are answered by a new website built for election officials by election officials (along with a few election design nerds). Read on. The wish list was long. When the Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL) and our own Whitney Quesenbery and Nancy Frishberg  convened a gathering of election officials in Chicago in December 2015 (brrrr), and asked “what are your most pressing ... (Read More)
    Source: Center for Civic DesignPublished on 2016-06-16By Dana Chisnell
  • Four ways to fix American politics
    It’s not just young revolutionary Bernie Sanders supporters or angry-as-hell Donald Trump fans who want to “change the system.” It’s also the president of the United States of America. The future we want “will only happen if we fix our politics,” said President Obama in his 2016 State of the Union address. “If we want a better politics, it’s not enough just to change a congressman or change a senator or even change a president. We have to change the system to reflect our better selves.” But exactly how do we do that? The president did not say. And when ... (Read More)
    Source: Mediators FoundationPublished on 2016-06-16By Becca Nunziato
  • As Philadelphia considers sugary drinks tax, Citizen Cabinet finds support for a similar proposal
    The Washington Post reports that Philadelphia is considering a first-ever tax on sugary drinks for the city. The proposal calls for a charge of 1.5 cents per ounce of diet and regular soda, energy drinks, juice drinks with less than 50 percent juice, ice tea and other sugary beverages. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has promoted […] ... (Read More)
    Source: Voice Of the PeoplePublished on 2016-06-15By client
  • TurboVote’s summer is already heating up! ☀
    The beginning of summer is here. I hope you’re taking the opportunity to relax a little, but June has shaped up to be pretty exciting at TurboVote. Let me share what we’ve been up to.CLDE in IndyI’d like to start off by thanking you for the outstanding turnout to the 2016 TurboVote Voter Engagement Symposium at CLDE. It looks like all that constant harassment to register worked! Attendance for the symposium was actually over capacity, but we accommodated on the fly and couldn’t have been more impressed with the energy of everyone there. After some discussion around voter engagement strategies ... (Read More)
    Source: Democracy WorksPublished on 2016-06-14By Brandon Naylor
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