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.

  • PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: University of Chicago
    By Shree Shah, Democracy Works Summer Associate, TurboVoteThis past 2015-2016 academic year, the University of Chicago put forth tremendous effort to increase voter engagement and registration on campus. With the help of the Institute of Politics (IOP) and the IOP’s Adam Reynolds, UChicago was able to sign up a record number of its students for TurboVote. On the smaller side of a medium-sized campus, they knew that on-the-ground bottlenecks would work best for their campus. As a result, they planned multiple tabling events and challenges in high traffic areas. UChicago’s success is a testament to what a strong civic engagement ... (Read More)
    Source: Democracy WorksPublished on 2016-09-02By Brandon Naylor
  • The Advent of Activism: Rollins College Fosters, Celebrates It
    Source: All In ChallengePublished on 2016-08-31By Zaneeta Daver
  • The Advent of Activism: Rollins College Fosters, Celebrates It
    Source: All InPublished on 2016-08-31By Zaneeta Daver
  • To Conquer Polarization, Listen to the People
    In a recent article in The Atlantic, Andrew McGill reports on the current environment of polarization in Congress and how it is a huge frustration with voters. He notes that electing more women to Congress is seen by some as a way to overcome this extreme partisanship, find more common ground, and make the institution […] ... (Read More)
    Source: Voice Of the PeoplePublished on 2016-08-31By client
  • Citizens’ committee drafts pro and con arguments for marijuana legalization in Massachusetts
    From MassLive: Legalized marijuana in Massachusetts would be safer than marijuana bought on the black market, because it would be tested and labeled. But after legalization in Denver, the black market continued to thrive. These were among the findings released Sunday by a panel of 20 Massachusetts residents who spent four days analyzing the marijuana legalization ballot question and hearing testimony from experts, supporters and opponents of the question. Read the full article . . . ... (Read More)
    Source: Healthy DemocracyPublished on 2016-08-29By News Source
  • Press Release
    For Immediate Release August 29th, 2016 Contact: Bobby RodrigoPhone: 301.259.1869Email: bobby@coffeepartyusa.comWeb: coffeepartyusa.com Coffee Party USA Opposes REG 134417–13 Coffee Party USA officially opposes and encourages its one million social media followers to vigorously oppose REG 134417–13. The rule, originally written to apply to 501(c)4 social welfare organizations, was later suggested by IRS Commissioner John Koskinen could be applied across the board to all categories of non-profit organizations, including labor unions, educational institutions, and charities. This is a clumsy attempt to close the loophole which allows dark money to influence our elections. Enforcement of this regulation by the IRS would result in free speech ... (Read More)
    Source: Coffee Party USAPublished on 2016-08-29
  • Ut Semper ad Mortem
    I truly and deeply resisted the notion of offering my opinions on the Orlando shooting. I think that such views generally serve only to arouse anger. Certainly this one will. What I am about to say will infuriate (and should infuriate) just about everyone.But I am wallowing in some strange place among fury, heartache, and helplessness. I am sickened that I have become accustomed to this feeling, as I am sure many are. It’s well past time to put our reservations aside and say what we believe needs to be said. This is my longest post to date, ladies and ... (Read More)
    Source: BridgeUSAPublished on 2016-08-26By Patrick Kearney
  • Ut Semper ad Mortem
    I truly and deeply resisted the notion of offering my opinions on the Orlando shooting. I think that such views generally serve only to arouse anger. Certainly this one will. What I am about to say will infuriate (and should infuriate) just about everyone.But I am wallowing in some strange place among fury, heartache, and helplessness. I am sickened that I have become accustomed to this feeling, as I am sure many are. It’s well past time to put our reservations aside and say what we believe needs to be said. This is my longest post to date, ladies and ... (Read More)
    Source: BridgeUSAPublished on 2016-08-26By Patrick Kearney
  • Dramatic differences in voter guides
    It’s hard to see how big a change is when you are in the middle of it. An edit here, a new design tweak there, and pretty soon, you have a whole new voter guide. That’s what happened in California, where more than half of the counties updated some or all of their voter information guides for the 2016 June Primary Election. Some of the changes are large. Some are in content, others in the page design. But they add up to better information for voters in California. The project to create templates, content, and images that any county could use ... (Read More)
    Source: Center for Civic DesignPublished on 2016-08-25By Whitney Quesenbery
  • Dramatic differences in voter guides
    It’s hard to see how big a change is when you are in the middle of it. An edit here, a new design tweak there, and pretty soon, you have a whole new voter guide. That’s what happened in California, where more than half of the counties updated some or all of their voter information guides for the 2016 June Primary Election. Some of the changes are large. Some are in content, others in the page design. But they add up to better information for voters in California. The project to create templates, content, and images that any county could use ... (Read More)
    Source: Center for Civic DesignPublished on 2016-08-25By Whitney Quesenbery
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