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.

  • Fighting to Make Nevada Number 19
    On Monday, April 3, Nevada lawmakers proposed Senate Joint Hearing Resolution 4, urging Congress to seek a constitutional amendment that would allow the U.S. government and states to regulate and restrict independent political expenditures by corporations. The resolution was heard by the Senate Legislative Operations and Election Committee. ... (Read More)
    Source: American PromisePublished on 2017-04-05
  • Fighting to Make Nevada Number 19
    On Monday, April 3, Nevada lawmakers proposed Senate Joint Hearing Resolution 4, urging Congress to seek a constitutional amendment that would allow the U.S. government and states to regulate and restrict independent political expenditures by corporations. The resolution was heard by the Senate Legislative Operations and Election Committee. ... (Read More)
    Source: Published on 2017-04-05
  • Senators Question Administration’s Reversal on Phasing out Private Prisons
    Senators Chris Van Hollen and Cory Booker are questioning the Justice Department’s reversal of its decision to phase out private prisons. ... (Read More)
    Source: POGOPublished on 2017-04-05
  • Congressional Letters to Agencies Going Unanswered
    Over 100 of Congress’s letters to the Trump administration have gone unanswered. POGO urges President Trump to take Congressional oversight seriously and quickly fill vacant Congressional affairs positions. ... (Read More)
    Source: POGOPublished on 2017-04-05
  • One Reason People Don’t Vote – They’re Not Contacted
    One Reason People Don’t Vote: They’re Not Contacted In a year with a presidential race that was hard to miss, four in ten of the nation’s 231 million eligible voters didn’t vote. One reason is that, in spite of the election’s pervasive exposure in the media, the majority of eligible voters were never personally contacted about voting by a candidate or campaign. The lack of personal outreach has its greatest impact on younger and new voters who are less familiar with the voting process – including when and where to register, how to cast their vote, the various issues  at ... (Read More)
    Source: Nonprofit VotePublished on 2017-04-05By George Pillsbury
  • Chip Horner
    Lawrence E. “Chip” Horner, Jr. is a marketing and consumer services professional. He currently serves as Worldwide Director of Global Consumer Affairs at the Colgate-Palmolive Company. His organization leads consumer services in over 100 countries, helping to build brand equity and protect the reputation of the company. In 2001, he served as Chairman of the Board of the Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals International. His early years professionally were spent in marketing consumer products at the Warner-Lambert Company and managing a contact center at Pfizer Inc. Chip holds a B.A. degree from Dickinson College and an M.B.A from the University ... (Read More)
    Source: Common Ground CommitteePublished on 2017-04-04By admin
  • Badditives! The Worst Additives in our Food
    In Badditives! The 13 Most Harmful Food Additives in Your Diet and How to Avoid Them, Linda and Bill Bonvie, who for several years wrote the Citizens for Health “Food Identity Theft” blog, have identified a rogues’ gallery of the “worst of the worst” ingredients out there. We are fortunate to be able to bring you selections from this important book on a weekly basis to provide you with the information you need to be as effective you can be in managing your own health and wellness. June 1, 2017 Washington, D.C. – Next up in the list no one ... (Read More)
    Source: Citizens.orgPublished on 2017-04-04By Citizens For Health
  • Mexico’s Election Policy Revolution
    In 2014 the Mexican Government, led by President Enrique Pena Nieto, adopted an electoral reform package containing a number of policies such as the adoption of an independent redistricting commission. These changes have been hailed by reformers, but also include more controversial policies such as the easing of a ban on re-election to the legislature. Recent changes that Mexico accomplished in their legislative reform marked inspirational advancements and revealed more opportunity for better representation of the voting constituents to their elected candidates. Mexico’s recently passed reform package ended their ban on re-elections for legislators, while keeping it in place for ... (Read More)
    Source: Fair VotePublished on 2017-04-04
  • Call for Nominations: 2017 Bernie Ronan Award
    About the Award At the 2013 national meeting, The Democracy Commitment (TDC) announced that, starting in 2014, we would select for special recognition a student-initiated or -directed project or program that exemplifies the democratic skills and capacities we desire of our students.  Bernie Ronan was heralded as a champion of democratic education and for his… The post Call for Nominations: 2017 Bernie Ronan Award appeared first on The Democracy Commitment. ... (Read More)
    Source: The Democracy CommitmentPublished on 2017-04-04By Verdis Robinson, TDC National Director
  • PODCAST: Would-Be Whistleblowers Need to Know Their Rights
    POGO has launched a training program to educate would-be whistleblowers on tactics to safely disclose information through protected channels and to understand their protections in case of retaliation. ... (Read More)
    Source: POGOPublished on 2017-04-04
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