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.

  • Hope And Strategy For A Thriving Democracy
    The post Hope And Strategy For A Thriving Democracy appeared first on ALL IN Challenge. Is your campus ALL IN? ... (Read More)
    Source: All In ChallengePublished on 2017-11-03By Zaneeta Daver
  • Democratic Virtues
    By David Nevins, President & Co-Director, Bridge Alliance The U.S. Constitution sets up a system of checks and balances in governance to prevent tyranny in our republic. The functioning of our checks and balances is now in doubt, largely due to the erosion of the democratic virtues of civility and compromise. We’ve been in a downward spiral for most of the last 20 years. Now is time for thoughtful Americans to  come together and support the rebuilding of the infrastructure to strengthen our democracy morally, intellectually and in practice. The speech delivered by Jeff Flake Senator from Arizona a couple ... (Read More)
    Source: Bridge AlliancePublished on 2017-11-03
  • Oversight Committee Democrats File Suit to Compel Trump Hotel Details
    Democratic lawmakers in the House filed suit on Thursday to compel the General Services Administration to hand over details surrounding the Trump International Hotel’s ties to the President and to money stemming from foreign officials. ... (Read More)
    Source: POGOPublished on 2017-11-03
  • Interior Department Says Laws Prevent Greater Transparency…but They’re Wrong
    The United States is bowing out of an international transparency initiative aimed at reducing corruption in the oil, gas, and mining industries. ... (Read More)
    Source: POGOPublished on 2017-11-03
  • NYC Project Map + Reelection Rates
    What’s the relationship between NYC elected officials being re-elected and their involvement in PB? Check out this map to see the relationship based on the the outcomes of the 2013 general election and get ready to vote in the 2017 general election! Plus — see projects that have been on the ballot in PBNYC over the last five years. Blue dots were voted in, and grey dots were projects that made it to the ballot but didn’t get voted in. Thanks to our friends at CARTO for the platform, to our Research Fellow Jake Carlson, and our intern ... (Read More)
    Source: Participatory Budgeting ProjectPublished on 2017-11-03By Hadassah Damien
  • South Dakotan’s Strike Back
     South Dakota Voters Strike Back By TBOR Staff   AUBURN, AL- A shocking display of arrogance and abuse of power was on display in South Dakota when legislators undermined the will of the people to impose ethics reform on its officials. Last year, Take Back and other reform leaders joined with South Dakota activists to win a ballot measure that achieved real reform. The response from elected officials? They immediately set out to undo the legislation. Now, South Dakota voters have an opportunity to strike back. Last week, proponents of Initiated Measure 22 filed in excess of the 50,000 signatures ... (Read More)
    Source: Take Back Our RepublicPublished on 2017-11-03By Admin
  • CGA Forums and Trainings Coming up in November
    We wanted to let everyone know about several updates this month from NCDD member org, Kettering Foundation on their Common Ground for Action online forum. Throughout the month of November, Kettering will be holding several CGA opportunities using the recently released Opioid Epidemic issue advisory. Also available are two training events for those interested in learning to moderate CGA forums; a general one for those new to CGA and another tailored for K-12 and college educators. Register to join these online forums and trainings by clicking on the links in the announcement below. This announcement was from the October Kettering newsletter – sign ... (Read More)
    Source: National Coalition for Dialogue & DeliberationPublished on 2017-11-03By Keiva Hummel
  • Judge Ola Lewis
    Learn more HERE. The post Judge Ola Lewis appeared first on Take Back Our Republic. ... (Read More)
    Source: Take Back Our RepublicPublished on 2017-11-02By Admin
  • Republican Tax Plan Is a ‘Non-Starter for the Moms of America’
    The tax plan introduced by Republican leaders in the House of Representatives today is a non-starter for the moms of America and would have disastrous implications for their families and their futures. Just like the budget passed last week, this plan would raise taxes for millions while gutting essential programs that boost our health care, nutrition, education and economy — all in order to cut taxes for the richest one percent and for wealthy corporations. Put simply, this tax plan has all the wrong priorities and would devastate our families and our economy. It can’t be considered true tax reform with the vast majority ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2017-11-02By MomsRising
  • Robin from VA: Why Head Start Matters to our Family
    The U.S. Congress is just weeks away from unveiling a tax bill that would give 80% of tax cuts to the top 1%. Meanwhile, low and middle-income families across the country will be left footing the bill through higher taxes and cuts to vital health care, nutrition, and education programs. Concerned parents, grandparents, and voters are speaking out to let Congress know this isn’t acceptable. Moms like Robin, who shared her story below, show us why the vital health care, nutrition, and education programs families rely on cannot be bargaining chips for corporate tax cuts. As long as I can remember, I have ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2017-11-02By Abbie Gately
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