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.

  • The Fair Representation Act Symposium Spotlight: George Cheung
    At a time when Americans increasingly feel like our elections are broken, a bold new proposal has been put forward. The Fair Representation Act is intended to create meaningful voting reform by replacing our winner-take-all system with a fair and proportional system: Ranked choice voting. Hear scholars and practitioners discuss what impact the Fair Representation Act would have on our democracy at our upcoming symposium, A Congress for Everyone: The Impact of the Fair Representation Act. February 4th at 3pm, New York University, Washington DC. Click here to learn more and RSVP. Where did your passion for Democracy begin?My parents ... (Read More)
    Source: Fair VotePublished on 2020-01-30
  • Everything you Need to Know about Public Charge in 2020
    What’s happening? On January 27, 2020, after being blocked by lower courts, the United States Supreme Court temporarily set aside the preliminary injunctions that prevented DHS’ public charge rule from taking effect, making it more difficult for low-income immigrants seeking to come to or trying to remain legally in the United States.  The public charge rule is designed to wage war on immigrants by weaponizing health, housing, nutrition and other essential programs that allow hardworking moms and families to thrive. It forces families with children to choose between reuniting with loved ones and putting food on the table.  By putting ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2020-01-30By Xochitl Oseguera
  • James Comey on the Better Angels Podcast
  • The Fair Representation Act Symposium Spotlight: Neal Simon
    At a time when Americans increasingly feel like our elections are broken, a bold new proposal has been put forward. The Fair Representation Act is intended to create meaningful voting reform by replacing our winner-take-all system with a fair and proportional system: Ranked choice voting. Hear scholars and practitioners discuss what impact the Fair Representation Act would have on our democracy at our upcoming symposium, A Congress for Everyone: The Impact of the Fair Representation Act. February 4th at 3:00pm, New York University, Washington DC. Click here to learn more and RSVP. Where did your passion for Democracy begin?I became ... (Read More)
    Source: Fair VotePublished on 2020-01-30
  • Lessons in Depolarization from Learning Vietnamese
    A few weeks ago, I was trying—feebly—to learn Vietnamese. My girlfriend is from Vietnam, and my first encounter with her parents was around then. It seemed like the very least I could do, to try to make a good impression, to learn a few phrases in their tongue, particularly since their English isn’t very strong. We started out recently with a few phrases like “Nice to meet you” and “My name is Randy.” But I figured I’d give it a more well-rounded effort and see if I could cram a bit more with some technological help. Naturally I went ... (Read More)
    Source: Better AngelsPublished on 2020-01-29By Randy Lioz
  • The Bonvie Blog: Fake Foods – Five ways to make eating a safer proposition in 2020
    Fake Foods – Five ways to make eating a safer proposition in 2020 by Linda and Bill Bonvie With all the mock meat, fake eggs and even bogus proteins making a big splash in 2019, it very well could be remembered as the year of ersatz edibles. But despite all the glowing advertising and discussion of how such plant products will save the world (along with your arteries), the truth is that they’re more closely related to chemical plants than plants that grow from the ground. And considering how the general public is snapping up these offerings, it appears that ... (Read More)
    Source: Citizens.orgPublished on 2020-01-29By Linda Bonvie
  • Homeopathy: FDA Grants Brief Extension for Comments on Draft Guidance – But More Time Still Needed
    IMPORTANT UPDATE: Our voices were heard and the FDA has granted an extension – a brief one – for comments on their proposed guidance for “Drug Products Labeled as Homeopathic.” The comment period has been extended to March 23rd. This is a step in the right direction, but not enough. We desperately need a full 180-day extension to July 23rd in order to respond effectively, and firmly believe an issue this important deserves sufficient time for all stakeholders to be heard. stay tuned for updates, and please use the information below to submit your comments today asking for a full ... (Read More)
    Source: Citizens.orgPublished on 2020-01-29By Citizens For Health
  • Dispatch: Finding Middle Ground in Divided Times
    She was showing me how to open her door. I was going to house-sit, and there was something glitchy about the deadbolt that had to be done just right. “Like this,” she said, miming the procedure. “Put the key in and turn to the right …” “No, Mom,” her young son interrupted. “You turn it left.” Slightly ruffled by his intrusion, she repeated, “Put the key in and turn right.” “No, Mom! Turn it left!” The boy was adamant. “Son, please don’t interrupt me. I’m showing something to Jane.” She began again, “Turn it right …” “Mom!” He was howling now, ... (Read More)
    Source: Better AngelsPublished on 2020-01-29By Better Angels
  • Impeachment Cupcakes to the Rescue!
    Support the Work!fundraisingLast week, MomsRising delivered impeachment cupcakes to U.S. Senate Republican offices with the message: “Don’t frost the American people. Bake in democracy now!” And you know what? Even though they may not all have liked our message, every single GOP office we visited welcomed us and accepted our cupcakes, along with tens of thousands of petition signatures and messages from across the nation. In other words, they got our message loud and clear! This week, we are reinforcing the message with more cupcake and message deliveries to U.S. Senators’ offices back in their home states. Can you ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2020-01-29By Felicia Burnett
  • Take action! Tell your U.S. Senators to vote for witnesses and documents!
    Take Action!As moms, we know we must protect our democracy for our children—and for our nation. By the end of this week, the U.S. Senate will face a crucial vote in the impeachment trial of President Trump. What’s at stake is whether witnesses and new documentary evidence can be presented BEFORE a vote to remove the President of the United States takes place. It’s a no-brainer that the ingredients for a fair trial would include witnesses and documents! Quick signature: Tell your U.S. Senators that the ingredients of a fair trial include 1) witness testimony and 2) documentary evidence!  As ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2020-01-29By Felicia Burnett
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