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 Road Forward: Engaging Stakeholders After the 2016 Election
    Many Americans were rocked by our unprecedented November election. At Future 500, we spent most of the year preparing for any scenario– we did not bet on the Republican victory, but we did anticipate the electoral possibility. We’re entering a period of profound uncertainty as our new leadership takes shape. We’ll likely ring in the year hanging on fundamental questions about our national identity. Our future is cloudy. Our Challenge has never been clearer: Collaborate. Commit our resources and influence to build bridges toward a healthy economy and a healthy environment. The two are interdependent; their health enables widespread ... (Read More)
    Source: Future500Published on 2016-12-05By Matt Stites
  • 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Up a Congressional Office
    Tip O'Neill once said, "It's easier to run for office than to run the office." Running a campaign and creating a congressional office are vastly different tasks. Setting up a House or Senate office includes all the challenges of starting a small business with all the red tape of a bureaucracy. During the past 40 years the Congressional Management Foundation has helped thousands of new members of Congress and their staffs set up freshman offices. Here are 7 mistakes to avoid. ... (Read More)
    Source: CMFPublished on 2016-12-05
  • Letter From the President
      Families, friends and a clash of worldviews. How was your Thanksgiving?  I had a wonderful gathering with family and friends. At the end of the holiday week, I was exhausted. Not just by the extra effort of cooking, cleaning and entertaining.  Also by the extra effort to not upset the worldview of my family members. They are very uncomfortable talking about politics or any national issues. And of course, that means that most of my life is “off-limits” for discussion. AARGH!!! As I relayed my holiday story to my friends, I realized that what my family is protecting is ... (Read More)
    Source: Coffee Party USAPublished on 2016-12-03
  • The Art + Science of The Village Square:
    The Model Almost a decade into our work at the Village Square, we’ve made a decision to become more intentional about sharing the theoretical and academic foundations behind our work product. We’re doing that because we think that our strategy isn’t always the most natural direction for those pursuing a more civil political environment, but we’re confident it’s the right one. It’s almost reflex to think that if only people had better information we’d be able to rationally navigate our way to resolving disagreement through statesmanship. That assumption then leads to the presumption that more facts, more analysis, and more ... (Read More)
    Source: The Village SquarePublished on 2016-12-03By Liz Joyner
  • Volunteer of the Month: Elisabeth Parker
      Elisabeth Parker Originally from New York, Elisabeth Parker has spent time in Boston, San Diego and San Francisco and now resides in Tacoma, Washington with her husband and 14 year old daughter.   Elisabeth met her husband in California, and last year, they moved to Tacoma.  Elisabeth is an artist, a techie, a web designer and a blogger for several online liberal news sites. Elisabeth joined the Coffee Party in 2014.  She was attracted to our Join The Coffee Party Movement Facebook Page and was drawn to the idea of a safe place where people with different perspectives can meet ... (Read More)
    Source: Coffee Party USAPublished on 2016-12-03
  • Board Development Work Group/Volunteer Coordination
      By Leah Spitzer, Coffee Party Volunteer Coordinator As both the Work Group Chair for Board Development and the Volunteer Coordinator, I have the pleasure of meeting our volunteers as they join, and then watching them develop into strong volunteers and eventually, in some cases, leadership positions.   November brought us  an inpouring of volunteer sign ups. People are ready to get engaged and involved.   I scheduled more Orientation Calls, with bigger turnouts than ever before.  I’ve been keeping busy and I love it. The enthusiasm and commitment is contagious.  While much of it can be connected to the election, ... (Read More)
    Source: Coffee Party USAPublished on 2016-12-03
  • News from the Work Group for Coffee Party Board Development
      Charlotte Vaughan Coyle, Coffee Party Board of Director & Secretary Since the recent elections, Coffee Party USA has been flooded with requests from people who love our country and want to make a difference in our nation. We have welcomed new volunteers in almost every one of our active work groups. What energy we are feeling! If you too are feeling some renewed passion to get more involved, consider joining us in our grassroots movement to build, nurture and connect communities in order to reclaim our government for the people. Besides our goal of activating more volunteers, Coffee Party USA is ... (Read More)
    Source: Coffee Party USAPublished on 2016-12-03
  • Lessons Learned from Protesting
    Tim Danahey, Coffee Party USA Director of Public and Member Relations Two weeks ago, my neighbor told me about a “Not My President” protest rally scheduled in my hometown.  The theme of the protest is not one I wholeheartedly support but I understood the underlying concerns for civil liberties, racism, and opportunity for all.  I decided to go. This was my first protest except for a rally against Citizens United in Denver years ago.  I didn't know what to expect.  What I found was fascinating, frightening, and encouraging.  Let me tell you what happened. First of all, I discovered ... (Read More)
    Source: Coffee Party USAPublished on 2016-12-03
  • In Italy, Voters Pay for Ballot Information – But There’s a Better Way
    Brexit, Colombia, Turkey . . . time and time again this year we have pointed out examples of where a citizen-based review of confusing, high stakes ballot measures could have made a real difference in countries around the world. People the world over have lamented the poor understanding that voters report after casting a ballot on these national referenda, while the voters themselves in the impacted countries also report being confused at the time they voted. The Palazzo Montecitorio, seat of the Italian Chamber of Deputies The latest case is the upcoming Italian referendum, where voters will go to the ... (Read More)
    Source: Healthy DemocracyPublished on 2016-12-02By Jessie Conover
  • New Roadblock for Inspectors General Access to Information
    Last minute concerns over the IG Empowerment Act of 2015 may delay necessary legislation until next Congress. ... (Read More)
    Source: POGOPublished on 2016-12-02
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