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.

  • We’re talking Presidential Accountability tonight during our #KeepMarching telephone town hall!
    We are so excited to hop on the phone with you tonight, 9 PM EST / 6 PM PST, for MomsRising’s #KeepMarching telephone town hall meeting on Presidential accountability, when we'll cover the nuts and bolts of impeachment, how special counsels and independent commissions work, and the current political environment.  MomsRising Executive Director Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner hosts special guests Dr. Matt Dallek from George Washington University and David Sievers of MoveOn.org for this exciting and timely discussion, followed by Q & A. With President Trump announcing today that he has no tapes of his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey, and with the Senate Republicans finally sharing their secret healthcare plan ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2017-06-22By Gloria Pan
  • SIGN: Protect Medicaid, Vote NO on the Healthcare Bill
    TAKE ACTIONWe have bad news to share and an URGENT need for you to take action ASAP to help save health care. Here’s the bad news: If there was a contest for the worst health care bill, the U.S. Senate Republicans’ bill, released this morning, would win it. It’s out of touch, out of line with our nation’s priorities, and damaging to our families and economy. It’s unconscionable. This is an emergency. Take action to protect healthcare now! Tell the Senate Republicans to stop attacking families by threatening the health of our children and communities in order to give tax ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2017-06-22By Donna
  • Prominent Staffers Share Secrets to a Successful Career on the Hill
    “Success happens when preparation meets luck,” advised Mary Elizabeth Taylor, a member of the White House’s Office of Legislative Affairs and a presenter at our recent event, “How to get a job on Capitol hill.” Along with Ms. Taylor, speakers Joe Donoghue, legislative Director for Senator John McCain; and Nina Smith, Director of Media Relations for Megaphone Strategies, a social justice-focused public relations firm, offered hard-earned insight and valuable advice on initiating, and advancing in, a career working on Capitol Hill. Points of emphasis included the importance of a mutually beneficial approach to networking and ... (Read More)
    Source: Liberty and Access for AllPublished on 2017-06-22By Maram
  • Moms to U.S. Senate Republicans: Stop Attacking Our Families
    If there was a contest for the worst health care bill, the U.S. Senate Republicans’ bill, released this morning, would win it. It’s out of touch, out of line with our nation’s priorities, and damaging to our families and economy. It’s unconscionable. The bill released this morning would plunge tens of millions of moms and families into crisis, end Medicaid as we know it, and devastate our economy. The cuts to Medicaid, which covers nearly one half of the births in our country, are more devastating than even in the House version of the bill. Supporters of this bill are ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2017-06-22By MomsRising
  • SuperMom MacKenzie Nicholson testifies before Congress on the importance of paid leave
    Good afternoon everyone, and thank you to Congresswoman Frankel and the Democratic Women’s Working Group for inviting me to speak today. My name is MacKenzie, I’m a proud MomsRising member from, New Hampshire. I’m a mother of two – a four-year-old son (whose birthday is today!) and a five-month-old baby girl. I also help care for my 62-year-old mother, making me a member of the sandwich generation. Over the past several months, my family has experienced both the joy of a new birth and the stress of an elderly family member’s serious illness.     My husband and I did ... (Read More)
    Source: Moms RisingPublished on 2017-06-22By tina@momsrising.org
  • The real loser is the current campaign finance system
    Take Back Responds to GA-6 Special Congressional Election Executive Director John Pudner released the following statement about this week’s special election in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District: “Negative TV commercials finally stopped running in Atlanta this week, with the election of Republican Karen Handel over Democrat Jon Ossoff.  Take Back Our Republic does not take positions on elections, but now that this election is over, we can comment on the millions of dollars that flooded this district through unverified credit card contributions. Voters have no way of knowing for sure who made these contributions because the bank wasn’t allowed to verify ... (Read More)
    Source: Take Back Our RepublicPublished on 2017-06-22By Admin
  • Host a Living Room Conversation
    Thank you for expressing an interest in hosting a Living Room Concert with Royce Lovett! We have a limited number of concerts we can help fund thanks to the generous support of a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation (through the Community Foundation of North Florida) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (through the Florida Humanities Council). In order to honor the goals of this grant funding, we’ve outlined our expectations of concert hosts in addition to the support that we can offer. Please review the details below and let us know if you’d ... (Read More)
    Source: The Village SquarePublished on 2017-06-22By Liz Joyner
  • Stories and Reflections from Elevate Engagement
    Last month, I had the great pleasure of attending Elevate Engagement, a conference hosted by the Agora Journalism Center at the University of Oregon and organized in partnership with NCDD member organization Journalism That Matters. Over 130 participants took part in this conference, including many journalists, some engagement practitioners (NCDD member orgs the Jefferson Center and Healthy Democracy among them), activists, and others. Organizers used Open Space, World Cafe, Pro-Action Cafe, and other engagement techniques to discuss the question, “How do we elevate engagement for communities to thrive?” Over the course of the four days, I heard a whole host of ... (Read More)
    Source: National Coalition for Dialogue & DeliberationPublished on 2017-06-22By Courtney Breese
  • Transpartisan Review Blog #51
    Taco Trucks at Every Mosque Americans Embrace Diversity Locally Transpartisan Note #51 by A. Lawrence Chickering and James S. Turner Taco Trucks at Every Mosqueis a celebration of breaking of the fast (iftar) during the month of Ramadan by Orange County, California, Muslim and Latino community members. It took place June 15th at the Islamic Society of Orange County in Garden Grove. Orange County’s OC Weekly reported that a line of fourteen hundred people of all ethnicities and religions formed for halal (fitting Muslim dietary laws) tacos. Muslim activist Rida Hamida and Santa Anna Valley High history teacher Ben ... (Read More)
    Source: Citizens.orgPublished on 2017-06-21By Citizens For Health
  • Challenging Campuses To Go ALL IN On Conversation
    Josh Feigelson, executive director of Ask Big Questions, writes about the Campus Conversation Challenge, on forbes.com. This new initiative challenges campuses to start 1,000 new conversations between people who might never have talked otherwise.  Read his blog post. The post Challenging Campuses To Go ALL IN On Conversation appeared first on ALL IN Challenge. ... (Read More)
    Source: All In ChallengePublished on 2017-06-21By Zaneeta Daver