We are a diverse coalition of organizations committed to revitalizing democratic practice in America by finding new and creative ways to work together, with more than 75 respected, diverse and established organizations.
Since it’s often difficult for any one group to fully capture public attention or broadly popularize solutions, we are banding together for collective impact across three broad areas: civic engagement, governance and policymaking, and campaign and election processes.
May 23, 2017
Last month, Bridge Alliance held a Bridge Summit adjunct to Earth Day Texas in Dallas. The Summit was to be a physical unifying of our member organizations and a weekend to find new ways of working together aligned with our mission of revitalizing democratic practice and discourse in this nation.Read More
April 20, 2017
March 01, 2017
In the 20th century, the legitimacy of governments was based almost solely on the rule of law and the right to vote. In the democratic upheaval of the 21st century, citizens still want the protection of laws and the ability to choose representatives, but those powers may no longer be enough to make government legitimate in the eyes of the people. In the future, governments may rise or fall depending on whether they give citizens meaningful roles in decision-making, problem-solving, and community-building.Read More
February 17, 2017
In our mission to "rebuild the middle ground" of United States politics, we are obviously fighting a losing battle. Pew lays out a pretty horrid landscape--and that was before the election. The left and right hate hate hate each other, and they may be caught in a downward spiral of distrust that tears the country apart. If there's any hope to be had from this particular strategy, the middle ground needs to identify who's in it, and find each other--and fast.Read More
January 23, 2017
I like to describe our country as “the big, raucous American family.” And there is hardly a better opportunity to build family connections than with games. Or a more revealing way to understand each other and ourselves, than by the tactics we use within the game.Read More