A Report on the Members’ Summit….from our newest intern Shakira

Posted by on November 02, 2018 at 4:59 PM

Last week we told you about the Civvy awards -- where organizations were honored and celebrated for their collaborative work that elevates democratic practices and civic engagement in America. If you missed it, you can read that update here and read the winners’ stories here (<-- highly recommended!).

The day before the Civvys, a number of Bridge Alliance members, journalists, academics, and foundation leaders gathered in the same space for the Bridge Alliance Members Summit (presented by the BAEF).

Over the course of an action-packed day, the attendees discussed the state of the democracy revitalization movement and how we should move forward. More specifically, attendees were asked to take part in designing “a Coordinated National Strategy for Healthy Self-governance.”

For a more inspired recap of the event, be sure to check out Shakira’s blog post.

In other news, the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution just released their newest report “Working Up: A Convergence Dialogue For Action To Increase Economic Mobility.” The report -- which was produced by stakeholders from a diverse array of organizations including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, McDonald’s, and the Center for American Progress -- calls for greater public and private collaboration to raise skills, broaden access to jobs, improve job quality, and create financial stability and opportunities for lower income workers.

As always, thank you for your support,


Jeremy Garson
Bridge Alliance Education Fund

Bridge Alliance Members in the News:

Various Members - NYTimes - Recovering the (Lost) Art of Civility

IssueVoter - Mic - This startup imagines a world where elections are more about issues than political parties

Represent.Us; Unite America; Issue One - RealClearPolitics - Reform Movement Picks Up Steam Ahead of Midterms

POGO - TechDirt - NSA Will Try To Stop Turning Whistleblowers Into Leakers With Kinder, Gentler Official Channels

FairVote - The Atlantic - There's a Better Way to Elect House Members