Bowling with Others during a Hectic Election year
Posted by on February 27, 2020 at 9:33 PM
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It’s easy to feel alone during the dreary winter months, as our voices seem drowned out by the chaos of the election cycle. We all seem to be “Bowling Alone.” Common Ground Solutions is exploring this loneliness at its core, and the efforts to reverse the destructive trend -- including those led by Bridge Alliance member Citizen University.
If you (or someone you know) are lonely and disengaged, check out the multitude of Bridge Alliance member organizations that want to connect with you! Events are happening all the time, both virtually and in-person. If you happen to be in the D.C. / Maryland area on February 28th, Better Angels is hosting a workshop in Carroll County, Maryland on how to communicate effectively across the political divide, and Stand Up Republic is hosting its Summit on Principled Conservatism. And if you happen to be in northern Florida in early March, Village Square is planning its Annual Tallahassee Town Hall on March 10th.
Can’t make it to an event? Thankfully, we have podcasts like Toppling the Duopoly and the ReConsider Podcast coming from Bridge Alliance members to keep you sane and informed. Additionally, the Millennial Action Project gives us perspectives from the heart of the country in their brand new podcast, “Meeting in Middle America.”
And please know that this movement isn’t just about conversation (though conversation is vital). In fact, the movement regularly achieves remarkable accomplishments that will have a lasting impact on the political process. One of these successes involves the introduction of the Civil Literacy Act. It was brought forward by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, along with Bridge Alliance member Generation Citizen. Congratulations to all involved!
So, even if the political climate and these long winter months get you down at times, remember there are millions of us who have your back. You’re not alone.
And, as always, thank you for your support.
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Bridge Alliance Members in the News:
Issue One; Unite America; Represent US; Open Primaries; Take Back Our Republic; American Promise; Fair Vote - RealClearPolitics - Neal Simon's Roadmap Out of Our Partisan Morass
R Street Institute; POGO - The Epoch Times - Bipartisan Coalition Unites Behind First Federal Financial Management Reform Since 1990
Ballotpedia - The Verge - Twitter’s messy verification process is making candidates wait