Bridge Alliance Members Are Revitalizing Our Country -- It’s Happening Now!
Posted by on June 20, 2018 at 3:50 PM
The Bridge Alliance is an invitation-only coalition, and one of the most important questions considered when evaluating requests for membership is “has this organization achieved real-world results?” Our country faces serious problems and to address them we need leaders who know how to turn theory into action. That is why the Bridge Alliance prides itself on connecting and showcasing organizations who have shown the ability to create change.
This week, we wanted to highlight two of our members who have achieved remarkable results. First is FairVote, who – in collaboration with several other BA members – achieved a momentous victory in Maine on Tuesday when voters (re)approved Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) for elections. You can read more about the achievement here. RCV has the potential to dramatically expand voters’ options, as people can vote for a third party candidate without “wasting” their vote.
The other is Participatory Budgeting Project, who empowered nearly 100,000 New York City residents to decide where over $36 million would be allocated in 2018. You can read more about the achievement here. Since 2012, PBP has empowered New Yorkers to decide how to spend $210 million. Their work has the potential to expand the scope of citizen engagement throughout the nation.
We look forward to continuing to support FairVote, PBP, and all of our members in the months and years ahead as we work together to revitalize our country.
As always, thank you for your support.
“A key strength of the Alliance is how it works to lift up its members and increase support for the work they are doing." Zaneeta Daver, Director, ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge
Member Organizations in the News:
National Foundation of Women Legislators - KLS.com - Red Sand on State Capitol Steps Calls Attention to Sex Trafficking
Project on Government Oversight - The American Conservative - Why Do Air Force Planes Need $10,000 Toilet Seat Covers?
Inspire U.S. - PR Newswire - Sixteen Schools Honored and Nearly 3,000 Students Registered to Vote in First Year of Civic Engagement Program