Civvys Finalists! Two New Members! One Wants Your State to be More Like Oregon
Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on August 29, 2019 at 4:11 PM
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CORRECTION: An earlier version of this Update listed Arizona as one of three states that votes entirely by mail. This was incorrect. 75% of Arizona votes by mail. Colorado votes entirely by mail. Additionally, Hawaii and Utah recently adopted vote-by-mail.
A few years ago, my sister moved from New York City to Oregon with her husband and two children. As you can imagine, moving across the country was not easy. Moving is always inconvenient, and that inconvenience is multiplied several times when you are headed several hours by airplane away from your family.
One thing that became more convenient? Voting. Washington is one of fives states (along with Oregon, Colorado, Hawaii, and Utah) that holds elections entirely by mail. And the National Vote at Home Institute -- the leading advocate for mail-in-voting and newest member of the Bridge Alliance family -- thinks you should have that same option.
We would also like to welcome the Interactivity Foundation, whose mission is to improve both the quality and quantity of the public discussions that shape the development of our public policy options.
Learn more about both organizations by clicking their logos below.
In other exciting news, the 2019 Civvys Finalists have been announced! For those of you who are unfamiliar with the American Civic Collaboration Awards (aka “the Civvys”), it is an award show dedicated to highlight outstanding efforts of civic collaboration making impacts in local, national and youth communities. If you want to see what all the fuss it about, click here to see photos of the 2018 Civvy award ceremony.
Finally, a few other news items we want to highlight:
- ProCon.org is looking for a new CEO! Their former CEO -- Kamy Akhavan -- has moved onto the USC Center for the Political Future and left big shoes to fill. If you think you have what it takes to lead this incredible organization, please apply today!
- Public Agenda just released a multi-year study in collaboration with the Kettering Foundation. This impressive publication explores how Americans’ views of our democracy have evolved and what they believe needs to happen to strengthen it.
- Bridge Alliance members Living Room Conversations and the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution were the focus of in-depth pieces by NationSwell and PACE, respectively.
As always, thank you for your support,
Bridge Alliance Education Fund
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Bridge Alliance Members in the News:
Bridge Alliance - The Fulcrum - Diverse people must be in every room where decisions are made
Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget - PBS Newshour - Why skyrocketing federal debt will mean the next recession is harder to overcome (interview)
National Institute for Civil Discourse - CSMonitor - Encircling the interrupters with civility
RepresentUs - WSOC Charlotte - #Democracy911: Man walks from Atlanta to DC to raise awareness about corrupt politics