Daily Resource Highlight - 09/19/2022
Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on September 19, 2022 at 2:43 PM
Below are the highlights and featured resources of this past week’s Daily* Resource.
September 12, 2022 - Season of Midterm Events
As we move past Labor Day, the coming weeks are filling up quickly with new things to do. There are new routines of workplaces and schools, yet there is also a sense of urgency leading to the 2022 midterm elections. In the Fulcrum “Your Take” last week, we asked about your preparation for the election. Readers responded to questions on how they would help increase voter turnout among their own connections as well as how they believe our systems can be changed to make the voting process easier.
One organization Power the Polls, has created a recruitment week to raise awareness about this vital need. They work directly with election administrators to identify the most pressing needs for poll workers across the country and match those looking to volunteer with the resources to do that. They especially need Spanish-speaking and other language poll workers.
Many organizations in our community have events this month, notably:
- Sept 15: Team Democracy’s Democracy Day Celebration
- Sept 16: American Democracy Project’s National Constitution Day Conversation
- Sept: 16: Engaged Athlete All-Star Meeting from All Vote No Play featuring Condoleeza Rice, Stephen Curry, Tara Venderveer, and Demario Davis.
- Sept 27-29: National Citizen Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. Save 25% by using code NCLC2022.
- Explore the more than 20 additional events happening this week at Citizen Connect.
Hopefully, you can find a couple of events that resonate with you and help you find a sense of community and grounding as we head into what will undoubtedly be a busy and important fall season.
September 15, 2022 - The Season of Civic Opportunities
In today’s featured Fulcrum post, David Meyers lays out a calendar of civic events and opportunities, all the way to Election Day. In the midst of Power the Polls week, today is Democracy Day, and this weekend we celebrate Constitution and Citizenship Day. And next week is National Voter Registration Day.
We are navigating this season in the midst of a political environment with more animosity and partisanship than we have experienced in recent history. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have reason to remain optimistic that we have common ground with each other. There are many areas of consensus in this week’s resources.
The American Conservation Coalition is discussing the emerging bipartisan climate playbook. Convergence released consensus recommendations for reimagining care for older adults from across the political spectrum. And Voice of the People and the Program for Public Consultation’s latest policy simulation survey shows that bipartisan majorities favor funding substance abuse treatment for all who want it.
Meanwhile, Team Democracy is using the International Day of Democracy as an opportunity to promote its Safe and Fair Elections Pledge and invite political candidates, organizations, and citizens (like you!) to commit to free, fair, and secure elections. There is good reason to believe that the youngest generation of voters will demand a new era of voting, with ranked choice voting gaining momentum.
Perhaps as we learn to live with COVID in our society and return to in-person convenings, we will find even more common ground. Remember that even one person engaging in authentic dialogue with another person can lead to meaningful change.
- AllSides (Blog) September 7th: As Students Return to Class, Public Confidence in Schools Falters
- American Democracy Project and Up To Us (Competition) Applications Due October 28: Civic Solutions: Problem-Solving Through the Up to Us Case Competition
- American Conservation Coalition (Blog) September 6: A Bipartisan Climate Playbook is Emerging
- Committee For A Responsible Federal Budget (Blog) September 9th: House Group Requests President Biden Fully Repeal Rebate Rule
- Convergence (Press Release) September 7: Leaders from Across Political Spectrum Release Consensus Recommendations for Reimagining Care for Older Adults
- Election Reformers Network (Blog) September 6: Declaring Who Wins Elections is Not a Job For Partisans
- FairVote (Article) September 2nd: Who Can Win With The Fewest Votes?
- FairVote (Blog) September 14: 19 Editorial Boards Have Supported Ranked Choice Voting In 2022
- The Flip Side (Blog) September 9th: Queen Elizabeth II
- Leadership Now Project (Newsletter) September 5: Democracy's Summer of Twists and Turns
- UVA Center for Politics (Blog) September 2nd: Center for Politics Welcomes Nine Scholars for 2022-2023 Academic
- Voice of the People & Program for Public Consultation at University of Maryland (Blog) August 31: Large Bipartisan Majorities Favor Congress Funding Substance Abuse Treatment for All Who Want It