Daily Resource Highlight - 11/29/2021

Posted by on November 29, 2021 at 5:13 PM

Below are the highlights and featured resources of this past week’s Daily* Resource.

November 23, 2021 - Preparing for Thanksgiving Conversations -- You Have Options

It’s Thanksgiving time again, and it appears that most Americans are ready to celebrate in-person again. That also means that awkward political conversations may be unavoidable -- you can’t exactly hide your reaction by turning off your Zoom cam. So do you engage? Or do you hold your tongue?

Fortunately, many Bridge Alliance members are confronting the same challenges, and have created helpful guides / strategies to get you through the holiday season: 

Of course, these aren’t the only resources that Alliance members have created to help you survive and thrive during the holiday season. We encourage you to follow all member organizations for their impressive offerings. Hopefully, though, these tips and tricks will make this year’s meal more fun and your post-turkey nap more relaxing.

November 25, 2021 - Happy Thanksgiving! Some Optimism and Opportunities

It’s Turkey Season! Hopefully you’re enjoying (or enduring) some quality family time and getting ready for a gut-busting feast. If you’ve taken a break from the festivities to catch up on your emails, then (1) we truly appreciate your support and (2) we’re going to reward you with a dose of positivity.

We are excited to share Common Ground Committee’s newest podcast episode “Hidden Progress: A More Hopeful Future.” There’s a lot to worry about right now, but this episode focuses on everything we have to look forward to in the future. To put it differently, what can go right?

Additionally, we have a couple of exciting opportunities to tell you about. First, Participatory Budgeting Project is putting their principles into action by asking supporters to decide how $20,000 of PBP’s budget should be spent. They will be collecting ideas until January 7th. Second, TechCongress is now accepting applications for its Congressional Innovation Scholars Program. If you are tech-savvy and want to bring your skills to the highest levels of government, this is a great opportunity to do so. Applications are being accepted through January 20th.

If you’ve made it this far, thank you! And be sure to save this email, because we have a lot of great resources for you to explore after you finish your second helping of mashed potatoes and stuffing.