Daily Resource Highlight - 11/2/2020 - 11/9/2020
Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on November 13, 2020 at 4:51 PM
Below are the highlights and featured resources of this past week’s Daily* Resource.
11/3/2020 - Be Patient. Be Generous of Spirit. We Can Get Through This.
Check out our Featured Resources for some sources with election day updates. Given the strong chance we won’t know the winner tonight, please prioritize your mental health and be patient while officials count all of the votes.
If you decide that frequent updates are bad for your mental well-being, but you are craving community and want to connect with other concerned Americans, Braver Angels can help you with its “Moments of Peace” event. Once you register, you’ll receive two Zoom links -- one for religious gatherings and one for secular gatherings. Join your preferred meeting at any time from 7 PM until 2 AM ET, as Braver Angels will be hosting 15-minute segments to offer comfort and grounding throughout the night (and no election updates).
Finally, remember that many Bridge Alliance members have been working long, hard hours to empower Americans this election cycle (especially young Americans) and ensure a free and fair election. Let’s applaud their efforts and -- no matter who wins -- honor the American tradition of accepting the results and moving forward. Our democratic republic depends on it.
11/13/2020 - Nominations Still Open! The American Civic Collaboration Awards
The American Civic Collaboration Awards (the Civvys) are looking for nominations (Deadline is November 20th)!
For the last three years, The Civvys have demonstrated the immense power that collaboration can have within our society. Such inspirational stories / examples are needed now more than ever as we face (at least) two years of closely divided government at the federal level.
To help you brainstorm, here is a survey by the Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP). CEEP wants to know how its resources impacted voter registration on campuses nationwide. If you used CEEP’s resources or partnered with them, please fill out the survey. Even if you didn’t, though, use CEEP’s example as inspiration about how teamwork, persistence, and a clear mission can change the world. And if that inspiration leads you to think of a really incredible effort from the past few months, make sure you nominate the leaders of that effort for a Civvy.
- Ballotpedia (webpage): Election results, 2020
- Braver Angels (event - November 3 @ 7 PM ET): Moments of Peace: Coming Together on Election Night
- Braver Angels (event - November 14 @ 2 PM ET): National Families and Politics Workshop - Hybrid
- Campus Vote Project (incidence form): 2020 Election Day Incident Report
- Essential Partners (exercise): My Political Autobiography: A Reflective Exercise
- National Institute for Civil Discourse (event - November 20 @ 11 AM ET): Faith, Compassion, and Healing our National Divides
- National Institute for Civil Discourse - November 1st, 2020: Honor an American tradition: accept election results and move forward peacefully
- Unite America - October 26th, 2020: And We Will Wait Patiently: Why We Won’t Have Presidential Results on Election Night
- The Fulcrum (Big Tent Nation) November 11th, 2020: Nominations due soon for fourth year of civic collaboration prizes
- Social Barrel (BallotReady) October 28th, 2020: TikTok to add live election updates to its election guide