Daily Resource Highlight - 12/7/2020

Posted by on December 10, 2020 at 11:45 AM

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

12/7/2020 -  Our Values, As Explained By Our Friends

In October 2019, back before COVID-19 took over the world, we hosted over 100 Bridge Alliance members and partners at the 2019 Bridge Alliance Members’ Summit in Washington, D.C. We asked attendees to imagine what our nation would look like in twenty years, and how we would get there.

The discussion was infused with our values as an organization, including collaboration and diversity (ideological, racial/ethnic, age, etc.), and the impact was noticeable. Attendees sat for interviews throughout the two-day Summit, and when we reviewed the recordings, we found that people kept coming back to these important themes.

Inspired by their words, our staff put together these seven YouTube videos (all between 2 minutes and 4 minutes long). Each video features attendees discussing the importance of these values and several others that guide the Bridge Alliance coalition’s work:

12/9/2020 - Young Legislators Putting Country Before Party

Before we dive into today’s highlight, the National Conference on Citizenship’s (NCoC) Students Learn, Students Vote (SLSV) coalition is looking for a full-time Communications Director. Click here for a description of the position. They are already accepting applications!

Indeed, there are countless examples across the nation of elected officials and legislators who are willing to work with their colleagues across the aisle to create policy and solve problems. The Millennial Action Project’s Rising Stars Award celebrates such individuals. Specifically, it honors young legislators -- Democratic and Republican -- “who embody MAP’s vision of transcending political tribalism. The Rising Star Award honors leaders who take initiative in shepherding bipartisan legislation that addresses priority issues in today’s political climate.”

Usually the award ceremony is held in Washington, D.C., which necessarily limits the audience capacity. Because of the pandemic, however, this year’s ceremony is entirely virtual. This is an exciting opportunity to meet future leaders of our nation and gain faith in our future. Even if you can’t commit to the entire 90 minute presentation, we highly encourage you to tune in for at least part of the ceremony and help MAP honor elected officials who have committed -- in word and deed -- to putting their country and constituents first. 

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