iCivics and Everyday Democracy Want to Hear From You (And we’ve expanded the Alliance again!)
Posted by Bridge Alliance on May 23, 2018 at 7:01 PM
Member organization, iCivics, is leading a coalition of civic educators committed to expanding and improving civic education in the USA. As part of that effort, they are asking concerned citizens to take this survey/exercise to help the coalition identify key leverage points and strategies for improving civic education in the U.S. The exercise will allow a broad range of people to suggest underlying causes of unsatisfactory civic education.
Another one of our members, Everyday Democracy, is now accepting nominations for their Paul and Joyce Aicher Leadership in Democracy Award. This is an annual $10,000 award to an individual and/or organization whose work and accomplishments embody the Aichers’ values such as voice, connection, racial equity, & community change. The deadline for submissions is June 15th. More information about the award, and a link to the nomination form, are here.
Finally, we would like to give a big shout out to our two new members -- IssueVoter and BallotReady. IssueVoter helps citizens keep track of their representative’s actions on key issues and makes it easier to communicate with their representative and hold them accountable. BallotReady equips voters to make informed decisions on every office and issue by providing comprehensive information on all candidates and measures based on the voter’s zip code. Make sure to bookmark their websites so that you’re ready when you step into the voting booth in November.
As always, thank you for your support.
“The Bridge Alliance couldn't have come along at a more important time, both at this moment in American history but also in the life cycle of nonpartisan democracy reform work in this country. It not only provides a critical means for organizations like ours to connect and increase our collective impact, but it does so while being manifestly serious about investing significant resources in this important national counter-narrative in a way that can compete with the big business of political division.” Robin Teater, Executive Director, Healthy Democracy
Member Organizations in the News:
Cities of Service - State Scoop - Tulsa's strides with data-driven decisions earn a global civic engagement award
Young Invincibles - MarketWatch - Want to make millennials mad? Talk about saving for retirement
Center for Technology and Civic Life - NBC Chicago - Obama Speaks With Foundation Fellows in Chicago