Our Blind Spot
Posted by Dakota Doney on November 21, 2019 at 4:12 PM
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In the constant busyness of our democracy revitalization movement, we spend quite a lot of time focusing on how to fix the endless problems of the world, and we’re happy to do so. It is important, however, to remember to take care of and reflect on ourselves. This ensures we’re the best representatives of this movement we care about so deeply. The Institute for Cultural Evolution has a new character exercise, which can help us identify how to become our best selves.
This personal journey might include finding the right jobs for the right people. RepresentUs has numerous career options available for those who are looking, or who know somebody who is a perfect fit.
With all of that said, there are some shining accomplishments to celebrate! Independent Voting hosted their annual Anti-Corruption Awards in New York City, and honored the likes of Katie Fahey, Adrian Fontes, and Jane Kleeb. Additionally, former Governor Bill Weld signed the American Promise Candidate Pledge, becoming the 13th 2020 presidential candidate to sign and the first Republican presidential candidate to sign.
Looking forward, at the National Citizen Leadership Conference, American Promise launched the Cause of Our Time program, inviting young Americans to join the movement for a 28th Amendment. And, thankfully, the panel charged with modernizing Congress was given another year to try. We wish them luck.
As always, thank you for your support.
Dakota Doney (Democracy Revitalization Intern)
Bridge Alliance Members in the News:
ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge; Young Invincibles - Forbes - ALL IN Challenge Honors College Campuses For Excellence In Student Voter Engagement
American Promise; RepresentUs - The Hill - New York City win for ranked-choice voting highlights demand for democracy reform
Bridge Alliance - The Fulcrum - In our reruns, an amalgam of a more civil society
Institute for Local Government - Santa Monica Daily Press - City of Malibu Earns Environmental Award