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Daily Resource Highlight - 11/29/2021

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on November 29, 2021

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?

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Daily Resource Highlight - 11/22/2021

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on November 22, 2021

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November 16, 2021 - Shining the Spotlight on City Leaders -- Offering Innovative Support

Before I was an alum of Michigan Law, I was a Johns Hopkins Blue Jay. JHU has a long list of impressive alumni, but Michael Bloomberg stands apart due to his tremendous investments in the University. One such investment is the Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation, which wants to support innovative city leaders.

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Daily Resource Highlight - 11/15/2021

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on November 15, 2021

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November 9. 2021 - Climate Change is a Right / Left Issue...But Not in THAT Way

There’s a consensus that often comes up when I talk to people about polarization and solution making; that we generally have similar goals as a society, but different ideas on how to achieve those goals. So it is with climate change and the environment.

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Daily Resource Highlight - 11/08/2021

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on November 08, 2021

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November 2, 2021 - GO VOTE! And be willing to lose.

Campaigns aren’t supposed to admit that defeat is possible. It’s discouraging to supporters and may make people feel like their vote doesn’t matter. But losing is a reality that most candidates for office have faced at one point or another. It’s hard to win an election!

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Daily Resource Highlight - 11/01/2021

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on November 01, 2021

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October 26, 2021 - Voting in America: Is There Room for Improvement?

I live in a state with a big upcoming election, so voting is on my mind right now. As with most elections in this country, I fall into thinking of my choice as more or less “Democrat” or “Republican.” Technically there are other candidates, but the “wasted vote” argument is persuasive to me, and none of them have a chance of winning in this election. But are there better ways? 

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Daily Resource Highlight - 10/25/2021

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on October 25, 2021

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October 19, 2021 - Welcoming VPI, NAFCM, CARE LAB, and Vote by Design

I have been part of the Bridge Alliance family for four years now, and I still get excited when we welcome a new member / partner. It’s somewhat similar to the feeling I get when the University of Michigan’s (my alma mater) football or basketball team secures the commitment of a sought-after high school prospect. There is so much potential with every new addition to the team / coalition, and that potential energizes me.

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Daily Resource Highlight - 10/18/2021

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on October 18, 2021

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October 12, 2021 - Raising the Debt Ceiling -- Everybody Agrees, And Yet….

We Americans seem to have a special knack for manufacturing crises in our country. Almost everybody agrees that the United States should avoid defaulting on its debts, and yet voting to raise / suspend the debt ceiling has become another “opportunity” for political gamesmanship, as shown by The FlipSide’s latest article on the subject.

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Daily Resource Highlight - 10/11/2021

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on October 10, 2021

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October 5, 2021 - The Best Weapon Against COVID is Trust…

We (the Bridge Alliance) rarely talk about COVID anymore, either in this newsletter, on social media, or elsewhere. That wasn’t a conscious decision on our part, and it certainly doesn’t mean that we believe we’re “past it.” Maybe it’s because we don’t see ourselves as experts on the topic.

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Daily Resource Highlight - 10/04/2021

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on October 04, 2021

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September 28, 2021 - The Sneaky Strength of Cooperation -- Open Primaries and Bridge Action Grants

The Bridge Alliance was founded on the idea that the best way to accomplish our collective goals is by working together. It seems obvious on paper, but….well...*gestures to various parts of the country*. That’s why we were incredibly excited to witness the success that Open Primaries had in Maine.

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Daily Resource Highlight - 9/27/2021

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on September 27, 2021

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September 21, 2021 - Rewarding Leadership, Empowering New Leaders

Leaders in this movement tend to be very generous. And that generosity can be pretty durable, since progress comes slowly, if it comes at all. That being said, it’s always nice to get an external boost, whether it’s in the form of recognition and/or compensation.

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