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Daily Resource Highlight - 6/14/2021

Posted by Michelle Dickson on June 14, 2021

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

06/07/2021 - This Weekend, Help Depolarize America with Katie Couric 

America Talks (AT) is launching this weekend (June 12th & 13th) with help from Katie Couric and the National Institute for Civil Discourse. AT will lead directly into the National Week of Conversation (NWOC), where literally hundreds of organizations -- including a number of Bridge Alliance member organizations -- are hosting hundreds of events.

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Daily Resource Highlight - 6/07/2021

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on June 07, 2021

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

6/01/2021 - Business Can Help Depolarize America, And It Has To

American businesses and the American government have a symbiotic relationship. American business needs a functional government that can set and enforce the laws, and our government needs businesses to power the economy and generate revenue / jobs. In our capitalist democratic republic, one cannot exist without the other.

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Daily Resource Highlight - 6/01/2021

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on June 01, 2021

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

5/25/2021 - AfP is Teaching How to Turn Down the Partisan Temperature

When I was in law school, I chose to live in a house with two other law students -- both of whom I disagreed with on politics and policy. When we argued about such topics, I often felt myself getting frustrated and raising my voice. Nevertheless, there was a baseline of respect among us that kept our conversations civil.

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Daily Resource Highlight - 5/24/2021

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on May 24, 2021

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

05/18/2021 - The Bridge Alliance Welcomes a Baker’s Dozen to its Community

Last week I said that I would tell you about all the Bridge Alliance’s new members in an upcoming newsletter. I may have spoken too soon. THIRTEEN members have joined the Bridge Alliance since our previous “new members” update in January, and that’s simply too many to cover in one newsletter -- especially since we like describing each new member, even if it’s just in a sentence or two.

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Daily Resource Highlight - 5/17/2021

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on May 17, 2021

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05/11/2021 - ActiVote Teams Up with National Vote at Home to Keep YOU Informed

If there is one thing we love, it’s when Bridge Alliance members team up. Today, ActiVote teamed up with the National Vote at Home Institute to educate voters on various innovations and reforms designed to make voting easier -- and secure -- for all Americans. This kicks off a week-long event where National Vote at Home will help ActiVote users understand the various bills being considered in their state.

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Daily Resource Highlight 5/10/2021

Posted by Michelle Dickson on May 10, 2021

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

5/03/2021 - Hear the Progressive AND Conservative Cases for Open Primaries

Earlier this month, we told you about Unite America’s report “The Primary Problem.” As a brief refresher, Unite America found that approximately 48% of U.S. House elections were decided by primary voters. Thus, primary elections are a critical opportunity for citizens to make their voices heard. In most states, however, you have to register with one party or the other to participate.

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Daily Resource Highlight - 5/03/2021

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on May 03, 2021

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

4/26/2021 - Issue One: 1/13 of Election Dollars Came From 12 Megadonors 

Sometime it’s quite difficult to understand big numbers, including when it comes to money. My father Jeff Garson, though, came up with a simple thought experiment to wrap our minds around what a million dollars means as opposed to a billion. It goes like this: 

You’ve time travelled back before the year 2000 and you want to count your money by hand before you reach the year 2000. If you had a million dollars and each $1 took 1 second, you would need to start the morning of December 21st, 1999, or about 10 days before the new year. If, on the other hand, you had a billion dollars, you would need to start in April of 1969.

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Daily Resource Highlight - 4/26/2021

Posted by Michelle Dickson on April 29, 2021

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

4/21/2021 - Citizen Redefined: Teaching Citizenship Culture to Young Americans

At Citizen University, Americans are taught to think of citizenship as a way of life; as a community. In some ways, Citizen University sees citizenship as a religion, complete with civic sermons every Saturday. In this case, the object of “worship” is the grand experiment of self-governance that we have been navigating for nearly 2½ centuries.

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Daily Resource Highlight - 4/05/2021

Posted by Michelle Dickson on April 29, 2021

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

3/30/2021 - Kids Don’t Want to Have to Pick Sides 

Last month, we highlighted an article by Nick Troiano of Unite America. In the article, Nick notes that, according to a recent Gallup poll, half of Americans self-identify as “independent.” However, less than a third of Americans are registered as independent. Presumably, part of the reason for that difference is that independents in 14 states (including heavily populated states like Pennsylvania, New York, and Florida) can’t vote in the primaries.

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Daily Resource Highlight - 4/19/2021

Posted by Michelle Dickson on April 19, 2021

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4/13/2021 -  Unite America: Primary Elections Determined 83% of the House. Wait, What!? 

I know this subject line feels like click-bait, but Unite America has done the math. In fact, elections for the 2021 U.S. House of Representatives were actually less competitive than it looks (numbers come from page 9 of the report):

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