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63 Members Strong

In the past few weeks, the Bridge Alliance has grown with 8 new member organizations which puts our total membership at 63! The rapid growth in our membership base provides new opportunities for collaboration, civic problem solving, and public policy innovation. Our newest members are American Promise, Generation Citizen, The United States Association of Former Members of Congress, Everyday Democracy, The Pluribus Project, Ask Big Questions, The Institute for Civility in Government, and Open Primaries. We encourage you to visit their websites and support the work each of them are doing.

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Invest American Fund and Bridge Alliance Collaboration

The Bridge Alliance is proud to announce an investment strategic partnership between the Bridge Alliance and Invest America Fund. The Bridge Alliance recently announced a $300,000 grant program to Bridge Alliance members who best qualify for investment funds based on the strength of their collaborative programs. A fundamental tenet that drives the Bridge Alliance strategy is the conviction that for significant political transformation to occur, a network must be established to build a shared identity, raise visibility, strengthen and expand the numbers of organizations and individuals dedicated to collaborative civic problem solving and collaborative public policy innovation. The funding of collective impact programs will drive this process.

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Faces Of Compassion

Join us in adding a picture of yourself to the Charter for Compassion's Faces Of Compassion campaign. When you do, zumyn.com will donate $1 to the Charter for Compassion in your name. They need 10,000 people to finish it! The final mosaic will be displayed at various locations over the next year and help support projects around the world.

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Five new members!

We at Bridge Alliance hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. In the past week, have grown by 5 new member organizations which puts our total membership at 54! The rapid growth in our membership provides proof that organizations and individuals in our nation are committed to collaborative civic problem solving and public policy innovation. Our newest members are All In Together, Stronger U.S. Education Fund, Independent Voter Project, National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL), and TheChisel.

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Our Growing Membership

The Bridge Alliance membership base has been growing quickly. This means greater exposure for organizations doing political bridge building work, more opportunities for strategic partnerships and joint collaboration, and building capacity and support for the transpartisan movement. We are excited to announce three more organizations that have been added to our network, Millennial Action Project, ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, and Common Ground Committee.

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New Members

History shows that the challenges fracturing our nation remain beyond the capacity of the two party process to move our nation forward. It is time for our country to heal and put country before party so that we can fulfill the American dream. On a bright note, Bridge Alliance's membership of organizations doing outstanding work keeps growing. We are excited to announce that Cities of Service, Sustained Dialogue Institute, and State Legislative Leaders Foundation have joined us.

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Illinois Humanities & Institute for Local Government

This last summer, the Bridge Alliance was busy making connections and bringing new organizations on board. We wanted to take a moment to highlight two of our newer members and the powerful work they are doing.

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Represent.Us & FairVote

One of our members, Represent.Us, is the nation’s largest grassroots anti-corruption campaign. We bring together conservatives, progressives, and everyone in between to pass powerful anti-corruption laws that stop political bribery, end secret money, and give voters a stronger voice. Together, we’re fixing our corrupt political system – so our leaders represent us.

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bridgeUSA

We are excited to help announce that one of our members bridgeUSA is opening new collegiate chapters around the nation that will help more young people engage in civil discourse. bridgeUSA seeks to provide an open and welcoming forum for frank and rational political discourse where it is most desperately needed – the university campus.

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Nevins Fellows

The Nevins Democracy Fellows program is an educational and leadership-training program. This program has the necessary funding to provide Penn State students with an all-expenses paid summer internship opportunity with a civic organization that promotes democracy, dialogue, and/or deliberation.

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