The Weekly Update Newsletter

Daily Resource Highlight - 09/26/2022

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on September 26, 2022

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

September 20, 2022 - National Voter Registration Day! Election Guides for Businesses; Americans Abroad; Common Grounders; and Everybody Else

I live in New Jersey, but I’m in the Philadelphia media market. As a result, I’m constantly seeing ads about Pennsylvania’s Senate and Governor races. On the other hand, I don’t know who will be on my actual ballot or when I will receive that ballot, let alone who I should vote for. This feels like a problem.

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Daily Resource Highlight - 09/19/2022

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on September 19, 2022

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

September 12, 2022 - Season of Midterm Events

As we move past Labor Day, the coming weeks are filling up quickly with new things to do. There are new routines of workplaces and schools, yet there is also a sense of urgency leading to the 2022 midterm elections. In the Fulcrum “Your Take” last week, we asked about your preparation for the election. Readers responded to questions on how they would help increase voter turnout among their own connections as well as how they believe our systems can be changed to make the voting process easier.

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Daily Resource Highlight - 09/12/2022

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on September 12, 2022

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August 7, 2022 - The Easiest Way To Know Your State’s Voting Laws

We are two months away from this year’s election and Bridge Alliance member organizations want to make sure citizens are prepared to confidently approach the polls.

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Daily Resource Highlight - 09/06/2022

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on September 06, 2022

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August 31, 2022 - Voting Voting and More Voting

Conversations about voting reform efforts have been abundant within the Bridge Alliance community as of late. We are gearing up to make sure all things voting and elections are amplified and accessible, starting here. Citizen Connect recently launched an election hub page on their website that helps people register, vote and even work the polls. They teamed up with Team Democracy to get our fellow Americans to the polls via a principles pledge and expanded set of related resources. 

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Daily Resource Highlight - 08/29/2022

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on August 29, 2022

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August 22, 2022 - WE NEED EACH OTHER

No one can deny that the energy in our country is shifting constantly and taking a toll on our mental health individually and collectively. Mental Health America reports nearly 50 million Americans experiencing mental illness in 2019 and 664,000 more adults having suicidal thoughts than in 2018. I can personally say that I have experienced more days this year where I just don’t feel okay than I have in my 28 years of life. And as an avid user of social media, every story I hear about has some degree of mental illness written all over it.

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Daily Resource Highlight - 08/22/2022

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on August 22, 2022

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August 18, 2022 - Debilyn Interview Echoes CGC’s Attributes; Mobile Voting and RepresentWomen Need Your Help!

Our CEO Debilyn Molineaux was recently interviewed by Fox45News in Baltimore about the need to discuss politics with people that think differently. Her comments and advice echoed many of the Ten Attributes of Common Grounders put together by Common Ground Committee, including the need to actively listen and not just try to “win” the discussion.

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Daily Resource Highlight - 08/15/2022

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on August 15, 2022

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August 9, 2022 - You Want the Facts? Ballotpedia and CRFB Can Help

Over the weekend, Senate Democrats passed the Inflation Reduction Act on a party-line vote (via reconciliation). According to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB) and other proponents of the bill, the new law will do exactly what it says it will do – lower the deficit and help the Federal Reserve fight inflation.

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Daily Resource Highlight - 08/01/2022

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on August 01, 2022

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July 26, 2022 - Voting Resources for You and for Teams; And Protecting What We Already Have

As we inch our way to Election Day, we’re going to see more and more organizations stepping up to help everyday citizens get ready to vote. Common Ground Committee has already created a “Voting & Elections” page that helps users research candidates, understand voting reforms, and register to vote. And we are anticipating that Team Democracy will have its own Election Resources Center soon.

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Daily Resource Highlight - 07/25/2022

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on July 25, 2022

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

July 19, 2022 - How to Advocate Effectively; And Get Knowledgeable About Climate Change, Voting Reform, and More

When I worked on the Hill as an intern, a chunk of my day was spent sorting emails from constituents. More often than not, most of the emails were part of an advocacy campaign, with an interest group asking its members to reach out. It was very obvious when a campaign was happening, too, as there would be dozens of nearly identical emails. According to the Congressional Management Foundation, these campaigns now represent 70-90% of all emails that members of Congress receive.

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