The New Year Brings Upgrades and New Leadership

Posted by on January 24, 2019 at 11:59 AM

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Websites are like milk. They play a big role in most of our lives, and they go bad very quickly. A website that was cutting edge a few years ago is bleh today. That’s why we constantly hear Bridge Alliance members talk about updating their websites. The latest to do so is The Center for Election Science, whose new website is highly interactive, navigable, and -- quite frankly -- fun. We encourage you to check it out to (1) learn the merits of Approval Voting and (2) see all the ways in which they’ve made their website “pop.” It’s impressive to say the least.

In other exciting news, Open Primaries has launched the National Spokesperson Committee. The Committee is comprised of a diverse array of political leaders from all parts of the nation and the political spectrum, and will join in the effort to open up primary elections to independent voters. If you are interested in talking to one of the members or booking them for a speaking engagement, be sure to reach out to Jeremy Gruber of Open Primaries at jgruber@openprimaries.org.

Finally, the Bridge Alliance would like to introduce its new Democracy Revitalization Intern. Kelly Murphy is a recent graduate of NYU Abu Dhabi, where she learned about how democracies function across the world. She is excited to use that knowledge -- and her impressive leadership skills -- to get our own democratic institutions on the right track.

As always, thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

Jeremy Garson, Bridge Alliance Education Fund


Bridge Alliance Members in the News:

Cities of Service - The Hill - Voting is up, volunteering is down: Midterm lessons for civic engagement

Issue One - USA Today - Shutdown: Crowdfunding federal employees likely violating ethics rules, experts say

ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge - Iron County Today - SUU wins Campus Cup