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Posted by on March 19, 2020 at 2:21 PM

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We have entered a new time in the United States and around the world. COVID-19 has completely upended normal routines of everyday life. Government officials at the national, state, and local levels are scrambling to provide leadership and contain a disease that is highly contagious, has no known cures, and is deadly to the most vulnerable among us. All while maintaining calm for the public.

The Bridge Alliance is an “alliance,” but in many ways we’re also a family, and we will do our small part to help you through these times. We have a community of 100+ organizations, and our community is composed of compassionate leaders who want to help you in every way that they can. We have members who address the human response like Living Room Conversations, which has already put together a resource page to help alleviate some of the anxiety and stress that many of us are experiencing right now. 

National Vote at Home Institute is promoting an alternative way of conducting elections to keep the November elections on track while still protecting our health and promoting election security. 

Ballotpedia has put together a page tracking “Political responses to the coronavirus.” That page includes information on government responses to the virus, changes to election dates and procedures, school closures, officials who have tested positive, and more.

National Conversation Project is focused on connecting people to organizations addressing loneliness; helping people #WeavingCommunity. 

And more help is on the way.

Please follow our Twitter and Facebook accounts, where we will keep you up-to-date on the latest initiatives by Bridge Alliance members to empower you during this crisis. Additionally, the “Upcoming Member Events” banner on the Bridge Alliance homepage will soon be replaced by a link to a list of member initiatives and resources that will be useful to you in these difficult times. 

If you need some help connecting and/or finding the resource that’s right for you, just respond to this email. I, Jeremy Garson, will respond to you and do my best to help you.

Finally, we would like to propose a vocabulary change. Instead of “social distancing,” let’s practice “physical distancing” over the coming days and weeks. While we should maintain a safe physical distance, we can still connect with each other through social media, virtual conversations, and the like. So please, take advantage of our community and socialize with our friends (i.e. Bridge Alliance members) from the safety of your home. Let us practice “community connectivity.” 

And, as always, thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

Bridge Alliance Education Fund

 

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Bridge Alliance Members in the News:

Living Room Conversations - International Business Times - Talking About Politics? An Electronic Olive Branch That Works

Unite America - USA Today - American politics is broken, but here's why you shouldn't give up on the system just yet

Ballotpedia - WKMG News 6 - Why so many differences? Breaking down the ballot process in the U.S.