Category Archives: Civic Organizations

Build the Democracy Machine

From the distinguished Dr. John Gastil of Penn State: an argument—and a model—for a digital network that effectively connects and advances democratic deliberation and action: the Democracy Machine. We can absolutely create systems like this. As this paper argues, we need the vision, … Continue reading

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PNW Scientists Organizing for a Diverse, Active Scientific Community

One of the most inspiring things about the current political moment is the wide and far-reaching creation of new civic and political groups. This Seattle chapter of the national group 500 Women Scientists recently launched with a strong kickstarter campaign and is … Continue reading

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Setting the Stage for Change

Far-reaching freelancer Lindsey Beyerstein (late of Majikthise, HuffPo, InTheseTimes, and more, now commenting at her Facebook page), makes a great point: Lindsay Beyerstein Yesterday at 10:51am · The Women’s March dwarfed the Taxpayer’s March on Washington, which marked the Tea Party’s … Continue reading

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Resources: She Should Run

She Should Run—A brilliant and forward-thinking organization focusing on a key leverage point in changing our politics: encouraging women to run for office. From their site: We provide the spark for women’s political careers by inspiring more women to consider … Continue reading

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We Are a Civic Tide

Today, well over a million people around the globe are marching to show their resistance to the ascent of a new American demagogue. The dynamics of this moment are complex, with roots that run deep in American history, and the history of … Continue reading

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Rebecca Traister on the March

Always read Rebecca Traister. Here, writing on Inauguration Day, with her typical brilliant insights on the tumult leading up to the public marches that would so overshadow the official events: …The women’s movement has survived not in spite of its cacophony, … Continue reading

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