From the Bridge Alliance website:
What We Do
Bridge Alliance is a growing movement of more than 80 civic action organizations working individually and together to transform the political terrain.
We put country before self-interest and ask our friends, neighbors, colleagues, competitors and elected officials with varying political beliefs and backgrounds to do the same.
We provide essential infrastructure and investment for our member organizations to connect and collaborate on projects that further shared goals to generate a collective impact far greater than any one group could make alone.
Area of Focus
Bridge Alliance members work to transform the political process, from elections to governance, so the American people are heard loud and clear. Our organizations reform how elections are run, encourage elected and appointed officials to govern in the public interest and enable everyone to more easily and thoroughly engage in policy debates and civic life.
Individual organizations are involved in:
Civic Engagement; Our members work in civic engagement, from the grassroots to the national levels. They want to improve participation at every level of government and engage citizens across the political spectrum in healthy, productive debate and discussions.
Governance and Policymaking; Our members are working to transform government decision-making processes to include more direct and meaningful input from the general public and to be more collaborative. They also are working to minimize or eliminate the influence of big money and personal interests in policymaking and to strengthen disclosure requirements.
Campaigns and the Election Process; Our members work to improve voter turnout, promote truth in campaigning, hold candidates accountable, empower average citizens considering running, define sensible voting districts, and educate current and future leaders on process improvements.
Bridge Action Grants
We have already funded more than $500,000 in grants – with $1 million or more to follow - to support collective impact efforts for collaboration among our member organizations. Additional awards will be financed by the Invest America Fund, which supports the emerging community of political entrepreneurs and groups whose core mission is to solve the country’s toughest national problems.
These bridge action grants are helping Bridge Alliance member organizations more effectively collaborate to solve civic problems and bring innovation to public policy and process on the local, state and national levels.
Who We Are
The more than 80 organizations of the Bridge Alliance movement belong to political parties across the spectrum - or to none at all.
They are active in red states and blue, in the heartland and on the coasts.
They actively seek to strengthen our political system, not discard it, so government works more effectively for all Americans.
Our organizations represent a combined 3 million supporters in the burgeoning field of civic reform and civil discourse; nationwide more than one billion dollars is invested in improving government effectiveness.
We are committed to finding common ground to ensure a government that is by and for the people.