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Jun 30, 2016

Women Donors and the Basics of Campaign Finance

Have you donated to a campaign before?  This recent New York Times article highlights the increasing number of women donors and bundlers for political campaigns in both parties, combating both “the expectation even among women that other women are not donors,” and the perception that women are more comfortable giving to causes rather than political campaigns. “In […]

Jun 30, 2016

Is Your Millennial Home this Summer? Talk to them About Free Speech!

“More than two centuries after freedom of speech was enshrined in the First Amendment to the Constitution, that right is very much in the news. Campus speech codes, disinvited commencement speakers, jailed performance artists, exiled leakers, a blogger condemned to a thousand lashes by one of our closest allies, and the massacre of French cartoonists have […]

Jun 5, 2016

Announcing New Circles in Texas, Illinois, Indiana and New York 

The Policy Circle was pleased to welcome five new Circles starting up in Texas, Illinois, Ohio and Indiana during the months of March and April, bringing our total to 18 Circles.  This summer will also mark the start of our first Policy Circle in New York, right in the heart of Manhattan.   What Circles […]

Jun 3, 2016

“The Fiscal Ship”: Balance the Federal Budget with Your Kids!

This interactive game , created by the Wilson Center and the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at The Brookings Institute, allows you to choose from a variety of priorities (taxes, national security, entitlement reform, etc), and fiscal policies, then see the impact of your choices on the budget and our national debt. The easy interface and real-world policy options make it an easy but educational way […]

May 28, 2016

‘Social Capital’ and the Value of Roundtable Discussion

The Policy Circle co-founder Sylvie Légère recently gave a talk in Washington, DC, to women participating in the National Excellence in Public Service conference that brought together organizations such as the Lugar Series that encourages women to run for local, state and national elective and appointed offices. In her remarks, Sylvie spoke about the importance of “social capital,” […]

May 28, 2016

Ending the School Year on a Hopeful Note: The 74’s Profile of Buffalo Schools

The 74 Million  is a non-profit, non-partisan news site, launched by Campbell Brown, that covers education in America and the crises facing the public education system. The site, named for the 74 million children in America, features reporting that exposes corruption and inequality and highlights positive changes to American schools. Recently, the 74  had an uplifting profile […]