Bridge Alliance

AllSides Media Bias Rating™: Lean Left
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Bridge Alliance
Bridge Alliance
Bias Rating Lean Left
Type Think Tank / Policy Group
Region National
Community Bridging
What a Lean Left Bias Rating Means

The source displays media bias in ways that moderately align with liberal, progressive, or left-wing thought and/or policy agendas.

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About Bridge Alliance's Bias Rating

Bridge Alliance is a think tank / policy group source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Lean Left.

What a "Lean Left" Rating Means

Sources with an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Lean Left display media bias in ways that moderately align with liberal, progressive, or left-wing thought and/or policy agendas. A Lean Left bias is a moderately liberal rating on the political spectrum.

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The Bridge Alliance Rated Lean Left in June 2021 Independent Review

AllSides shifted The Bridge Alliance's rating from Mixed to Lean Left in June 2021 following an independent review by AllSides editors, particularly after reviewing BA's Twitter feed. The team determined that BA was engaging in advocacy around voting issues, such as retweeting petitions to support and to fight voter suppression, a term and issue typically focused on more by those on the left. BA did not showcase arguments against these campaigns or present viewpoints from the other side. Some examples include Bridge Alliance retweeting  a campaign to reform Missouri's government, a petition to support the For The People Act (which would implement automatic voter registration, online voter registration and same-day registration for national elections), and a campaign advocating for vote at home ballots and other election reforms. BA also retweeted a promotion of a briefing inviting people to "learn more about the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA) and learn more about how they can take action to support this important legislation." BA did not include arguments against any of these initiatives.

AllSides noted that a panel The Bridge Alliance held with The Fulcrum on election reforms included 6 people, all from the left, despite it being presented as a bipartisan group. Important points on the other side of the election reform debate were not mentioned (such as that over three fourths of Americans, including black Americans, think that voter ID is a reasonable safeguard, or the US history of ballot stuffing by partisan groups).

Bridge Alliance also has a focus on equity efforts, including holding a "Justice Opportunity Diversity Inclusion and Equity (JODIE) Webinar Series." Equity is an issue of sharp debate among the left and right, and equity efforts are typically more supported by those on the left than on the right. See the AllSides Red Blue Dictionary definition of equity to understand how the left and right see equity differently.

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Community Feedback

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As of May 2024, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for Bridge Alliance. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Left bias.

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As of May 2024, AllSides has low or initial confidence in our Lean left rating for Bridge Alliance. If we perform more bias reviews and gather consistent data, this confidence level will increase.

Additional Information

According to its About page, "The Bridge Alliance is a coalition of ~100 organizations working together as active stewards of our democratic republic. Bridge Alliance member organizations span the ideological spectrum, but are unified to work efficiently, outside arbitrarily defined political lines. You can see the results of their work by visiting their websites / social media pages (accessible through our All Members page)."

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