5 NLC updates you won't want to miss
The 2017 NLC Institute may have come to a close, but the NLC community is on the rise. The annual National Leadership Retreat is just two weeks away, and next week NLC kicks off the Millennial Compact with America Engagement Series in Los Angeles! Our community is rising to meet the challenges of today, and we’re excited to keep you up-to-date on our work.
5 updates from the NLC Community:
1) Get ready for the NLC Millennial Compact with America
The Millennial generation has awoken as a political force. This generation—the largest voting bloc in history—coming of age in crisis, and rooted in a firm belief in hope and change, are no longer content to follow. As their first act of political leadership, we come together to state clearly our generation’s agenda.
Written by Millennials, focused on the future, and designed to bring a spirit of entrepreneurship to our politics, the NLC Millennial Compact with America is the first comprehensive statement of millennial policy. The Millennial Compact brings together emerging scholars and activists to set a comprehensive agenda for innovating how we structure our economy, our social systems, and the rules of our democracy for the 21st Century.
2) 2017 National Leadership Retreat - Last Chance to Register!
We’re just TWO weeks away from kicking off the 2017 NLC National Leadership Retreat in Pittsburgh! The NLC retreat team is excited to welcome hundreds of progressive leaders to the battleground state of Pennsylvania to unite, act and rise.
Through the weekend, our community will come together to develop a shared vision, think strategically and make our plan to rebuild the progressive bench. We'll hear from dynamic NLC leaders in our second series of NLC Spark! Talks. And, we will celebrate the work of our incredible volunteer chapter leadership teams.
3) Introducing the NLC Black Caucus
We’re incredibly excited to announce the launch of the NLC Black Caucus at this year’s National Leadership Retreat. The Caucus membership is a collective of NLC black alumni who represent 17 chapters across the United States, and will leverage collective strength as a caucus to inform, educate, and empower New Leaders Council to address issues and policies which directly impact the Black community nationally. The NLC Black Caucus will serve as a resource to provide professional expertise, information, and technical assistance to support community organizers, civic leaders, and social justice activists, advocating for equitable and progressive change in the Black community.
The NLC Black Caucus’s first meeting will be at the NLC National Leadership Retreat in Pittsburgh. The NLC Black Caucus is seeking passionate, talented, and committed community leaders to join our caucus.
4) NLC leaders grade President Trump’s term on Fox News
Last night, six NLC leaders were featured on The Story with Martha MacCallum on Fox News!
Katie Brennan (New Jersey '14), Joelle Gamble (New York City '14), Yosha Gunasekera (New York City '17), NLC Executive Director Courtney Madden (Boston '10), Rudy Rodas (New Jersey '17) and Aakash Shah (New Jersey '16) joined a panel of voters to grade President Trump’s “first semester” as president. NLC leaders addressed issues ranging from the healthcare debate to Russian influence in the 2016 election!
5) Build the Progressive Bench: Apply or Nominate a Leader to the NLC Institute
Over the past decade, New Leaders Council has trained nearly 5,000 progressive leaders across the nation through the NLC Institute. The next class of NLC Fellows will continue building a strong, progressive movement in communities all across America.
Since opening the application in May, we’ve received more than 1,000 applications and nominations! Begin your application today!