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On September 30, 2015 at a gathering of state legislators at the White House, President Obama recognized NY Assemblymember Michael Blake by saying "he was one of our most outstanding young organizers in Iowa back in 2007, we wouldn't be here without Michael Blake."
Earlier this month, Assemblymember Blake was selected by the China United States Education Foundation (CUSEF) as one of five elected officials around the country to visit to China to meet with various ministers and elected officials, including the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister for Agriculture.
Born and raised in The Bronx, NY, Assemblymember Blake represents his hometown after serving the country for close to seven years for President Obama.
We agree that Assemblymember Blake is a demonstrated leader. Today, we are proud to announce that Assemblymember Michael Blake will join NLC as a National Honorary Co-Chair.
If you joined us at the 2015 NLC National Leadership Retreat in Washington D.C. you were able to meet Assemblymember Blake and hear his inspirational personal story and his call to action to continue to fight for meaningful change. The room was absolutely recharged and energized.
"My family went from no house in Jamaica to the "Black House" at Northwestern University to the White House in D.C. and now the state house in Albany", Assemblymember Blake at the NLC 2015 National Leadership Retreat
Assemblymember Blake at the 2015 NLC National Leadership Retreat
If you’re in the NY area today and would like to meet Assemblymember Blake, please contact Matti Miranda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s an honor to have Assemblymember Blake teamed up with us as we continue to build the bench of progressive leaders in government and across all other sectors. Join me in officially welcoming Assemblymember Blake to the NLC community.
The Bronx, New York native is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He is also an exhorter in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and a certified lay speaker in the United Methodist Church.
NLC Institute Applications Closing Soon
The NLC Institute is the nation’s premier progressive training program, which trains and promotes next generation leaders across all sectors. The training institute, which focuses on training these next leaders in entrepreneurship, fundraising/finance, communications/new technology, political/business/non-profit management, and policy issues (local and national), is currently accepting applications but applications are due soon, on November 1.
If you are a progressive rising star apply to the NLC institute today. If you know such a leader, be sure to nominate them now.
Make a nomination: http://www.newleaderscouncil.org/2016_institute_nominations
If you’re an alum of the NLC Institute and work in the tech sector, healthcare or education policy areas, or have started a business, please let us know: http://www.nlc4.org/nlc_alumni_highlights
Alumni will be selected to be highlighted soon!
It’s incredible to see how far we’ve come. I’m excited and inspired by what lies ahead.
Mark RiddleNew Leaders Council Executive Director
New Leaders Council is a 501 (c) (3) public charity dedicated to educating a new generation of leaders and to providing those leaders with the tools they need to succeed. NLC does not engage in political or legislative activities of any kind, does not support or oppose any candidate for public office, and serves only as an educational leadership training ground.
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