New Year, New Leaders: January's NLC Update

New Year, New Leaders: January's NLC Update

The NLC network continues to believe, change and inspire, and we are thrilled to keep you up-to-date on our work. This month, we kicked off the 2018 NLC Institute -- introducing nearly 900 fellows to the NLC programming -- numerous alumni have landed top government posts, two incredible NLC women were featured on the cover of TIME Magazine, and much more.

Check out these updates from the NLC community!

New Year, New Leaders: Kicking off the 2018 Institute


Our chapters across the country kicked off 2018 with a commitment to continue building the progressive bench. This year, our Institutes will train more than 860 progressive leaders.

This month our new Fellows engaged in the NLC Life Entrepreneurship program. Guided by our outstanding team of volunteer facilitators, Fellows reflect on their lives and determine how best to achieve their individual and community goals while making lasting connections with their cohort.

If you haven’t already, meet the NLC Fellows class of 2018 here.

NLC leaders featured on the cover of TIME Magazine


TIME Magazine’s cover story: The Avengers: First They Marched, Now They are Running For Office featured the incredible wave of women stepping up to lead in the wake of the first anniversary of the historic Women’s March. NLC family members Freeholder Ashley Bennett and Congressional Candidate Lauren Underwood are highlighted on the cover.

Ashley and Lauren are not alone. NLC has women across the country stepping up into leadership positions. Read more about Ashley and Laura here.

NLC NJ leaders named to top positions in Gov. Murphy's Administration


This month, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced that numerous NLC New Jersey community members have been hired in top positions in his administration. Join us in congratulating them on their new roles.

Jonathan Barnett, Policy Analyst, Office of the Governor (NLC NJ ‘18)
Justin Braz, Deputy Chief of Staff for Legislative Affairs (NLC NJ Co-Founder and Member of NLC Board of Directors)
Jackie Cornell, Deputy Commissioner, NJ Department of Health (NLC NY‘10, NLC NJ Co-Founder)
Michael DeLamater, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs (NLC NJ ‘15)
Julie Diaz, Chief of Staff, Department of Labor (NLC NJ Advisory Board Member)
Brianna Earle, Director of Public Engagement (NLC NJ ‘16)
Parimal Garg, Deputy Chief Counsel (NLC NJ ‘17)
Petra Gaskin, Aide to the Governor, Intergovernmental Affairs (NLC NJ ‘16)
Amit Jani, Legislative Liaison, Department of Transportation (NLC NJ ’17)
Andrea Katz, Chief of Staff, Department of Human Services (NLC NJ ‘15)
Stephanie Lagos, Chief of Staff to First Lady Tammy Snyder Murphy (NLC NJ ‘15)
Matt Platkin, Chief Counsel (NLC NJ ’16)
Scarlett Rajski, Director of Appointments (NLC NJ ’17)
Madeline Urbish, Policy Advisor, Office of the Governor (NLC NJ ’17)
Dennis Zeveloff, Policy Advisor, Office of the Governor (NLC NJ ‘18)

Featured in The New Leader in January


The New Leader is an online journal of generational policy and politics that gives a voice to our community and the broader progressive movement. TNL provides a unified masthead for all NLC policy and outreach efforts, combined with news analysis, long-form policy analysis and political commentary.

Featured this month:

How One Generation’s Student Debt is Impacting the Nation’s Economy
Cyntonia Brown & the Child Sentencing Factory by Eric Brown, NLC Nashville
“Free College Isn’t Enough” by Alex Serna, NLC Los Angeles
The Zag, hosted by NLC Los Angeles
Missing the Mark: FDA Regulations by Veronica Haywood, NLC San Antonio


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