The New Leader Weekly Briefing

The New Leader Weekly Briefing

In this week's briefing: Alumni Highlights, special rates for subscriptions to The New Republic, and features on the National Leadership Retreat and the 2018 NLC Institute! 

Policy, News and Events for the NLC Community 

May 12, 2017


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  • NLC Senior Media Fellow Krystal Ball’s book Reversing the Apocalypse: Hijacking the Democratic Party to Save the World is out now! Former MSNBC Host and Progressive Activist Krystal Ball dissects what went wrong with the Democratic Party over the last 30 years-culminating in the electoral apocalypse of 2016. Krystal argues that Donald Trump is a predictable response to the massive economic dislocation of the past 40 years.
  • Johnathan Holifield's book The Future Economy and Inclusive Competitiveness will be out soon. In this groundbreaking book, the Architect of Inclusive Competitiveness, Innovation Economy leader, civil rights advocate and former NFL athlete, Johnathan M. Holifield shines a bright light on shifting demographic trends in the United States and the dramatic impact this will have on our economic future: the potential pitfalls as well as the extraordinary opportunities for shared socio-economic prosperity.


Events & Fellowship

NLC Institute
  • The NLC Institute is the leading training program for progressive young professionals. NLC Fellows are equipped with the skills to run for office, manage campaigns, launch a business or start a nonprofit. From strategic communications to fundraising,  entrepreneurship to coalition management, NLC Fellows master all the skills needed to lead the next generation.

NLC National Leadership Retreat 
  • July 20-22; Pittsburgh, PA

  • Please join New Leaders Council for its annual National Leadership Retreat in Pittsburgh, PA. NLC chapter leadership, alumni and members of the progressive community will meet in Pittsburgh this summer, July 20-22nd to unite, act, and rise. Attendees will be a play a crucial role in charting NLC's course for the future. The annual retreat in Pittsburgh will unite the NLC community around a shared vision for our future, inspire us to act, and rise to meet the obstacles as we work to build a more progressive America. 
NLC Millennial Compact National Conversation
  • September 14-16; Chicago, IL
  • Please join NLC for the NLC Millennial Compact National Conversation presented with NewDEAL Leaders. Millennial leaders, elected officials, and thought leaders will convene to discuss the innovative issues in the NLC Millennial Compact written by and for millennial leaders. Attendees will hear from keynotes speakers, network with rising star elected officials and NLC's network of millennial leaders. An agenda of the days' events will be available soon.
  • Register:
Digital Organizing Bootcamps
  • NLC Senior Digital Fellow Beth Becker is hosting two week-long Digital Organizing Bootcamps this summer in New York City (June 11-17) and Denver (July 9-15)!

  • Throughout the week of each training, you will get a hands-on in-depth training on topics like creating content, executing content calendars, best practices for websites, e-mail, social media, and more. 

Bipartisan Policy Center: Digitizing the Power Sector

  • May 15; 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, Washington, DC
  • Join us on May 15 for a discussion on how digitization can improve the efficiency and performance of the power sector across the entire value chain, from electricity production to transmission and distribution. Experts will discuss the benefits of digitization, as well as the policy challenged it faces.
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 Advanced Energy Economy: Webinar: Innovations in Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement

  • May 24; 10:00 am PT/ 1:00 pm ET
  • At the state level, AEE is focused on expanding corporate access to advanced energy to make it easier for companies to control their energy costs and meet corporate sustainability goals. Working with both purchasers and developers, AEE is focused on removing barriers and creating new purchasing pathways for companies both large and small.


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Highlights from the NLC Network

Walter Ward III (NLC Detroit ‘17) launches The Mobile Business School 

Policy & News

Center for American Progress: Latest ACA Repeal Plan Would Explode Premiums for People with Pre-Existing Conditions



Progressive Policy Institute: PPI Highlights Indianapolis Educational Revolution at Packed Two-Day Conference


The Brookings Institution: Effects of the Medicaid per capita cap included in the House-passed American Health Care Act

Economic Innovation Group: Joint Economic Committee Hearing on the Decline of Economic Opportunity in the United States: Causes and Consequences
Bipartisan Policy Center: BPC, U.S. Senators Launch Effort to Chart Bipartisan Approach for Economic Growth in Appalachia

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