NLC News

The executive actions banning refugees and Muslims by President Trump is an attack on the foundation of what we stand for as Americans. We are a nation of immigrants built on principles of freedom, and President Trump’s ban is nothing more than blatant discrimination. We must refuse to sit silently. 

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The past few weeks have been an incredibly exciting time for NLC. We have launched this year's NLC Institute, celebrated with our alumni who are impacting their communities, and marched for the progressive values we share. We are excited to see what our community accomplishes in 2017.  

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There has been some exciting news from the NLC community over the past week. In just a few days, NLC alumni have been elected, sworn in, or appointed to local office. These leaders join dozens of NLC alumni who have been elected or appointed to public office, or are working for progressive candidates.

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Our hearts are heavy today as NLC mourns the loss of a leader and a friend, Reese Neader. 

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Donald Trump has surrounded himself with advisors who have a history of racist, xenophobic, misogynistic and nationalist behavior.

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Forward

Every movement in our nation’s history faced setbacks. Yesterday, the progressive movement was dealt a blow, yet even in the worst of times we’ve come together to find the strength to move forward. 

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Moving Forward

Six years ago, I spoke as Executive Director of New Leaders Council for the first time. I spoke to a room filled with millennial leaders, and told them this plain truth: their forbearers broke the system—they fractured the basic compact underlying the American process. I put the challenge to the room: it was up to them, to their generation, to clean up the mess. 

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The NLC Family

The NLC community is more than a “network” of talented, civically engaged progressive professionals spanning over 25 states and almost every industry. NLC is a family.

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"We will take the torch of responsible government: a government in which all parties are civil of each others’ thoughts, where the discussion focused on policy, not insults, and where every human respects every human regardless of race, age, gender or party."

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New Leaders Council released the following memo addressing the importance of voting.

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