In this week's The New Leader Briefing: 5 NLCers elected to local office, upcoming NLC events you won't want to miss, and more.
As polls closed in local elections across the country yesterday, several members of the NLC community were celebrating big victories! From school board to mayor, NLC leaders are committing to public service and will work to build their communities. Check out some of their stories:
New Leaders Council stands against the AHCA, and all attempts to roll back health coverage from deserving Americans. We are a united community across the country, training a new generation of leadership to ensure this kind of rollback never happens again.
On Friday we got our first look at 2017 GDP growth, coinciding neatly with President Trump’s 100 day marker. Like the President’s performance over those hundred days, the GDP numbers were underwhelming. With annualized growth of only 0.7% in the first quarter of 2017—the slowest since 2014—this is a good moment to reflect seriously on the structural flaws in our economy.
New Leaders Council is building our path forward. Throughout April, NLC hosted dozens of Institutes across the country training Fellows in political management and fundraising. We announced Pittsburgh as the host of the 2017 National Leadership Retreat, received a special message from Senator Tim Kaine, and more.