In this week's weekly update: Jury Duty: Your Chance to Improve the Criminal Justice System, The VA - Why One of Our Largest Bureaucracies is Critical to Progressive Causes, and more.
This past weekend, more than 400 millennial leaders came together at the NLC Convention in Houston to share experiences, ideas, and inspiration while charting the course for the Future of Millennial America. The action-packed, 4-day conference featured dynamic keynote speakers and an incredible group of Spark! Talk presenters from the NLC community.
Over the past few days, we have seen the moral tragedy on our southern border. Children lashed into cages, frightened; mothers and fathers bereft of their sons and daughters, unable to contact them or even communicate their grief; and a nation brought low by the worst angels of its nature. Mere words fail to encompass the evil being done in the name of "securing our borders."
It’s been an incredible few months for the New Leaders Council community! Nearly 20 NLC alumni have celebrated primary or special election victories -- a 75% win rate -- with almost a dozen advancing to this November's general election. NLC alumni have taken policy to the next level, introducing two ongoing series in The New Leader on student loan and criminal justice reform. And, the NLC Institute will soon graduate nearly 900 new NLC Fellows from our training program.