NLC Releases Recommendations for a Progressive Values Economy

NLC Releases Recommendations for a Progressive Values Economy

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WASHINGTON (July 14, 2016) – New Leaders Council (NLC) members today met on Capitol Hill with Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and members of Congress and the U.S. Senate to release NLC's Building America’s 21st Century Innovation Economy, a set of progressive economic ideas and recommendations distilled through the lens of millennial leaders.


Through the collection of policy memos and recommendations, millennial leaders from across the country hope to craft a progressive economic agenda that will spur growth, address inequality and address the challenges facing the next generation.

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA), Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI), and Representatives Anna Eshoo (CA), Doris Matsui (CA), Jared Polis (CO) and Brendan Boyle (PA) joined NLC members, chairman and former Facebook executive Chris Kelly, and honorary co-chair New York Assembly Member Michael Blake to consider the recommendations.

“These millennial leaders offer a unique and thoughtful perspective on the future of our economy,” said NLC Chairman Chris Kelly. “It is critical that the leaders of tomorrow have a seat at the table, and are versed in the challenges of our global, data-driven economy. These authors have begun an agenda to equip Americans with the tools needed to participate in the 21st century economy.”  

The policy recommendations address building an economy rooted in progressive values, methods of extending the innovation economy to rural America, tools to strengthen the 21st century classroom, and avenues to invest in new technologies. The beginning of this dialogue by the millennial generation is a crucial building block for the future.  

“We will continue to gather progressive millennial leaders across the country to work with our partners and mentors to build toward increased economic opportunity for all,” said NLC Policy Director Matti Miranda. “The future is bright when the millennial generation is at the helm.”

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Notes to Editors:

About NLC: 

New Leaders Council (NLC) is a 501(c)(3) that works to recruit, train and promote the progressive political entrepreneurs of tomorrow — trendsetters, elected officials and civically-engaged leaders in business and industry who will shape the future landscape.

NLC recruits Fellows from outside traditional power structures and equips them with the skills necessary to be civic leaders in their communities and workplaces. Our mission is realized primarily through the NLC Institute; the nation’s premiere political entrepreneurship training program.

NLC graduates are an ever-expanding corps of diverse, new progressive leaders who are rising to the top of their respective fields. NLC empowers progressive millennial leaders to impact communities with nearly 4,000 alumni from 45 chapters across the nation.