NLC Summer Newsletter (2012)

NLC Summer Newsletter (2012)

As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, New Leaders Council is busy preparing for a busy summer so I wanted to update you on what we’re up to and ways you can share in the excitement of our growing organization.

News of NLC’s impact and growth has really begun to spread. Earlier this month, our organization was featured in a Huffington Post column, written by Brian Lucas, a 2012 NLC Fellow from the Washington, DC chapter.

Brian shares his NLC Institute experience with HuffPo readers, giving them a flavor for the extraordinary movement that is taking place within our organization. He sums it up with these powerful words…

“It is our turn. It is time for the next generation of progressive leaders to get behind the wheels, power-shift gears, and start driving our future… In short, we will be doing our part to make the world a better place.”  

Click here to read Brian’s entire HuffPo column.

More evidence of NLC’s expanding achievement comes in the success of our chapter fundraisers. All of our chapters are doing an amazing job working to raise critical funding for next year’s class of NLC Fellows.

I want to personally thank  NLC staff and volunteers across the country, who are working so hard to make these fundamental events possible.

With most of the chapter fundraising events behind us for now, NLC’s West Coast Conversation is right around the corner, June 21-23 in Silicon Valley. The West Coast weekend offers a unique opportunity to network and learn from leading policy and strategy experts and we hope you will make plans to join us.

To reserve your spot at this year’s West Coast Conversation, please contact Matt Tompkins at:

Speaking of outstanding events, NLC’s Annual National Leadership Retreat will be held August 3-5 in Atlanta, Georgia. The retreat will bring together representatives from each of our 20 existing chapters as well as some new faces from among the 14 NLC chapters currently under development, to share ideas and brainstorm about next steps for the organization.

For more information about NLC’s Annual National Leadership Retreat, please contact Matti Miranda at

As a reminder, we have updated the NLC website to better reflect the people, results and progress to-date of New Leaders Council. If you haven’t already, I urge you to check it out at:

While you are on our site, please consider lending your support to helping us continue the unprecedented expansion we have been experienced. Your help is most appreciated and necessary for sustaining the future of the progressive movement.