The New Leader Weekly Briefing

The New Leader Weekly Briefing

In this briefing: NLC alumni spotlights, special opportunities for NLC members, and more. 

Policy, News and Events for the NLC Community 

April 14, 2017


The New Leader Updates & Opportunities

  • Want to be a New Leader Contributor? Please reach out to NLC General Counsel & New Leader editor Brett Seifried at
  • NLC Spotlight: did you start an organization, company or doing something amazing in your community? We would be honored to promote out to the greater network. Please reply to this email with a short blurb about your work and we can promote in the weekly briefing

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  • Sign UP for Aspiration:  Aspiration is a financial firm with a conscience with the mission of democratizing financial services with a business model built on fairness and trust. Aspiration was born to be the financial firm for all. Because everyone deserves access to the best banking and investing products. Everyone deserves a financial partner they are confident they can trust. And everyone deserves to put their money in an institution that puts “good” ahead of “greed.”Our “Pay What Is Fair” fees mean we go to work every day committed to do great for our customers. And as a financial firm with a conscience, we are motivated by the mission to help you make money and make a difference at the same time. Learn more at

New Leaders Council has joined a promotional partnership with Aspiration. Each account opened through this link, Aspiration will contribute $35 to NLC's c3 efforts.

  • NLC Senior Media Fellow Krystal Ball’s book Reversing the Apocalypse: Hijacking the Democratic Party to Save the World is out now! Former MSNBC Host and Progressive Activist Krystal Ball dissects what went wrong with the Democratic Party over the last 30 years-culminating in the electoral apocalypse of 2016. Krystal argues that Donald Trump is a predictable response to the massive economic dislocation of the past 40 years.
  • Johnathan Holifield's book The Future Economy and Inclusive Competitiveness will be out soon. In this groundbreaking book, the Architect of Inclusive Competitiveness, Innovation Economy leader, civil rights advocate and former NFL athlete, Johnathan M. Holifield shines a bright light on shifting demographic trends in the United States and the dramatic impact this will have on our economic future: the potential pitfalls as well as the extraordinary opportunities for shared socio-economic prosperity.



NLC Millennial Compact National Conversation

  • September 14-16; Chicago, IL
  • Please join NLC for the NLC Millennial Compact National Conversation presented with NewDEAL Leaders. Millennial leaders, elected officials, and thought leaders will convene to discuss the innovative issues in the NLC Millennial Compact written by and for millennial leaders. Attendees will hear from keynotes speakers, network with rising star elected officials and NLC's network of millennial leaders. An agenda of the days' events will be available soon.
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Digital Organizing Bootcamps

  • NLC Senior Digital Fellow Beth Becker is hosting two week-long Digital Organizing Bootcamps this summer in New York City (June 11-17) and Denver (July 9-15)!

  • Throughout the week of each training, you will get a hands-on in-depth training on topics like creating content, executing content calendars, best practices for websites, e-mail, social media, and more. 

The Brookings Institution: What we know about the effects of pre-K in 6 consensus statements

  • April 17; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Washington, DC
  • On April 17, a group of leading pre-K researchers will present the results of a collaboration designed to present a consensus statement about the state of knowledge on pre-K education. That statement—presented in six consensus facts—is embedded in a fuller report on the role of pre-K curriculum, cost-benefit studies, financing, and more. At the event, a presentation of the consensus statement will be followed by two panel discussions. Participating in this event will be Candice McQueen, Commissioner of Education for Tennessee, the site of an ongoing research-policy partnership aimed at ensuring that young children acquire the intellectual and social skills the nation will need in the future. Event participants will take questions from the audience, and the event will be live webcast. You can follow along on Twitter with #PreKResearch.
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Bipartisan Policy Center: Improving Care for the Chronically-Ill Medicare Patients

  • April 25; 9:00 am - 10:30 am, Washington, DC
  • Join us April 25th at the Bipartisan Policy Center’s release of the second in a series of reports designed to improve care for high-need, high-cost Medicare beneficiaries.  Building on a recent report on improving care for individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, BPC outlines the barriers to the integration of clinical health and social services and issues recommendations to eliminate those barriers for the Medicare-only population. Presentation of the report’s findings, followed by a panel discussion will begin at 9:00 am.
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Highlights from the NLC Network

WATCH: NLC Honorary Co-Chair Senator Tim Kaine: “It’s up to you and organizations like New Leaders Council to lead.” 
WATCH: NLC Honorary Co-Chair Assembly Member Michael Blake delivers a passionate speech on the floor of the New York State Assembly advocating for Raise the Age
READ: NLC Rhode Island 2017 Fellow Meghan Rego is featured for her work as the Director of Resource Development and Communications for NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley

Policy & News

Center for American Progress: Who Gets Pell Grants and Why It Matters


Progressive Policy Institute: Press Release: New PPI Report Proposes New Pathways to the Middle-Class for Those Left Behind



The Brookings Institution: Innovation spaces: The new design of work


Bipartisan Policy Center: Florida Voter Registration Data-Sharing Legislation Advances


Walton Family Foundation: From Student to Navigator


Bellwether Education Partners: A Formula That Works: Five ways to strengthen school funding in Ohio


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