The New Leader Weekly Update

The New Leader Weekly Update


Policy, News and Events for the NLC Community 

March 17, 2017


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NLC National Engagement Call: The Progressive Economy

  • March 22; 8:00 pm EST/ 5:00 pm PST
  • Please Join New Leaders Council for a National Engagement Call with Andrei Cherny, CEO of Aspiration and Founder of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. Aspiration is a financial firm build around and dedicated to progressive, middle class values aimed at building a banking system that is just for all. NLC will speak with Andrei on building a new, Progressive Economy . Specifically, Andrei will speak about how companies can and should commit to progressive values to support economic growth and social good. Reforming the private sector to embody progressive values--in substance and style--is essential to moving the movement forward, and we look forward to hearing Andrei's thoughts on how best to achieve this.
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Center for American Progress: Charting a Path Forward for Women’s Progress

  • March 20; 11:30 am ET - 1:15 pm ET, Washington, DC
  • Please join the Center for American Progress for a conversation with Valerie Jarrett and Tina Tchen to recognize their leadership spearheading the Obama administration’s White House Council on Women and Girls and discuss both the accomplishments made on key women’s priorities and the work that remains on the agenda. A panel discussion with leading experts and advocates will follow to discuss how to continue to make progress in support of women and their families in the current environment, resist rollbacks, and secure concrete policy changes that respond to women’s diverse experiences and needs.
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Center for American Progress: Federal Voucher Programs: Implications for Public Schools and Vulnerable Students

  • March 22; 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ET, Washington, DC
  • Join the Center for American Progress and a distinguished panel for an in-depth discussion of the details and implications of President Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ voucher proposal.
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Bipartisan Policy Center: Proposals to Strengthen and Protect Congress’ Legislative Capacities

  • March 28; 11:30 am - 12:00 pm ET, Washington, DC
  • The most recent election highlighted our country’s deep political, economic and culture divides. Yet despite these differences, our government must continue to function. BPC’s Commission on Political Reform has made several recommendations designed to strengthen and promote our governmental institutions so they can respond to the needs of our democracy. We will hear from Congressional experts John Fortier, Director of BPC’s Democracy Project, and Don Wolfensberger, former Staff Director of the House Rules Committee, as they discuss Congressional reforms that will lead to a better-functioning institution during this period of hyperpolarization.
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The Brookings Institution: Annual research and policy symposium: Skills for a changing world

  • April 5; 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST, Washington, DC
  • On April 5, the Center for Universal Education at Brookings will host its annual research and policy symposium, which will mark the launch of "Skills for a Changing World: National Perspectives and Global Movements," a new report on the current global, regional, and national level movement toward recognizing breadth of skills within education systems. The report includes summary case studies from Kenya, Mexico, Philippines, and South Africa. Through a series of public discussions, the symposium will highlight current views across curriculum, assessment, and pedagogy on including a range of skills. Policymakers, teachers, researchers, and thought leaders will discuss design and implementation practices to ensure all children have high-quality learning opportunities that build the skills necessary to create vibrant, healthy societies in a rapidly changing world.
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NLC Spotlight

READ: NLC Nashville Fellow Aerial Ellis is recognized as a Trailblazer for the 2017 Women of Influence in the Nashville Business Journal
READ: NLC New Jersey 2015 Fellow Stephanie Lagos has been hired by the Phil Murphy for Governor campaign as a Policy Advisor
LISTEN: NLC Wisconsin - Madison 2014 Fellow, Representative David Crowly, joins a podcast to discuss Urban Underground, Yoda, and Building Influence


Policy & News

Center for American Progress: The Impact of the House ACA Repeal Bill on Enrollees’ Costs


Progressive Policy Institute: As carbon emissions rise, so will the “social costs of carbon”


Economic Innovation Group: Trump's quiet economic crisis


The Brookings Institution: Trump’s bumper sticker budget won’t play well with Congress


Bipartisan Policy Center: BPC’s 2017 Debt Limit “X Date” Projections and State of Play


Walton Family Foundation: Diverse by Reality


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