The New Leader Weekly Briefing

The New Leader Weekly Briefing

Check out this week's The New Leader Weekly Briefing: 

Policy, News and Events for the NLC Community 

October 20, 2017


Highlights from the NLC Network

READ: NLC Millennial Compact with America: New Leaders Council unveiled its Millennial Compact with America in September. A comprehensive policy agenda written for and by millennial leaders focusing on innovating our economy, communities and democracy. NLC wants to make the development of this policy agenda a inclusive process with the NLC community and the greater progressive movement, we are inviting you to give thoughts and feedback on how to improve this agenda.

Please read the Millennial Compact with America and provide feedback here:

READ: Kamilia Landrum (NLC Detroit) is recognize by Walker’s Legacy as one of 25 Women Leading Detroit
READ: Gena McKinley’s (NLC Austin) capstone project involved organizing Feeding the 5,000. Check out this piece featuring Gena’s work. 
ICYMI: Sam Robles (NLC Austin) awarded the Capital Area Democratic Women’s Young Professional Champion Award
READ: Nora Kern (NLC Nashville) featured as a profile in FACES of Nashville


NLC Webinar: On Patriotism, Optimism, and American Greatness with NDN President Simon Rosenberg

  • October 25; 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Please join NDN President Simon Rosenberg for a new presentation called On Patriotism, Optimism, and American Greatness – and the need to reject the poisonous pessimism gripping our politics today. The presentation, a lively talk with filled with nerdy charts and graphs, will attempt to make the case that America is not in decline and is in fact doing as well as it has in any point in our history. It is meant to be an implicit rebuttal to the core argument Trump is making about America and its decline, an argument which is malevolently selling America and its people short every day.

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The Brookings Institution: The myth of independence: How Congress governs the Federal Reserve

  • October 25; 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm; Washington, DC
  • The Federal Reserve, created by Congress over 100 years ago, is often described as independent within our political system. In a new book, “The Myth of Independence: How Congress Governs the Federal Reserve,” Sarah Binder, a senior fellow at Brookings and a professor of political science at George Washington University, and Mark Spindel, founder and chief investment officer at Potomac River Capital, challenge that myth. Instead, they argue that Congress and the Federal Reserve are interdependent institutions. The Fed sets monetary policy subject to political constraints—a relationship that shapes politics, the economy and financial markets.

    On October 25, the authors will share their views at the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at Brookings. Laurence Meyer, a Fed governor from 1996 through 2002 and now a private economic consultant, Randall Kroszner, a professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Fed governor from 2006 to 2009, will respond in a discussion moderated by CNBC’s Ylan Mui.

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Bipartisan Policy Center: Supporting Early Childhood Development

  • October 26; 9:30 am - 11:30 am; Washington, DC
  • Of the 73.6 million children in the U.S. today, almost 20 million are under age five. They are America’s most important asset as future innovators, workers, and leaders upon whom our nation’s long-term security and prosperity depends. But they are also vulnerable, with tens of millions of youngsters growing up in environments and under circumstances that prevent them from developing their full potential.

    Join us as we release the recommendations of our Early Childhood Initiative, led by Sen. Rick Santorum and Rep. George Miller to explore how to maximize children’s earliest years, providing better support to families, and building stronger communities.

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Policy & News

CALinnovates: To Move Forward, Democrats Should Reject False Choices


Center for American Progress: 3 Million Reasons for Environmental Justice in Puerto Rico



The Brookings Institution: The 51%: Driving growth through women’s economic participation

Bipartisan Policy Center: A Roadmap for a DACA Deal
The Walton Family Foundation: Why I Became A Teacher

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The New Leader Updates & Opportunities

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