The New Leader Weekly Briefing

The New Leader Weekly Briefing

In this week's edition: featured stories by NLC alumni in The New Leader, NLC leaders on Fox News, and more!

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Policy, News and Events for the NLC Community 

December 1, 2017 

Featured in The New Leader


Highlights from the NLC Network

  • Rendel Solomon (NLC Chicago) is a finalist for Ebony's Power 100 for his capstone, One Stock One Future! VOTE for Rendel here! 

  • WATCH: NLC leaders join FOX News's Martha MacCallum for a special "Thanksgiving Dinner" edition of The Story. Watch the full town hall here. 


NLC Women's Summit

  • Join the NLC Women's Caucus for its first Women's Summit in New York! The Summit will focus on integrating the personal, professional, and the progressive to advance issues critical to women. 

  • December 2nd, 8:30 am EST - 5:00 pm EST

  • Register here

The New Leader Info Calls

Are you interested in expanding your voice and sharing your opinions on a national platform? Then you should become a contributor to The New Leader, NLC's politics and policy publication. Join NLC Vice President of External Relations & Strategic Partnership Alise Roderer an info call this December.

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

  • December 13th, 5:30 pm EST/2:30 pm PST
  • 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.

  • Register here 

The Brookings Institution: The New Localism: How cities can thrive in the age of populism

  • December 6th, 10:00 am EST - 11:30 am EST, Washington, DC
  • In their new book “The New Localism: How cities can thrive in the age of populism,” urban experts Bruce Katz and Jeremy Nowak reveal where the real power to create change lies and how it can be used to address our most serious social, economic, and environmental challenges. Katz and Nowak tell stories of the cities that are on the vanguard of problem solving. Out of these stories emerge new norms of growth, governance, and finance and a path toward a more prosperous, sustainable, and inclusive society. Katz and Nowak imagine a world in which urban institutions finance the future through smart investments in innovation, infrastructure and children and urban intermediaries take solutions created in one city and adapt and tailor them to other cities with speed and precision. As Katz and Nowak show us in “The New Localism,” “Power now belongs to the problem solvers.” On Wednesday, December 6, Bruce Katz will discuss “The New Localism” during a special conversation with co-author Jeremy Nowak and New York Times columnist and three-time Pulitzer Prize winning author Tom Friedman. After the session, Katz and Nowak will take questions from the audience, followed by a book signing. Books purchased at the event will be 20 percent off.

Bipartisan Policy Center: Building the Case: Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and Health

  • December 13th, 1:30 pm EST - 3:00 pm EST, Washington, DC
  • Since its establishment in 1986, the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, known as LIHTC, has been shown to provide social, economic, and educational benefits for families and communities. New analysis from the Bipartisan Policy Center shows that the LIHTC also has the potential to improve health behaviors, health outcomes, and potentially reduce health care costs. Join us for a panel discussion exploring innovative ways to leverage LIHTC policy to improve health, the promising research on the linkages between affordable housing and health, critical research gaps, and the implications for federal policy moving forward.

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Policy & News

NDN/NPI: Rebutting Trump’s Ridiculous Attack on “Chuck and Nancy” and All Democrats

Center for American Progress: How Climate Change and Water and Food Insecurity Drive Instability

The Brookings Institution: The next tax shelter for wealthy Americans: C-corporations

Bipartisan Policy Center: Comparing Energy Provisions in the House and Senate Tax Proposals
Walton Family Foundation: Helping High-Quality Charters Secure Long-Term Homes

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