The New Leader Weekly Briefing

The New Leader Weekly Briefing

In this week's weekly briefing: The New Leader pieces this week, alumni highlights, NLC Alumni Engagement Series opportunities, and more. 

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Policy, News and Events for the NLC Community 

December 8, 2017 

Featured in The New Leader



Highlights from the NLC Network

Meet the three NLC leaders who were elected in runoff elections on Tuesday.

Brandon McKoy (NLC New Jersey): $15 Minimum Wage is an Economic Necessity for Working New Jerseyans



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 Alumni Engagement Series: 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 

NLC Alumni Engagement Series: Opportunities with the DCCC featuring Jalisa Washington-Price, Director, Office of Diversity at the DCCC

  • December 12th, 12:00 pm EST/9:00 am PST
  • Key highlights of the call will include: ways the DCCC is working to increase diversity and inclusion in politics, staffing opportunities at the DCCC, minority political consultants/vendor opportunities at the DCCC, and collaboration with minority advocate groups and organizations. 

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

OMB Watch: Fiscal and Financial Policy Updates

Center for American Progress: Donald Trump and Criminal Conspiracy Law

The Brookings Institution: Re-engineering politicians: How activist groups choose our candidates—long before we vote

Bipartisan Policy Center: Ed Rendell: This is the only solution to fixing America’s crumbling infrastructure
Walton Family Foundation: Barriers to Families Choosing Public Schools — And Using “Equity Enablers” to Help Them Do Better

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The New Leader Updates & Opportunities

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