October 20, 2018

In this edition: a critical analysis of relying on the criminal justice system to solve gun violence, NLC alumni opportunities, and more. 

Policy, News and Events for the NLC Community 

October 20, 2018

Featured in The New Leader:  

NLC releases Millennial Policy Initiative Recommendations:


NLC Opportunities:

Alumni Opportunity

NLC alumni (from any chapter) are now eligible to receive academic credit for completing the NLC Institute from Roger Williams University (RWU) for completing the Institute. 

RWU School of Continuing Studies will provide NLC graduates with: 

- Three-semester hour credits for completion of the NLC Institute; and 

- Fifteen percent tuition discount off of RWU’s regularly published, then prevailing tuition rates. 

RWU offers undergraduate and graduate courses both in person (in Rhode Island) and online. For more information, see https://scs.rwu.edu/partnerships/partners/new-leaders-council

An Honorable Profession: NLC Honorary National Co-Chair, Columbia, SC Mayor Stephen Benjamin

The NewDEAL's podcast An Honorable Profession returns for episode 3 with NewDEAL Leader Steve Benjamin, mayor of Columbia, SC and president of the United States Conference of Mayors. Mayor Benjamin spoke with our host, NewDEAL Leader Ryan Coonerty, about expanding opportunity in Columbia and how mayors across the nation are leading on major challenges at a time of division and federal gridlock. Listen now on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and anywhere podcasts are found!

New Politics Leadership Academy Applications

New Politics Leadership Academy is a nonpartisan non-profit organization dedicated to recruiting and supporting servant leaders to serve through politics. Through leadership development experiences, educational programming, and networking events, we're building a new pipeline into politics for Americans who have served our communities and country before and who feel called to continue their service by jumping into the political arena.

  • Answering the Call Program: Answering the Call is a leadership development experience that invites service alumni to explore whether they feel personally called to serve through politics. It is not a traditional training designed to teach participants technical skills like how to plan a campaign or manage volunteers. It is also not a motivational seminar, in which participants will encounter speakers or content designed to convince them to run for office. This is an opportunity for participants to undertake a personal journey to reflect on whether they feel called to political service. Answering the Call will be running in these locations: Atlanta, GA, Austin, TX, Boston, MA, Charlottesville, VA, Chicago, IL, Cleveland, OH, Kansas City, KS, Los Angeles, CA, Milwaukee, WI, Minneapolis, MN, New York City, NY, Orlando, FL, Philadelphia, PA, Phoenix, AZ, Pittsburgh, PA, San Antonio, TX, San Diego, CA, San Francisco, CA and Washington, DC.


Brookings Institution: Taxing the Gig Economy

  • Tuesday, October 23rd, 9:30 am - 12:15 pm; Washington, DC
  • The rise of smartphones and platform technologies has created a surge of employment in what has been termed the ‘gig economy.’ Or has it? Statisticians and economists are debating and defining the size and scope of this workforce and its effect on the overall economy. The gig economy also raises questions about tax filing and tax compliance for participants (including platform providers) and for tax administrators. A Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center conference on Tuesday, October 23, will address what we know about the gig economy and consider ways the tax system should adapt. Panelists will take questions from the audience following their discussions. A light breakfast will be served at 9:00 a.m., and the program will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m.
  • Register: HERE

Bipartisan Policy Center: Public Forum: Promising Practices for the Federal Government’s Data Strategy

  • Thursday, November 8th, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; Washington, DC
  • Th​e use of data is transforming​ ​​modern society. The way the federal government collects, maintains, and uses data has important implications for growing the economy, improving government services, and ensuring the American public has access to reliable information. To realize the benefits of data analysis, the federal​ government needs a coordinated and integrated approach for using data to deliver on mission, serve the public, and steward resources while respecting privacy and confidentiality. In March 2018, the President’s Management Agenda outlined a goal to develop and implement a comprehensive governmentwide Federal Data Strategy. Envisioned as a long-term strategy, senior executive branch leaders have committed to issue a detailed plan with principles, practices, and discrete actions to deliver​ ​a ​more consistent​ ​approach to federal data stewardship, use,​ ​and access. The strategy is being built with insights and expertise from the full spectrum of government and non-government stakeholders. On November 8, the Bipartisan Policy Center and the White House Office of Management and Budget will jointly host a public forum on the Federal Data Strategy. The forum will provide an opportunity for the public, including businesses and other stakeholders, to offer feedback on a draft set of practices that will serve as the basis for new expectations agencies will have for data governance, management, protection, use, and partnerships. During the forum, speakers are invited to provide feedback on the draft practices recently published in the Federal Register and to provide suggestions for specific actions agencies can take to implement the practices. Speakers must register in advance to participate during the event, no later than November 2, 2018. At the time of registration, each speaker is required to provide a short description of the planned topic to be addressed. Each speaker will be allocated a short amount of time (approximately five minutes) to speak during the forum with federal government staff developing the data strategy. Other attendees are also invited to RSVP.
  • Register: HERE

Policy Reports:

The Brookings Institution: State of the Heartland: Factbook 2018

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Bipartisan Policy Center: U.S. Deficit Grows to $779 Billion, Wake-Up Call for Policymakers

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The Walton Family Foundation: Saving Our Oceans, One Meal at a Time

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