September 22, 2018

Policy, News and Events for the NLC Community 

September 22, 2018

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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

The NewDeal Podcast: An Honorable Professional

The NewDEAL is proud to present An Honorable Profession, a podcast that features rising Democratic leaders. They share their personal stories, and discuss ways to restore trust in government, as well as sanity in politics, in an insane era. Join NewDEAL Leader Ryan Coonerty as he speaks with a different NewDEALer each episode!

Listen to the first episode now, featuring NewDeal Alumnus Jason Kander, Former Missouri Secretary of State and founder of Let America Vote.

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.


Bipartisan Policy Center: Tackling the Opioid Epidemic at the Federal and State Levels

  • Wednesday, September 26th; 10:00 am EST- 11:30 am EST; Washington, DC
  • Join members of BPC’s Governors’ Council as they talk with the HHS Assistant Secretary for Health about the Administration’s response to the opioid overdose epidemic and provide an update on the latest from the states as they battle this public health crisis.
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The Brookings Institution: Place-Based Policies for Shared Economic Growth

  • Friday, September 28th; 9:00 am EST - 12:30 pm EST; Washington, DC
  • Depending on where they live, people across the United States experience drastically different economic outcomes. However, to effectively design policies that will provide greater economic opportunities for those living in struggling communities, it is necessary to understand why some communities have thrived and others have not. Mindful of the ways in which many existing place-based policies have failed, it remains imperative to explore new, evidence-based policy options that can ultimately yield more broadly shared economic growth, including: employment subsidies, educational interventions, and more appropriately targeted federal grants.

    On September 28, The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution will host a forum to explore the most effective policy options to foster place-based policies for shared economic growth. The forum will feature introductory remarks by former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin and a fireside chat between Deval Patrick, former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and David Leonhardt, associate editorial page editor and op-ed columnist for The New York Times.  

    The forum will also include three roundtable discussions featuring: Rebecca Blank, chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Shaun Donovan, senior strategist and adviser to the president on Allston and campus development, Harvard University; Maurice Jones, president and CEO, LISC; Frederick Wherry, professor, sociology, department representative, sociology, Princeton University; Louise Fox, chief economist, USAID; Tracy Jan, race and economics reporter, The Washington Post, among other distinguished scholars and experts.

    The forum will coincide with the release of a new book of Hamilton Project policy proposals titled “Place-Based Policies for Shared Economic Growth,” on topics including: how policies of racial exclusion have shaped regional outcomes, the potential for universities to support local economic growth, how federal policies could help places with limited fiscal capacity and resilience, how the federal government can help struggling places by subsidizing employment, and lessons from development economics for place-based policy in the United States.

    For updates on the event, follow @HamiltonProj, and join the conversation using #PlaceBased.

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Policy Reports:

Education Next: What Governors Should Know About K-12 School Quality and the Economy

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The Brookings Institution: Which places made progress against poverty in 2017?

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Bipartisan Policy Center: The Crisis on Wall Street

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The Walton Family Foundation: To Teachers, With Gratitude

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