Politicians and voters on both sides of the aisle are concerned about American workers' ability to live comfortably when they retire. Read the Brookings Institution's look at why automatic payroll withholding and state-based retirement plans are a sensible way forward. NewDEAL leaders are working to make this available, including through the Illinois program featured in our Monthly Leader Spotlight, while also opposing an upcoming vote in the U.S. Senate that would discourage these initiatives.
During this month's NewDEAL Leaders' check-in call focusing on immigration policy, NewDEAL Leader Councilmember Sarmiento spoke about ways local government can defend their city's choice to welcome immigrant residents and refugees in the wake of threats by the Trump Administration. Check out this recent New York Times op-ed, which focused on his city as an example for other cities exploring sanctuary city status.
NewDEALer in the Spotlight:
Bob Hertzberg, Senator
(Los Angeles, CA)
NewDEAL Leader Los Angeles, CA Senator Bob Hertzberg announced a new partnership with California State University, Northridge to expand tax preparation services to more low-income families. Sen. Hertzberg hopes that the expansion will help connect more eligible families with the EITC to spark economic and community development. Learn more about the partnership and how it can impact area residents.