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Thank you to all those who wished NewDEAL a happy 6th Anniversary this week! 

Hear from some of the amazing NewDEAL Leaders we are so proud to work with or check out their Twitter anniversary wishes, and watch a special message from New Democrat Coalition Chair U.S. Congressman Jim Himes and NewDEAL Honorary Vice Chair U.S. Congresswoman Kathleen Rice. 

NewDEALers Animated on Samantha Bee

This week on her show Full Frontal, Samantha Bee ran an animated feature on NewDEAL Leader Atlanta Representative Scott Holcomb's work to get a bill passed to fully test the state's rape kit backlog, aided by some timely assistance from NewDEAL Leader Atlanta Senator Elena Parent and the full bipartisan support of the House. Check out this fun and irreverent recap of the legislative process behind this bill's passage and Rep. Holcomb's success.

Mid-Session State Legislative Trends

CQ Roll Call's StateTrack has published a round-up of common issues raised this year in state legislatures around the U.S., from addressing the opioid crisis to infrastructure spending. Check out the top 5 trends and learn more about the bills being filed.

NewDEALer in the Spotlight:
Alex Padilla, Secretary of State

Boosting the Youth Vote

At a time when the news about voting laws is too often about restrictions, NewDEAL Leader California Secretary of State Alex Padilla launched a voter pre-registration program targeted at 16- and 17-year-olds to encourage more young people to vote. Young voters have the lowest voter turnout of any age group, and pre-registration can help increase those numbers. Learn more about Secretary Padilla's new program.

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