This week, we announced the fourteen exceptional state and local elected officials in the NewDEAL Spring Class, with Politico calling them part of the next generation. See who joined the NewDEAL and welcome them to the group on our Facebook page.
Check out this great piece co-authored by NewDEAL Leaders Phoenix City Councilmember Kate Gallego and Norfolk City Councilmember Andria McClellan about capitalizing on the recent surge in momentum around women running for office. The Councilwomen cite the importance of not just encouraging people to run, but of investing in preparing candidates with effective messaging and policy ideas that help people in changing economy.
Route Fifty recently kicked off their Roadshow series with an event in Denver featuring experts and elected officials talking about data-driven governance. Read highlights from the event, including remarks from NewDEAL Leader Denver Mayor Michael Hancock.
NewDEALer in the Spotlight:
Aaron Ford, Senate Majority Leader
(Las Vegas, NV)
A bill from NewDEAL Leader Nevada Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford mandating three days of paid sick leave a year in the private sector passed the Nevada Senate this week. If signed into law, Nevada would become the 8th state to modernize their safety net with this crucial support for workers. Read for more details on the bill.