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State and Local Leaders Can Drive Democrats' Agenda

Members of the NewDEAL's spring class, Stockton, CA Mayor Michael Tubbs and Nebraska Senator Kate Bolz, wrote on Medium about the role of state and local leaders in rebuilding the Democratic Party and crafting a unifying agenda to address Americans' economic anxieties. Check out what they had to say about the need to combine active resistance to President Trump with a genuine plan to advance economic opportunity, and how NewDEAL helps state and local leaders develop policies to do that.

Mayors Leading on Climate

In the wake of the White House's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, mayors across the nation, including more than 35 NewDEAL Leaders, stepped up to pledge their continued commitment to the Agreement. Learn more about the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda and the targets set by the Paris Agreement in this Route Fifty article.

NewDEALer in the Spotlight:
Jon Mitchell, Mayor
(New Bedford, MA)


Improving Child Literacy

NewDEAL Leader New Bedford, MA Mayor Jon Mitchell announced a new project called New Bedford Reads, which will provide literacy programming and distribute more than 12,500 books to children up to age 8. The mayor emphasized the role of reading in improving student outcomes. Read more about the programs that are part of New Bedford Reads.

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