Reflecting on Charlottesville
Across the country, NewDEAL Leaders are responding to the tragic events in Charlottesville with a focus on bringing people together and standing up against intolerance. As Gary, Indiana Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson writes for the Chicago Tribune, "Because the President has abdicated his responsibility of moral leadership on this issue, we must remain vigilant in our own neighborhoods and cities to ensure that bigotry and hatred receive no air time, both figuratively and literally." NewDEAL Honorary Co-Chair Governor Markell also shared a perspective about how to stop hate.
How It Works: Pay for Success
Pay for Success, or social impact bonds, have provided policymakers with a unique opportunity to get measurable results addressing big issues without putting taxpayers at risk. Learn more about this tool, which has been successfully used by NewDEAL Leaders like Mayors Ben McAdams and Michael Hancock, and read about the evolution and future of social impact bonds in this short memo from Invest in Results.
NewDEALer in the Spotlight:
Michael Tubbs, Mayor
Partnerships to Support Entrepreneurship
NewDEAL Leader Stockton, CA Mayor Michael Tubbs announced partnerships with Kiva, a microfinance company and Huddle Cowork, aimed at supporting small business and entrepreneurship in the city. Kiva, which was featured by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf at the NewDEAL Ideas Summit, will help provide no interest, no fee business loans, while Huddle will host events and workshops on how to take advantage of the loans and grow business success.