Acting Locally on Climate Change
Climate change's effects are increasingly apparent, especially as we work to rebuild those affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. While policies to mitigate the effects and causes of climate change are hamstrung at the federal level, the Center for American Progress offers a framework for how mayors can act at the local level to build a more resilient city.
NewDEAL at New Founders Conference
Joining leaders of other top organizations focused on rebuilding the Democratic Party and supporting progressive causes across the country, NewDEAL Executive Director Debbie Cox Bultan will speak at the inaugural New Founders Conference on October 18 in Chicago. The event will explore how progressive groups, candidates, and officeholders most effectively use new technology to build a better political infrastructure. Bultan will emphasize what NewDEAL Leaders have learned about being successful in diverse communities across the country, as well as the importance of recognizing the role of technology in not only improving campaigns but also fostering good governance. Click here for more information, including on registration for the conference.
NewDEALer in the Spotlight:
Cesar Blanco, Representative
(El Paso, TX)
The Importance of Immigrant Labor
NewDEAL Leader El Paso Representative Cesar Blanco recently wrote an op-ed highlighting the key role immigrants play in the labor force, especially in a state like Texas that often experiences labor shortages. Blanco also underlined the role that these immigrants are playing in Harvey recovery across the Gulf Coast, and called for Texans to recognize the value of their labor and to support immigrants for a stronger economy.