NewDEAL Alumnus Ralph Becker, former mayor of Salt Lake City, wrote a blog post for the London School of Economics' US Centre highlighting mayoral and city leadership in an era of governmental gridlock. Check out his words on the importance of cities for instituting change, with examples including NewDEAL Leaders Gary, IN Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.
CIRCLE, a research center at Tufts University, developed their Youth Electoral Significance Index (YESI) to measure young voters' impact on election races, and recently released a maps of the Senate and Governor races and the top 50 Congressional districts where voters ages 18-29 could have a decisive impact on the results. Check out the maps to learn more or to read about the methodology behind the index.
NewDEALer in the Spotlight:
Chris Cabaldon, Mayor
(West Sacramento, CA)
Route Fifty recently sat down with NewDEAL Leader West Sacramento, CA Mayor Chris Cabaldon to talk about his "cradle-to-career" approach to education and focus on activities that happen outside of school to open up opportunities for citizens. This approach is exemplified in his 2017 NewDEAL Ideas Challenge winning idea, Kids' Home Run, which supports students from pre-K through to college and internships. Read on for more insights from Mayor Cabaldon on how he uses education policy as a powerful tool for equity and opportunity.