2MD 09-28-2018

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An Honorable Profession: Elizabeth Brown

The NewDEAL's podcast An Honorable Profession returns for its second episode, with host NewDEAL Leader Ryan Coonerty interviewing fellow Leader Columbus, OH Councilmember Elizabeth Brown. Councilmember Brown talks about her work on paid family leave, women's health care, and immigrant rights, and recalls her whirlwind run for office during the late stages of her first pregnancy. Listen on iTunes or your favorite podcast platform, and give us a rating if you enjoy what you hear!

Unity Pledge for Red to Blue Candidates 

This week, a number of Democratic Congressional coalitions, including the NewDEAL's friends at the New Democrat Coalition, came together to pledge support for all of the DCCC's "Red to Blue" candidates. The NewDEAL applauds this show of unity behind the Red to Blue candidates, a list that includes NewDEALers Clarke Tucker, Paul Davis, Ben McAdams, and Jennifer Wexton. Read the joint statement on the New Dems website, and check out the full list of NewDEALers running for Governor and critical House races.

NewDEALers in the Spotlight:
Stacey Abrams, Alumna (Georgia),
Andrew Gillum, Mayor (Tallahassee, FL),
& Randall Woodfin, Mayor (Birmingham, AL)

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The Root 100 

This week, the Root released their 2018 Root 100 list of influential African-Americans, with NewDEAL Alumna Stacey Abrams at #3 for her inspiring campaign for Governor in Georgia, NewDEAL Leader Andrew Gillum at #19 for his own historic run for Governor in Florida, and NewDEAL Leader Randall Woodfin at #32 for his leadership as mayor of Birmingham, AL and embrace of progressive ideas to combat big challenges.

Check out the full Root 100 list to read more about these changemakers and others.

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