By Steve Benen
Over the last 10 to 15 years, there was a concerted effort on the part of many progressive leaders to start creating parallel institutions to rival the right. The point was about creating an “intellectual infrastructure” that could establish a foundation for ideas, voices, and candidates on the left, allowing them to thrive.
By Michael Falcone and Amy Walter
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and Alaska Sen. Mark Begich announced an initiative today to bring progressive, pro-growth ideas fostered in state governments into the national spotlight. Each quarter a newly-formed national network called the NewDEAL will recognize a different group of state and local leaders on their website, www.NewDEALLeaders.org.
By Governor Martin O'Malley (D-MD) and Senator Mark Begich (D-Alaska)
As President Obama made clear in his State of the Union address, we can’t just stand still to win the future. To compete in the global economy, we need to find solutions that are both pro-growth and progressive.
Too often in our nation’s capitol, these two ideals are seen as opposed to each other. We reject this false choice. As former mayors, we saw first-hand how solutions that were both pro-growth and progressive could help to grow the economy in a way that expands opportunity for everyone. As we met our fellow leaders of towns and states around the country, we noticed that many of them were getting similar success from pro-growth progressive solutions.
Governor O’Malley, Senator Begich Announce Launch of The NewDEAL to Recognize State and Local Pro-Growth Progressive Leaders
New Organization Unveils First Group of State & Local Elected Officials Today, Governor Martin O’Malley of Maryland and U.S. Senator Mark Begich of Alaska announce the launch of the NewDEAL, a new national network committed to elevating pro-growth progressive state and local elected leaders and their innovative ideas from across the country.
By Aaron Blake
Alaska Sen. Mark Begich and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malleyare forming a new non-profit group to highlight young Democratic elected officials with new ideas at the state and local level.
The group, called The NewDEAL (an acronym for Developing Exceptional American Leaders), will officially launch Tuesday and is billed as a “national network committed to highlighting and connecting pro-growth progressive state and local elected leaders from across the country.”