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NLC4 Progress 12.22.15

Posted by New Leaders Council 4 Admin on December 22, 2015 at 10:47 AM
Policy and Events for the NLC Community
December 22, 2015

NLC4 & Progressive Policy Institute: America's Innovation Economy

  • 10 big ideas on the innovation economy with Progressive Policy Institute experts, other leaders; led by 20 NLC alumni who make up the Innovation Economy Committee. 
  • Executive summary presented at the NLC4 Tech & Innovation Summit in San Francisco, CA this April 1-2; final draft presented at the NLC National Leadership Retreat in July in Washington D.C.
  • Currently seeking 20 NLC alumni who will spearhead the Innovation Economy Committee. More information and apply here:
More policy projects to be announced in January 2016!

NLC4 Continues Alumni Deep Dive; Will Highlight Alums

NLC4 Daily Clips

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NLC4 alumni DCCC opportunity to mentor/interview DCCC Spring Fellows

  • The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is currently seeking young progressive professionals who can act as mentors or interviewers to the DCCC 2016 Spring Fellows
  • The DCCC Fellowship Program will train the next generation of Democratic political campaign staff (of college age) and will give participants the tools they need to work on campaigns for the House of Representatives
  • More info:
    • Potential tasks mentors could do:
      • Be an in-person mentor to a Fellows that lives near you
      • Be an in-person mentor to a Fellow over the phone because they do not live near you
      • Conduct Fellow interviews [20 minutes per interview]
      • Conduct Fellow debrief interviews at the end of the program [15 minutes per interview]
      • Send informational materials to potential fellows
    • Key dates:
      • Fellowship Program Begins 2/22/2106
      • Fellowship Program Ends 4/22/2016
      • Interviews begin 1/25/2016
      • Interviews end 2/13/2016
      • Exit interviews begin 4/23/2016
      • Exit interviews end 4/30/2016
  • If you would like to find out if you can become a mentor or interviewer for the DCCC 2016 Fellows Program, please send an email to


NLC4 Emerging Leaders - SAVE THE DATE - January 30, New Orleans, LA

  • Top experts in messaging, fundraising, targeting and many other skills provide a top tier training
  • These trainers have advised and managed city commission to presidential campaigns with whose expertise and the network built with fellow participants, you will be well equipped for your next steps in public service.
  • Registration to open soon

CAP: What’s at Stake in This Supreme Court Term?

  • Please join the Center for American Progress for a panel discussion on what is at stake at the Supreme Court this year and what we can expect in the coming months.
  • January 7, 10am-11:30am est
  • Register here:

DCCC: 2016 DCCC Spring Fellowship Program Accepting Application

  • Do you know a college student with a passion to elect Democrats to the House of Representatives?
  • DCCC Fellows will learn skills that will prepare them for entry level positions on political campaigns when they graduate in the spring.  These skills include mobilizing communities, organizing political events, managing campaign data, and many more.
  • Applications are due January 11
  • You can find more info here.
  • Students can apply here:

NLC Senior Digital Fellow Beth Becker hosts digital trainings in Phoenix AZ, Nashville TN (special rate for NLC)

Intro to Digital Organizing

  • January 12-13
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Info and registration:

Social Media Strategy

  • January 14-15
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Info and registration:

Intro to Digital Organizing

  • January 19-20
  • Nashville, TN
  • Info and registration:

Social Media Strategy

  • January 21-22
  • Nashville, TN
  • Info and registration:


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Press and Features

26 NLCers currently in office or recently elected

  1. Andrew Ammon, School Board Member San Gabriel, CA
  2. Matt Haney, School Board Member, San Francisco, California
  3. Alex Randolph, Trustee, San Francisco City College Board, California
  4. Shayla Nealy, Councilmember, Union City, Georgia
  5. Matt Westmoreland, School Board, Atlanta, Georgia
  6. Carlos Rosa, 35th Ward Adlerman, Chicago, Illinois
  7. Quiana McKinzey, Lavizzo Elementary School Community Representative, Chicago, Illinois
  8. Steven Jackson, Caddo Commission Member, Illinois
  9. Ted James, District 101, House of Representatives, Louisiana
  10. Marshall Archer, Ward 7 Warden, Saco, Maine
  11. Ian Cain, City Councilor, Quincy, Massachusetts
  12. Dan Futrell,School Committee Ward 2, Somerville, Massachusetts
  13. Ashli Stempel Town Councilor Precinct 8, Greenfield, Massachusetts  
  14. Michelle Cares, City Council Ward 6 , Missoula, Montana
  15. Kim Dudik, State Legislature, Montana
  16. Jen Dursky, State Legislature, Montana
  17. Ellie Hill , State Legislature, Montana
  18. Patrick Leahy, Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District Board Member, Nebraska
  19. Tony Vargas, Omaha Public Schools Board of Education Member, Nebraska
  20. Olivia Zink, Ward 2 City Council, Franklin, New Hampshire
  21. David Bander, Committeeman, Plainsboro, New Jersey
  22. Sergio Granados, Freeholder, Union County New Jersey
  23. Bill Moen Jr., Freeholder, Camden County, New Jersey
  24. Greg Young, Fulton County Board of Supervisors, Supervisor, New York
  25. Jason Russell, City Council of South Euclid, Ohio
  26. James Diossa, Mayor, Central Falls, Rhode Island

NLC Los Angeles Fellow Nicholas Melvoin: Commentary: ‘Miscommunicating’ and the decline of LAUSD enrollment


NLC NH Fellow Linds Jakows: Fixing broken campaign-finance system a priority

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