Who We Are
The NewDEAL is a selective national network of exceptional, rising, pro-growth progressive state and local elected leaders. We support them in developing, sharing, and spreading innovative ideas to adapt to our rapidly changing world and to expand economic opportunity for all Americans. NewDEALers connect with each other, as well as with other pro-growth progressive political, policy, and private sector leaders, through our events and virtual convenings.
NewDEAL Honorary Co-Chairs
U.S. Senator Chris Coons
U.S. Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland
Mayor Steve Benjamin
Pro-Growth Progressive Leaders And Ideas
As we celebrate one year since the passage of the American Rescue Plan, take a look at our report for early successes from across the country to see how investments from state and local officials from NewDEAL’s network of innovative leaders are not only changing the present, but building lasting change for millions of Americans.
Delaware Governor John Carney has signed the Healthy Delaware Families Act, sponsored and championed by NewDEAL Leader Senator Sarah McBride. The law, which passed the legislature with bipartisan support, creates a statewide paid family and medical leave program that will provide workers with up to 12 weeks of paid leave, including to care for a new child, deal with a chronic medical condition, support a family member with a health issue, or address the impact of a family member’s military deployment.
Hillsborough County Florida Representative Fentrice Driskell joins host and NewDEAL CEO Debbie Cox Bultan to discuss what it is like attempting to hold the line in a Republican-controlled legislature while also trying to produce solutions for the various challenges facing her constituents.