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.
Across the country, in red and blue states alike, NewDEALers are responding to last week’s Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v Wade. Leaders in blue states are working to further expand access to reproductive health care to prepare for the influx of abortion-seekers.
In the second part of a special mini-series on the far-reaching consequences of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, host and NewDEAL Leader Ryan Coonerty talks with fellow NewDEALer Raumesh Akbari, state senator from Memphis, TN, about the pending difficulties that await women of color throughout Southern states.