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
For a year and a half, Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes has led his state’s Climate Change Task Force as it conducted public listening tours and generated policy recommendations. Now, with the announcement of Gov. Evers’ latest budget, Barnes is seeing his hard work pay off with the inclusion of $60 million in spending for nearly three dozen climate recommendations in the budget proposal.
Recently, San Diego City Councilmember Raul Campillo announced the launch of the FACT pilot program, or Facilitating Access to Coordinated Transportation, in coordination with local community groups. The program will subsidize rides for seniors who do not have access to cars, allowing them to get basic needs like groceries and medical prescriptions, with charges of $2.50 for rides shorter than 5 miles and $10 dollars for rides longer than 20.1 miles.
NewDEAL CEO and host Debbie Cox Bultan talks with Connecticut Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff about what goes into being a Majority Leader, how COVID impacted being a part-time legislator, and some of the bills that have resulted in tangible differences for his constituents.