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.
NewDEAL Leader Mayor Kate Gallego this week announced the establishment of a Heat Response & Mitigation Office. The first of its kind in the nation, the new department will examine scientific ways to address rising temperatures and the serious dangers they can pose to residents.
Host and NewDEAL CEO Debbie Cox Bultan talks with Houston School Board Member Anne Sung about the challenges of navigating the return to in-person learning, the importance of finding pathways to success for students after high school, and her work to give students and families a say in their education.