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
Six months after the publication of our report on early American Rescue Plan successes from across the country, we’ve published an addendum to highlight the progress made by those policies, and to spotlight additional innovative uses of ARP funds. Read it now 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.
This week, in the wake of hugely successful state-level elections for Democrats, the Michigan Senate named its new leadership team, and NewDEALers are well represented. NewDEALer Senator Winnie Brinks was elected the next Majority Leader of the Michigan Senate, while NewDEAL Leader Senator-elect Darrin Camilleri was named Assistant Majority Leader. Fellow NewDEALer Mallory McMorrow was named the Majority Whip. Many anticipate a strong next four years with this leadership team in place. “With deep talent distributed strategically through these positions, we will work to strengthen our schools, support our seniors and veterans, protect our natural resources, defend people’s basic rights, and invest wisely in a state where people can thrive,” Brinks said. The new leadership team is discussed in more detail here.
Check out a new episode of An Honorable Profession featuring State Attorney Dave Aronberg from West Palm Beach, FL. In a wide-ranging interview about major policy challenges, Florida politics, and the future of the Democratic and Republican parties, Aronberg discusses his work to address the opioid crisis and some of the high-profile cases that have crossed his desk, his prediction for whether or not Donald Trump will be indicted, and much more. You’ll hear his candid assessment of what happened in Florida during the 2022 midterms, and whether we can still consider Florida a swing state. Aronberg emphasizes the power of meeting voters where they are and addressing their specific concerns. He also shares his thoughts on the upcoming battle between two major Florida-based politicos — Trump and Governor Ron DeSantis — and what he believes Trump’s final hope may be. Listen now for more from Dave Aronberg, including which TV show will tell you all about what it’s like to be a state’s attorney.