Climate Solutions Roundtable

See below for agenda and speaker line-up

Race & Economic Opportunity: Closing the Gaps

See below for agenda and speaker line-up

Politics 2020: The Road to November

See below for agenda and speaker line-up

Climate Solutions Roundtable

Featuring Brad Smith, President of Microsoft, NewDEAL Leaders and other elected officials, national experts and policy innovators from the public and private sectors, this roundtable will showcase actions that can and are being taken at the state and local levels to address climate change and transition to a low carbon economy. The event will include the release of the NewDEAL Forum’s Climate Change Working Group’s recommendations to reduce emissions, promote resiliency, invest in climate equity, and broaden support for climate action.

Welcome and Introductions

Debbie Cox Bultan, CEO, The NewDEAL

Interview with Brad Smith, President, Microsoft

interviewed by Debbie Cox Bultan

Panel: Reducing Emissions, Building Resiliency, and Fostering Widespread Support

including the release of the NewDEAL Forum Climate Policy Group’s report: “Climate Change: Policy Proposals for Growing a Clean Economy and Protecting Communities: A Guide for State and Local Policymakers”

featuring NewDEAL Leaders Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, Phoenix, AZ Mayor Kate Gallego, and Norfolk, VA Councilmember Andria McClellan; and Dennis Mehiel, Founding Board Member, Build Together

Closing Remarks

moderated by Anne Slaughter Andrew, NewDEAL Board Member; featuring Washington Governor Jay Inslee & Gina McCarthy, President, NRDC Action Fund

Speaker Line-up

Race & Economic Opportunity: Closing the Gaps

Join elected officials and private and public sector leaders for a discussion about remedying long-standing inequities against people of color and creating a new & better normal as we rebuild the nation’s economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll touch on issues critical to economic recovery that have historically disproportionately affected communities of color including broadband access, support for minority entrepreneurs and other gaps in the social safety net.

Welcome & Introductions

Debbie Cox Bultan, CEO, The NewDEAL

Opening Remarks

Ashley Allison, National Coalitions Director, Joe Biden for President; Jason George, “Ben Warren” on ABC’s “Station 19” and “Greys Anatomy”; & NewDEAL Leader Montgomery County, MD Councilmember Will Jawando

Panel: Entrepreneurship & Small Business Support 

Featuring Phil Gaskin, Vice President of Entrepreneurship, Kauffman Foundation; & NewDEAL Leader Montgomery, AL Mayor Steven Reed 

Panel: Broadband Access

Featuring Dalila Wilson-Scott, Senior Vice President of Community Engagement, Comcast; & NewDEAL Leader Michigan Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist

Panel: Housing 

Featuring Paraag Sarva, CEO, Rhino; & NewDEAL Leader Kansas City, MO Mayor Quinton Lucas

Closing Remarks

Speaker Line-up

Politics 2020: The Road to November

With Joe Biden accepting the Democratic nomination, join national political experts and NewDEAL Leaders from swing states for a discussion about the current national political landscape and what it will take to be successful in November. The program will touch on congressional and other key races and the unique challenges of campaigning in 2020.

Welcome and Introductions

Debbie Cox Bultan, CEO, The NewDEAL

Panel: The Political Landscape

featuring Anna Greenberg, Managing Partner, GQR; Akunna Cook, Senior Fellow, Third Way; and Bill Hyers, Partner, The WIN Company

Panel: The View from the Swing States

featuring NewDEALers Florida Representative Margaret Good, Pennsylvania Representative Jordan Harris, and former Houston Councilmember Amanda Edwards

Remarks from Biden 2020 Deputy Political Director John McCarthy

Speaker Line-up

Thank you to our Convention Patrons

Microsoft
Comcast NBC Universal
Kauffman Foundation
Build Together

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