Toast To The Future At The 2016 DNC

The 2016 Democratic National Convention


What a whirlwind week we had in Philadelphia! NewDEAL Leaders were out in force, participating in a wide range of events and speaking at the Democratic National Convention. Check out this OZY piece that includes perspectives from a number of NewDEAL Leaders about the future of the party and the country.

The NewDEAL kicked off this week with a roundtable on Smart Cities Monday morning, where over 50 participants discussed how to use technology to make government work better — from open data initiatives to modernizing infrastructure to boosting citizen innovation and engagement. A big thank you to moderator NewDEAL Honorary Co-Chair Governor Jack Markell, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, NewDEAL Mayors and other Leaders, and thoughtful experts from the private sector who joined us to share their knowledge and experience.

On Wednesday, we were thrilled to be joined by more than a hundred NewDEAL Leaders, supporters and friends for our “Toast to the Future” reception, where we celebrated the impact NewDEAL Leaders are currently having around the country, and the bright future they represent!  A special thank you to NewDEAL Leader Lincoln, NE Councilmember Leirion Gaylor Baird, who shared her experiences of connecting and collaborating with other NewDEAL Leaders on innovative ideas that can help her city, and reminded us all of the importance of supporting this dynamic network of state and local pro-growth progressive leaders who are championing ideas to grow the economy, expand opportunity, and make government work better.

Thanks to everyone who joined us in PHL, and we look forward to continuing our work together to promote pro-growth progressive leaders and ideas that move our country forward.

–Team NewDEAL