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Hear Sen. Mary Landrieu from COP26 on our podcast

For the latest episode of our podcast, An Honorable Profession, host Ryan Coonerty spoke to former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, co-chair of the Climate Solutions Foundation, while she attended the COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland. Landrieu discussed opportunities to address climate change at the state and local levels and how Democrats should change how they communicate about the issue to build a stronger coalition. Listen to the episode here, and stay tuned for more voices from COP26 soon.

Elsewhere at the climate summit, NewDEAL Leaders Mayor Kate Gallego (Phoenix) and Mayor Rick Kriseman (St. Petersburg, FL) showcased the significant roles local leaders play in mitigating and adapting to global warming. They met with other local and national leaders from around the world to share innovative solutions to build resilience and address the climate crisis.

NewDEAL Applauds Final Passage of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

NewDEAL joins state and local leaders across the country in applauding the final passage of the Infrastrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and look forward to President Biden signing this key piece of his Administration’s agenda. We are excited to support our members in working with the Administration, including Secretary Pete Buttigieg, a long-time NewDEALer, to implement these crucial investments in a more prosperous, sustainable, and equitable society. No Administration has done more to help state and local leaders deal with their communities’ biggest challenges.

NewDEALers across the country celebrated the Act’s passage. See a sample of the statements in support from Shelby County Mayor Lee HarrisPhoenix Mayor Kate GallegoLong Beach Mayor Robert GarciaKansas City Mayor Quinton LucasStamford Mayor-elect Caroline SimmonsTennessee Senator Raumesh Akbari,  Florida Representative Christine Hunschofsky, and Virginia Senator Jennifer McClellan.

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2021 Ideas Challenge Finalists

2021 Ideas Challenge Finalists

The NewDEAL is pleased to announce the finalists from this year’s Ideas Challenge, our biennial policy competition highlighting innovative policy solutions from NewDEAL Leaders across the nation. Their ideas would reimagine the social safety net, create good jobs, expand education opportunities, build more sustainable communities, and strengthen our democracy. This year’s Challenge came at an especially important time to identify best practices, as Leaders grapple with the work of rebuilding and recovery in the wake of the pandemic, and have a unique opportunity to act with federal funds from the American Rescue Plan. Winners in each of five categories will be announced next week during our 11th Annual Leaders Conference, on Thursday, November 18, and be featured in Governing Magazine. Join us on social media to celebrate these extraordinary ideas, and click here to read details on the finalists in all five categories!