New Leaders Council
New Leaders Council (NLC) is a nonprofit that works to recruit, train, and promote the next generation of progressive leaders. NLC Alumni take their activism back into their communities and workplaces to create progressive change. Through #GothamTalks, a partnership between Gotham Gazette and NLC’s New York City chapter, NLC fellows and board members will speak up on policy debates that impact our city - passionate, informed opinions on everything from our elections and tech innovations to criminal justice reform and gender equity. Most importantly, through their expertise in civic engagement and public service, they’ll explain how you can act on what you believe and take the next steps to advocate for a more just city.  

Videos from New Leaders Council

Michael Pernick

New Leaders Council 04:05 Politics and Advocacy

A Millennial Policy Institute fellow talks about how the campaign finance systems limit political candidates to those with the greatest access to money, and how those candidates' interests typically only serve other rich people, leading to corruption.

Jordan Stockdale

New Leaders Council 02:59 Politics and Advocacy

The founder of talks about gentrification, which displaces low-income residents from their own neighborhoods, and how to support small businesses and community efforts.

New Leaders Council 03:42 Politics and Advocacy

Advocating support for the needs of people living with Alzheimer's disease and their caretakers-- which tends to impact women of color the most-- and how investing in healthcare for our elderly benefits our economy.

New Leaders Council 05:23 Politics and Advocacy

How dismantling the Voting Rights Act infringes on our civil rights and democracy, and disenfranchises marginalized populations in order to maintain political status quo. How can we make voting easier for all?

Elizabeth Adams

New Leaders Council 03:56 Politics and Advocacy

How Democratic leaders on the national and local levels can re-engage with their communities to revitalize the party, including supporting more diverse and progressive candidates, and how to create real change.

New Leaders Council 04:39 Politics and Advocacy

The significance of the electoral college in Presidential elections, why every vote matters when it comes to local elections, and the direct impact of local politicians on their constituents from arts education to city planning.

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Millennials are leading the charge in debates about economy, social justice and the democratic system. For over 10 years New Leaders Council has trained the next generation of leaders.  Whether that is challenging current policies or pushing for new ones, these leaders are breaking barriers.  Through various events at different chapters, and national policy conversations, NLC has empowered these millennials to seek change. 

In addition, NLC's Fellows Institute is a highly selective and intensive training program for young progressive professionals. Bringing together training, mentoring, and networking, the NLC Institute is the key pathway into progressive entrepreneurship. Each year they look for young professionals with progressive passion and an entrepreneurial streak to join our class of fellows. The Institute lasts from January to June. A former fellow shared his experience on the Huffington post here

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