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City Councilmember Liz Brown Named One of Nation’s Top Progressive Leaders

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City Councilmember Elizabeth Brown has been named one of the nation’s top progressive leaders. She and 13 others across the U.S. have been invited into the NewDEAL (Developing Exceptional American Leaders), a group of Democratic local and state leaders interested in progressive reform.

“I am excited to be part of NewDEAL’s impressive network of public servants across the nation dedicated to expanding opportunity for everyone in the new economy while making government work more effectively,” Brown said in a press release. “Joining this organization presents a great way to discover policies that are working across the country and I believe the lessons we learn in Columbus have something to offer to other leaders looking to improve their communities.”

Brown, elected to office in 2015, was chosen for her achievements in her first term, recognized for bringing new business and supporting a strong workforce by prioritizing job training, education and family leave. Joining the NewDEAL will provide Brown with a network of likeminded politicians enacting “pro-growth progressive” policies in their own cities and states, allowing for an “exchange of ideas” among members.

The network is one with voter support as well. Nearly all (92 percent) of the group’s 152 officials, spread out over 46 states, won elections last November, with four members making it to statewide office.

“It’s clear that we need new voices with fresh ideas and an ability to get things done to reinvigorate the Democratic Party and address the challenges that have the greatest impact on our constituents – in education, job creation, and more effective government services,” said South Bend, IN Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who joined the network in 2012. “I’m thrilled that Elizabeth will join this effort to keep our country moving forward.”

For more information, visit newdealleaders.org.

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