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New Leaders Council (NLC) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that engages a diverse, collaborative national network of progressive political entrepreneurs. NLC is building a growing corps of new progressive leaders who will rise to the top of their fields and work together across sectors to build, expand, and improve the progressive infrastructure necessary for strong democracy, social justice, and equal opportunity.
NLC’s flagship program is the Institute, a rigorous 5-month training program that focuses on entrepreneurship, advocacy, organizing, and fundraising. NLC seeks out the top tier of emerging progressive leaders from around the country for the Institute, building a community of vetted, trained progressive leaders with the skills and support system to help to change the way politics is done and foster a more equitable, just America. In 2017, NLC will operate 44 Institutes around the country.
A group of young, progressive Austinites got together with several members of the Houston chapter's founding board to discuss their shared goals--a stronger progressive infrastructure for Texas that would engage new generations and a wider audience. Ten leaders stepped up and launched the first institute for the Austin chapter in January, 2016.
Austin, along with the chapters in San Antonio and Houston, looks forward to new Texas chapters across the state in Dallas in 2017, then El Paso, the Rio Grande Valley, Fort Worth, and maybe even East Texas by 2020.
Texas has a proud progressive history. We're here to write the next chapter.
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