REPORT FROM COUNCIL MEMBER STANLEY CHANG – Councilmember Stanley Chang was selected as one of eleven rising leaders from across the country to join the NewDEAL, a newly launched national network that is committed to highlighting innovative ideas from state and local elected leaders who are pro-growth progressives.

Governor Martin O’Malley of Maryland and U.S. Senator Mark Begich of Alaska, Honorary Chairs of the NewDEAL, recognized Councilmember Stanley Chang for his work to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Honolulu.

“Senator Begich and I have joined the NewDEAL because we believe we need to look for fresh ideas not just from the top down in Washington, but also from the bottom up, where innovative leaders like Stanley Chang are developing and testing their ideas out on the ground,” said Governor O’Malley, Honorary Co-Chair of the NewDEAL.

“In communities throughout the country, rising state and local leaders such as Stanley Chang are proving that you can be both pro-growth and progressive. The NewDEAL is designed to foster these types of ideas and these types of leaders,” said Senator Begich, Honorary Co-Chair of the NewDEAL.

“I am proud to be recognized by the NewDEAL for my efforts to ensure that every succeeding generation of young people in Hawaii will have the opportunity to stay in Hawaii and succeed,” said Councilmember Chang. “I’m excited to share the ideas put forth by Honolulu with other leaders across the nation in moving our city forward while at the same time preserving our unique culture.”

Chang is currently featured on the NewDEAL’s interactive website at www.NewDEALLeaders.org/NewDEAL-Leaders/Stanley-Chang.  He is the first NewDEAL Leader from Hawaii.

The NewDEAL is committed to helping pro-growth progressive leaders share their innovative ideas on its interactive website, www.NewDEALLeaders.org  The public is encouraged to nominate other state and local elected leaders on the network’s website and stay connected as the NewDEAL highlights more pro-growth progressive ideas.

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