Roll Call: Obama Vet Joins Push for public servants in office

David Heifetz cleaned out his desk at the White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs in January and joined the effort to get public servants elected to office. Heifetz, 28, who had written speeches for former President Barack Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett since August 2015, is now the chief communications officer of New Politics, a nonprofit that recruits and consults with candidates from public service backgrounds to run for public office. Continue reading

Pod Save America: Seth Moulton Joins the podcast at sxsw

New Politics Candidate and U.S. Congressman Seth Moulton (MA-6) joins Pod Save America at SXSW to talk about the future of the country and the Democratic Party, and gives New Politics a big shout-out too. Continue reading

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The Transferrable Skill of Military Service

When Johnny comes marching home again, he sometimes runs for Congress. Jeannie, too. Since George Washington became president, war veterans have had a disproportionate role in American life, culture and politics. A dozen generals have become president, and several times — in 1848, when Lewis Cass ran against Zachary Taylor; in 1852, when Franklin Pierce ran against Winfield Scott; and in 1880, when James Garfield ran against Winfield Scott Hancock — two generals opposed each other for the presidency. Continue reading

Huffington Post: Glimpsing a Politics That Works

In conference rooms across the country, an unusual scene is unfolding: Democrats and Republicans, gathered together, engaged in thoughtful, respectful, and supportive dialogue. At a time when even close family members have a hard time being civil when talking across political divides, it’s a rare vision to behold. These individuals are participants in Answering the Call, a program developed by the New Politics Leadership Academy. The mission of the Academy is to recruit and support alumni of service programs—both military veterans and alumni of civilian service programs like AmeriCorps or Peace Corps—to run for office. Answering the Call is a four-session small group learning journey; this February, it ran in 14 cities across the country, collectively engaging more than 200 participants. The conference rooms in which these discussions unfolded could be found in Boston, New York, Denver, Milwaukee, Charleston, Nashville, Detroit, Milwaukee and several more cities around the country. Continue reading

New Politics Endorses Mike Gallagher

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 18, 2016 CONTACT Emily Cherniack, 617-233-4942 GreenBay, WI-- New Politics, a bi-partisan organization that recruits and supports those who have served in the military, AmeriCorps, and Peace Corps to run for office, endorsed Marine veteran Mike Gallagher in his race for Wisconsin's 8th Congressional District.  "We need leaders in politics who wake up every day looking for opportunities to serve - and that's Mike Gallagher," said Emily Cherniack, Founder of New Politics. "Mike has dedicated his life to putting our country first, from the Marines to the campaign trail. Mike understands that leadership is about putting others before yourself, and it's why we’re proud to support him." Continue reading

WBUR: Convincing Veterans To Serve Their Country In The Political Realm

Over the last four decades, the number of veterans serving in congress has dwindled from 75 percent to under 20 percent. A Boston-based organization is trying to change that. The group “New Politics” seeks out, nurtures and supports the candidacies of people who have served in the military or in organizations such as the Peace Corps or AmeriCorps. Continue reading

The Harvard Crimson: Organization Looks to Support ‘Service Veterans’ Seeking Office

The Kendall Square-based organization New Politics, which supports veterans and other service-oriented people seeking elected office, is looking for success in its second election cycle. Continue reading

Ozy: Battling to Bring Veterans Back Into Politics

It’s a wintry holiday in Boston, so schools are closed, workers have the day off and, despite the frigid weather, a few hundred folks have come out to watch a military-themed parade and hear an Army band play patriotic tunes beneath the statehouse’s glittering gold dome. A few train stops away in Harvard Square, Emily Cherniack is outlining a very different way of recognizing those who have served their country. She’s determined to convince military veterans to sign up for duty in a world she says badly needs them: politics. Continue reading

The Boston Globe: Meet 9 Nonprofit Leaders Obsessed with Making Boston Better

The Boston Globe: Using their smarts and various backgrounds, they’re making a difference in education, food, fitness, and social justice. Read founder Emily Cherniack's profile below: Continue reading

Task & Purpose: 5 Reasons Why Veterans Make Exceptional Campaign Staffers

Our founder, Emily Cherniack (Twitter: @echerniack) wrote an article for Task & Purpose, check it out: Continue reading