In The News
MAR 12, 2017
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.
MAR 08, 2017
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.
OCT 18, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 18, 2016 CONTACT Emily Cherniack, firstname.lastname@example.org 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."
JAN 25, 2016
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.
JAN 19, 2016
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.
JAN 04, 2016
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.
OCT 28, 2015
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:
AUG 03, 2015
Our founder, Emily Cherniack (Twitter: @echerniack) wrote an article for Task & Purpose, check it out:
JUL 29, 2015
John Plumb is running for congress in Western New York. As a former White House Military Aide, he plans to bring his extensive experience from his Naval career to Congress, representing NY-23. Read more below:
JUL 24, 2015
Our 2014 congressional candidate, Seth Moulton (D-Massachusetts 6th), recently passed his first bill in the House of Representatives. Read more inside: