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New Leaders Council

Fall Recruitment Series: She Should Run & White House Drug Policy

Are you interested in the New Leadership Council fellowship? Do you want to meet alumni and others in the progressive community? Join the NLC-DC Chapter for a recruitment event with featured talks from two distinguished alumni who continue to make an impact in the community, Clair Bresnahan and Michael Passante.


Clare Bresnahan, Executive Director, She Should Run 

Clare Bresnahan works and lives in Washington, DC, where she has dedicated her career to increasing women and girls’ representation through advocacy, political engagement, and social change efforts.

Clare joined She Should Run in 2012 as the Programs Director responsible for directing organization’s research and programs expanding the pipeline of America’s future women elected leaders. Her passion for sparking women’s political careers drives her commitment to She Should Run’s mission.

Clare started her career at the Girl Scouts of the USA Public Policy and Advocacy Office in 2008. Clare led GSUSA’s legislative and public affairs strategies for advancing the girl perspective in youth policy issues. Under her leadership, the Girl Scouts launched one of its largest advocacy efforts to promote healthier, balanced images of women and girls within the media and entertainment industry - The Healthy Media Commission for Positive Images of Women and Girls.

She recently graduated magna cum laude with a Masters in Public Management at Johns Hopkins University and graduated in 2008 from American University with a B.A. in Communications, Law, Economics, and Government. She also teaches political entrepreneurship for the nonpartisan organization, New Leaders Council, and has served as the New Leaders Council DC Chapter Co-Director. While Clare loves the national work she leads in DC, she is a proud Midwest native, who hails from the Queen City - Cincinnati, Ohio.

Michael Passante, Deputy General Counsel, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. NLC DC Class of 2011.

Michael Passante is Deputy General Counsel at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy where he works on a wide array of legal and policy issues. He was previously New Jersey State Director of the President's Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force and Legislative Counsel to the Housing Subcommittee of the Senate Banking Committee where he worked extensively on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform bill and housing legislation. He also worked on the campaigns of then-Newark Mayor Cory Booker and President Obama, was an Assistant Prosecutor in Newark, and worked in litigation at a law firm in New York. Michael earned a bachelors in economics from Harvard College, a law degree from Harvard Law School, and a master's degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife Sarak.

*This is the first in a three part series of recruitment events.

September 21, 2016 at 6:30pm - 8pm
New Leaders Council Headquarters
1200 NW New Hampshire Ave
Washington, DC 20036
United States
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Thanh-Thanh Pham Andrew Terrell Molly Cain Grace Bennett Laura Kisthardt Maria Phillis Trakisha Mcneil Mark Wilson Angelique Sina Clare Bresnahan Gabi Porter Christine Brown Hailey Barringer Abbigail Gately La Donna Smith Kelsey Donnellan Niels Smith Nichola Clark Zach Komes Michelle Moses-Eisenstein David Abadian Heifetz Brendon Gehrke Shafaq Choudry Shehn Datta Simone Peloquin Jamie DeMarco Hellen Fissihaie Sarah Bagge Sofiat Abdulrazaaq Cathy Yu Brendon Gehrke Gabrielle Arrington Eric Tamerlani Erin Carhart James Derousselle Ashley Blackwell Nathen Huang Jean Marie Calvo Crystal Brumfield Carlos Delgado Jonathan Diaz Jose L. Plaza Mario Enríquez Tommy Wrenn Dao Nguyen Alexis King Tommy Wrenn Rishi Ahuja

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