One year ago, America Forward launched its 2016 Presidential engagement effort with the formal release of our Presidential briefing book entitled Moving America Forward: Innovators Lead the Way to Unlocking America’s Potential. Moving America Forward represents the best ideas and most effective approaches to addressing the biggest challenges facing our nation, ideas shaped by our social innovators that offer a wealth of opportunities for policymakers to scale social results into national impact.
Every four years, the American people have the opportunity to set a new direction for our nation through the election of a new President. Throughout the past year, America Forward has worked to promote innovate policy ideas that align with the America Forward Coalition’s agenda of elevating effective, local solutions to the national level to drive system level change. Specifically, America Forward has:
- Held more than 25 briefings and meetings with presidential primary candidates and their senior policy staff.
- Crafted and presented several policy briefs detailing our Coalition’s policy solutions to our nation’s biggest challenges.
- Hosted three Town Halls in battleground states and two Twitter Town Halls elevating key messages around #TodaysStudent, post-secondary education, workforce development, and social innovation challenges and opportunities.