FDR’s Labor Secretary, Frances Perkins, the first woman to serve in a presidential cabinet, wrote: “What was the New Deal anyhow? Was it a political plot? Was it just a name for a period in history? Was it a revolution? To all of those questions I answer, ‘No.’ It was something quite different . . . It was, I think, basically an attitude . . . An attitude that found voice in expressions like…’a government should aim to give all the people under its jurisdiction the best possible life.’”
In these times, it’s heartening that so many organizations, institutions, and individuals remain committed to preserving the legacy of the New Deal and advancing it as a model for solving our nation’s economic, social, and environmental problems today. We are grateful to be in their company in this important work, and to you for your continued support.