Take Back America Conference This Week

I am leaving in the morning to attend the Take Back America 2005 conference in Washington, DC. I will be traveling all day Tuesday. The conference is Wednesday – Friday. I hope I will be able to post some observations about the conference while I am there.
If you are attending this conference, drop me a line!

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4 thoughts on “Take Back America Conference This Week

  1. Dave, we hope you can make it out to Washington for the Campaign for America’s Future’s 2006 “Take Back America” conference too! We’d love to have you on our blogger boulevard again. Email Christian Norton at cnorton@ourfuture.org if you can make it.
    We announced a lineup of prime time speakers last week for the conference to be held at the Washington Hilton from Monday, June 12 to Wednesday, June 14.
    With a growing majority of Americans believing the country is headed in the wrong direction, thousands of progressive leaders will gather to discuss strategy to create a political force that promotes the “common good,” in contrast with the corrupt special interests that have dominated Washington over the last several years.
    CAMPAIGN FOR AMERICA’S FUTURE
    “TAKE BACK AMERICA” EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
    MONDAY, JUNE 12
    10 a.m. News conference to release new polling data and brief reporters on key conference events.
    11 a.m. Robert Borosage and Stan Greenberg deliver opening remarks.
    12:45 p.m. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., Robert Redford and Jerome Ringo speak at a major event about the Apollo Alliance’s plan for energy independence.
    2:15 p.m. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., former Sen. Gary Hart, D-Colo., John Sweeney and Anna Burger discuss bold progressive ideas for the “common good.”
    TUESDAY, JUNE 13
    8:15 a.m. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., deliver major speeches.
    9:50 a.m. Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., discusses ways to make college affordable.
    12:30 p.m. Gov. Tom Vilsack, D-Iowa, delivers a major speech.
    12:45 p.m. Authors Michael Tomasky, Barbara Ehrenreich and Rep. Mel Watt, D-N.C., discuss a new “common good” framework for bold ideas for change.
    2:15 p.m. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., former Rep. David Bonior, D-Mich., deliver remarks.
    4:15 p.m. State Rep. Joyce Elliott, D-Ark., State Sen. G. Spencer Coggs, D-Wis., State Rep. Dave McAlpin, D-Mont., and County Exec. Ron Sims, D-Wash., deliver remarks.
    7 p.m. Campaign for America’s Future holds a gala dinner to honor progressive leaders, Bernard Rapoport, Gloria Totten and Angelica Salas.
    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14
    9 a.m. Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., delivers a major speech.
    9:45 a.m. Rep. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Gov. Ed Rendell, D-Pa., and John Podesta discuss bold ideas for the “common good.”
    11:15 a.m. Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-Calif., and Rep. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., deliver remarks.
    12:45 p.m. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and Gerald McEntee deliver closing speeches.

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