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"For years the Right has had its way. It's now apparent that the conservative agenda simply makes things worse. Americans have had enough. The public wants a different course, but timidity still chokes the political debate. Progressives will challenge the limits of debate and offer a bold vision for change at this year's Take back America conference." --Toby Chaudhuri, Campaign for America's Future Communications Director

WASHINGTON - Campaign for America's Future co-directors Robert Borosage and Roger Hickey today announced a lineup of prime time speakers for the annual "Take Back America" 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.



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."


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.

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