WASHINGTON Campaign for Americas 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.
CAMPAIGN FOR AMERICAS FUTURE
TAKE BACK AMERICA EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
MONDAY, JUNE 12
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 Alliances plan for energy independence.
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.