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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.

CAMPAIGN FOR AMERICA 'S FUTURE
"TAKE BACK AMERICA " EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

MONDAY, JUNE 12

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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.

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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.

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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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