The organizers of the long-running Take Back America conference have re-tooled this year’s meeting for the fight to save the embattled American Dream.
Campaign for America’s Future, a prominent Washington progressive advocacy shop, and its partners this year will hold the Take Back the American Dream conference October 3-5 in Washington. In relaunching the meeting, the organization has teamed up with the new “Rebuild The Dream” organization founded by former Obama administration official and longtime activist Van Jones.
The annual conference brings together progressive activists, elected officials, bloggers, left-leaning media outlets, and others. Then-Sen. Barack Obama addressed the meeting in 2007, when he also won a straw poll for president. Other past speakers include Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.), then-Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Jan Shakowsky (D-Ill.)
Speakers this year are to include: Jones, author Drew Westen, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, AFL-CIO leader Richard Trumka, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), The Nation’s Katrina vanden Heuvel, comedian Lizz Winstead, Campaign for America’s Future’s Robert Borosage and many more progressive leaders.
Registration for this important meeting remains open. The agenda is online here.
Scott Nance is the editor and publisher of the news site The Washington Current. He has covered Congress and the federal government for more than a decade.