In this critical year, Take Back America will bring together all of the tribes of the progressive movement—grassroots and netroots activists, elected officials, business owners, policy experts and more. Together, we will generate new power for our movement for change based on a new vision and bold ideas for an America that works for everyone, not just the few.
Driving the Debate in 2008 and Beyond
Five themes at the heart of the progressive agenda will be the focus of Take Back America 2008:
- Economic Strategy for America in the Global Economy
- Green Jobs for a Sustainable Energy Future
- Quality, Affordable Health Care for All
- Out of Iraq to Real Security
- The New Social Justice Agenda
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"Progressives: Take Back America!"
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Who’s Coming to Take Back America 2008?
Dozens of progressive leaders are scheduled to appear at Take Back America 2008. They include:
Mary Beth Maxwell
Rep. Jan Schakowsky
Some of the sessions we’re developing include:
- The Crackup of Conservatism: Left on Right
- Building our Own Media
- An Economy that Works for Working People
- The Emerging New Progressive Majority
- Empowering Workers
- Global Warming: The National Security Imperative
- Green Collar Jobs: The New Green Deal
- Media Reform
- A New Social Contract
- The Politics of Health Care
- The Strategy to End the War
For up-to-the-minute details, check the "Agenda" and "Speakers" links above.
What is a Take Back America conference like? Check the "Archives" link for video, transcripts and sessions.