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Commentary :: Human Rights
BTL:Progressive Activists Gather to Strategize and...
12 Jun 2005
...Build Independent Political Infrastructure in Washington ~ Interview with Robert Borosage, co-founder of Campaign for America's Future, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Progressive Activists Gather to Strategize and Build Independent Political Infrastructure in Washington

Interview with Robert Borosage, co-founder of Campaign for America's Future, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

Since suffering significant losses in the 2004 presidential election, progressive activists have been assessing their strengths and weaknesses and re-considering strategies needed to build a movement that can effectively promote peace and social justice in the national debate and at the ballot box.

Over 2,000 progressive political activists, academics and commentators recently gathered in Washington, D.C. for the "Take Back America" conference sponsored by the Campaign for America's Future. The conference, convened in early June, featured dozens of issue workshops and speeches from the likes of Democratic party Chairman Howard Dean, National Organization for Women President Kim Gandy, AFL-CIO President John Sweeney and public television's Bill Moyers.

Organizers of the conference hoped the gathering would be a "...catalyst for building the infrastructure needed to ensure the voice of the progressive majority is heard." Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with veteran political organizer Robert Borosage, co-founder of the Campaign for America's Future. Borosage talks about the political priorities discussed at the "Take Back America" conference, the largest gathering of progressives since the 2004 presidential election.

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