For Immediate Release
In Search of Progressive America
WASHINGTON - Recent survey research confirms that majorities of voters agree with
policies historically labeled as progressive or liberal: increasing the
minimum wage; providing high-quality, affordable health insurance for
every American; making it easier for workers to join unions;
transforming our energy production and consumption patterns; and using
diplomacy and a mix of American powers to combat terrorism. But as a
conservative presidential administration exits, how can progressives
step into the breach?
In Search of Progressive America presents ten essays by
journalists, academics, and government insiders that address the
current state of promise and debate within the Left in U.S. politics.
The political atmosphere that confronts progressives still poses
challenges, and the authors propose thoughtful ways to create a new
political order by building an inclusive, durable coalition.
Please join the Center for American Progress for a lively discussion
around the topics in this book with editor Michael Kazin and
contributors Ezra Klein and Karen Kornbluh.
Copies of In Search of Progressive America will be available for purchase.
Michael Kazin, editor, In Search of Progressive America
Ezra Klein, Associate Editor, The American Prospect; contributor, In Search of Progressive America
Karen Kornbluh, former policy director for U.S. Senator Barack Obama; contributor, In Search of Progressive America
Moderated by: John Halpin, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
A light lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.