Take Back America 2008 Sessions

Session Grid

Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Time Session Name Track Location Attending?
4:15 PM
Ends: 5:15 PM
A Review of Latino and African American Politics and the Impact in the 2008 Election
The session will review the political landscape of both communities in terms of minority-majority cities and state and federal districts, and analyze the prospects for electoral...

Self-Organizing Session Room One Log in
3:15 PM
Ends: 4:30 PM
Advanced Campaign Planning 201: Practice, Plan and Learn
This session will offer more detailed information about budgeting and targeting, and will provide an opportunity for participants to apply what they’ve learned through mo...

Progressive Majority Training Track Log in
1:45 PM
Ends: 3:00 PM
Advanced Fundraising 201: Practice your Pitches, Plans and More
This session is a follow-up to Voter Contact 101, and will provide an opportunity for participants to take the skills they learned to role-play and create their own mail, phone,...

Progressive Majority Training Track Log in
10:30 AM
Ends: 11:45 AM
Advanced Progressive Values 201: Voicing Your Values to Persuade Voters
The purpose of this workshop is to explain how to use progressive values to persuade voters that you share their values and that you are on their side.

Progressive Majority Training Track Log in
1:45 PM
Ends: 3:00 PM
Arguing our Case: Pros and Cons


Diplomat Log in
10:30 AM
Ends: 11:45 AM
Blog Power: 2008 and Beyond
Session Photos Session Videos


Empire Log in
11:45 AM
Ends: 12:00 PM
Book Signing
David Cole, Less Safe, Less Free: Why America Is Losing the War on Terror Bracken Hendricks, Apollo's Fire: Igniting America's Clean Energy Economy

Book Signing Log in
1:30 PM
Ends: 1:45 PM
Book Signing
Larry Korb, Reshaping America's Military: Four Alternatives Jared Bernstein, Crunch: If the Economy's Doing So Well, Why Do I Feel So Squeezed? Robert Pollin, A Measure of...

Book Signing Ambassador Log in
3:00 PM
Ends: 3:15 PM
Book Signing
Drew Westen, The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation Bernie Horn, Framing the Future: How Progressive Values Can Win Elections and Influen...

Book Ambassador Log in
4:15 PM
Ends: 5:15 PM
Buiding a Youth Coalition
2008 is the first year in which the Millennial generation has asserted its powerful voice. The youth vote, of those aged 18 to 30, has already played a huge role in the 2008 ele...

Self-Organizing Session Room Two Log in
10:30 AM
Ends: 11:45 AM
Building Political Power from the Ground Up


Blue Room Log in
1:45 PM
Ends: 3:00 PM
Challenging the Second Gilded Age
Session Photos


Diplomat Log in
10:30 AM
Ends: 11:30 AM
Change the Conversation
It's not about the candidate it's about us!

Self-Organizing Session Room Two Log in
9:30 PM
Ends: 12:00 AM
Come Party with CREDO Mobile and George W. Bush
If we’re going to take back America, we’ll need to take time to laugh along the way. Close out your day with a drink and a few laughs courtesy of George W. Bush...

Palladian Log in
3:00 PM
Ends: 4:00 PM
Consensus and Organizing Tent City Protests - Summer 2008
Food Not Bombs co-founder and developer of Formal Consensus, C.T. Butler, will host a workshop on the use of Formal Consensus in organizing this summer's tent city protests agai...

Self-Organizing Session Room One Log in
1:45 PM
Ends: 2:45 PM
Election Protection 2008
Experts on election fraud will discuss practical ways to insure that every voter that comes to the polls in November gets to vote, and that their votes are properly counted. In ...

Self-Organizing Session Room One Log in
1:45 PM
Ends: 3:00 PM
Empowering Workers: Progressive Imperative


Empire Log in
1:45 PM
Ends: 3:00 PM
Finding Support, Seizing Opportunities and Addressing Challenges in Underserved Communities
This session will provide a forum for candidates and elected officials to share information, insights and stories about their experiences and perspectives as candidates or offic...

Progressive Majority Training Track Log in
7:00 PM
Ends: 9:00 PM
Gala Awards Dinner
Master of Ceremonies: Kathleen Turner Honorees: Van Jones and Majora Carter Paul Wellstone Citizen Leadership Award Presented by Jerome Ringo The Honorable Jan Sc...

Regency Log in
1:45 PM
Ends: 3:00 PM
Healthcare: Building a Coalition to Win
Session Photos Session Videos


Hampton Log in
7:30 AM
Ends: 8:30 AM
How Valuable Are Your Sexuality and Your Sexual Free Speech?
You must be 18 or over to attend this session. Enjoy a little spicy intercourse (conversation) with your breakfast croissant at this early morning session. Along with a provoc...

Self-Organizing Session Room One Log in
10:30 AM
Ends: 11:45 AM
Immigrants and the Soul of America


Hampton Log in
3:15 PM
Ends: 4:30 PM
Imperial Sorrows: The Domestic Costs of Policing the Globe


Diplomat Log in
3:15 PM
Ends: 4:30 PM
Managing Conflicts: Understanding How Healthy Conflict-Resolution Methods Can Advance Your Campaign
The goal of this workshop is to understand how people resolve conflicts in different ways and using that knowledge to build a strong campaign team.

Progressive Majority Training Track Log in
4:30 PM
Ends: 5:00 PM
Meet the Authors Coffee Break
Featuring CAF Authors: Rick Perlstein, Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus David Sirota, Hostile Takeover: How Big Money and Corr...

Ambassador Log in
1:45 PM
Ends: 2:45 PM
Mobile Activism
Join CREDO Mobile and a group of successful practitioners for a discussion of the new frontier in progressive activism: the mobile phone. Find out how a variety of organizations...

Self-Organizing Session Room Two Log in
10:30 AM
Ends: 11:45 AM
Moving and Managing your Message: Enhancing Media Opportunities
This session will cover the basics elements of a strategic media communications plan, including message development and management and understanding media tools (from newspaper ...

Progressive Majority Training Track Log in
3:15 PM
Ends: 4:30 PM
New Media, New Motion: New Avenues for Activism
Session Photos


Blue Room Log in
3:15 PM
Ends: 4:30 PM
Online Communications: Using the Internet to Recruit and Communicate with Voters, Donors and the Press
This session will cover the basics of using the Internet (including blogs) as a campaign tool to communicate, educate, raise funds, organize, mobilize voters and network with ne...

Progressive Majority Training Track Log in
8:30 AM
Ends: 9:45 AM
Progressive Movement in a Democratic Era: The Lessons of King and the Civil Rights Movement
Session Photos Session Videos


Plenary Session Regency Log in
1:45 PM
Ends: 3:00 PM
Race Matters: Progressive Transformation in the 21st Century


Palladian Log in
10:30 AM
Ends: 11:45 AM
Relationship Building: Getting Endorsements and Support from Progressive Organizations and Constituency Groups
This session will cover strategies for reaching out to progressive communities (e.g. labor, reproductive choice, environmental, GLBT, etc.), garnering key endorsements and maxim...

Progressive Majority Training Track Log in
10:30 AM
Ends: 11:30 AM
Speaking American About Our Issues
Communicating successfully with mainstream Americans about progressive issues is our biggest challenge. We need to use language that can evoke the ideal American values we too s...

Self-Organizing Session Room One Log in
3:15 PM
Ends: 4:30 PM
The Courts: Your Constitutional Rights in Jeopardy


Empire Log in
10:30 AM
Ends: 11:45 AM
The Emerging New Progressive Majority


Blue room Log in
3:15 PM
Ends: 4:30 PM
The Housing Bust: Causes, Cures, and Impact on the Whole Economy
Session Photos Session Videos


Hampton Log in
12:00 PM
Ends: 1:30 PM
The New Green Deal
Session Photos Session Videos


Luncheon Regency Log in
10:30 AM
Ends: 11:45 AM
The Republic against the Rogue Presidency


Palladian Log in
3:00 PM
Ends: 4:00 PM
Turning A Red State Blue
From core values to being part of the 50 state strategy ... participants will learn what it takes to turn a red state blue ... and leave with tools to make it happen

Self-Organizing Session Room Two Log in
7:30 AM
Ends: 8:30 AM
Volunteers Gone Wild! House Party Activism and Member-Driven Events
Discuss best practices in developing and deploying a house party strategy for fundraising, listbuilding, member engagement, and media cultivation.

Self-Organizing Session Room Two Log in
1:45 PM
Ends: 3:00 PM
Voter Contact 101: Connecting with Voters, Part I
This session will cover the basics of connecting with voters by mail, phone, Internet and in the Field

Progressive Majority Training Track Log in

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