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How Hard to Push? Progressive Activism in the Age of Obama

When: Thursday, April 1, 2010, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Harvard Kennedy School • 79 John F. Kennedy Street • Malkin Penthouse, top floor Littauer Building • Cambridge


Were you souped when Obama won the White House, only to find yourself deflating over time? 

Health care aside, what should the left do to get the best agenda it can from a cautious administration?

 Should we raise a ruckus, or would that just play into Republican hands?


Find out April 1.


How Hard to Push?

Progressive Activism in the Age of Obama

All-star panel, with Q&A


Matthew Yglesias: blogger hailed as one of the top 20 left-of-center journalists in America

Medea Benjamin: founder of CODEPINK and Global Exchange; one of the nation's preeminent grassroots mobilizers

Adam Green: founding chair of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, a group working to elect bold progressives

Moderator: MARSHALL GANZ: lecturer in public policy at HKS, all-around organizing guru

Sponsored by the HKS Progressive Caucus

Co-sponsored by the HKS Democrats

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