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The American Idea: A More Perfect Union

CAP Conference Sought to Define a Progressive Vision for America

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The Center for American Progress recently held a conference on "The American Idea: A More Perfect Union." The conference sought to define a progressive vision for America by examining the core American ideas and values that have catalyzed progress and innovation in our country.

The following video features conference speakers, including Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, attendees, and CAP fellows answering the question: "What is the American idea?"

(mp4, YouTube)

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Print: Katie Peters (economy, education, poverty, Half in Ten Education Fund)
202.741.6285 or kpeters@americanprogress.org

Print: Anne Shoup (foreign policy and national security, energy, LGBT issues, health care, gun-violence prevention)
202.481.7146 or ashoup@americanprogress.org

Print: Crystal Patterson (immigration)
202.478.6350 or cpatterson@americanprogress.org

Print: Madeline Meth (women's issues, Legal Progress, higher education)
202.741.6277 or mmeth@americanprogress.org

Spanish-language and ethnic media: Tanya Arditi
202.741.6258 or tarditi@americanprogress.org

TV: Lindsay Hamilton
202.483.2675 or lhamilton@americanprogress.org

Radio: Chelsea Kiene
202.478.5328 or ckiene@americanprogress.org