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John Podesta

Founder and Chair of the Board of Directors

John Podesta is the founder and chair of the Board of Directors for the Center for American Progress. Podesta served as counselor to President Barack Obama, where he was responsible for coordinating the administration’s climate policy and initiatives. In 2008, he served as co-chair of President Obama’s transition team. He was a member of the U.N. Secretary General’s High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Podesta previously served as White House chief of staff to President William J. Clinton. He chaired Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president in 2016.

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A green salvo to counter Putin’s war in Ukraine In the News

A green salvo to counter Putin’s war in Ukraine

John Podesta and Julian Popov discuss why—and how—the European Union and United States must transition to a clean energy economy in order to cut off funding to Russia via fossil fuels.

Julian Popov, John Podesta

The country needs the House’s oversight now more than ever In the News

The country needs the House’s oversight now more than ever

With the close of the impeachment trial, John Podesta makes the case that House Democrats must continue to shed light on President Donald Trump's corruption and deter further damage to U.S. democratic institutions.

John Podesta

Trump’s chilling contempt for future generations In the News

Trump’s chilling contempt for future generations

John Podesta writes that the Trump administration's attack on U.S. national monuments would cause damage to cultural artifacts and to the local economies that depend on protected public lands.

John Podesta

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