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EVENT ADVISORY: The Obama Coalition in 2012 and Beyond

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Contact: Laura Pereyra
Phone: 202.741.6258

December 4, 2012, 12:00pm – 1:30pm

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Washington, D.C. — In the aftermath of the presidential election, much has been said on how President Obama got to the 270 electoral votes needed for his reelection. In 2011 and 2012, the Center for American Progress’ Ruy Teixeira and John Halpin correctly predicted that two large forces would determine the outcome of the election: the objective reality and voter perception of the economy in key battleground states and the shifting demographic balance of the American electorate. In the end, with growing concern about the economy, the rising electorate of communities of color, the Millennial generation, professionals, single women and secular voters once again came together to push President Obama to victory.

But what happens now? Can this coalition be sustained beyond every four years? What can both sides of the aisle learn from the how and why of voter turnout? And what policy agenda will this new coalition push forward? Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion looking back on what happened on November 6, and looking forward to 2013.

WHEN: Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Welcoming Remarks
Ruy Teixeira, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Remarks :
Jeremy Bird, Former National Deputy Director, Organizing for America

Anna Greenberg, Senior Vice President, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research
Chanelle Hardy, Senior Vice President for Policy and Executive Director, National Urban League
Mee Moua, President and Executive Director, Asian American Justice Center
Clarissa Martinez De Castro, Director, Immigration and National Campaigns, National Council of La Raza

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Space is extremely limited. RSVP to attend is required.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and not guaranteed.

A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.

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