Center for American Progress

EVENT ADVISORY: Rising Progressive Stars to be Featured at the Center for American Progress 2019 Ideas Conference
Press Advisory

EVENT ADVISORY: Rising Progressive Stars to be Featured at the Center for American Progress 2019 Ideas Conference

Washington, D.C. — In the 2018 midterm elections, the American people made it clear that they support bold, progressive ideas and diverse new leadership to better represent all Americans at the highest levels of U.S. government, rejecting those who sought to advance division and greed.

New, strong leaders are now in Congress and statehouses across the country. Policymakers are already working on legislation on issues as varied as political reform, health care, voting rights, and economic opportunity—all of which took center stage in the 2018 election cycle—in order to implement a strong, progressive legislative agenda.

For 16 years, the Center for American Progress has served as an engine for the progressive movement, generating bold policy solutions to problems at home and abroad. For the 2019 CAP Ideas Conference, we’re bringing together the leaders of tomorrow to discuss how to solve today’s problems—the new leaders America has chosen to champion its values in this new era.

Additional speakers and details will be announced in the weeks ahead. The most up-to-date list of speakers can be found at

Join us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with the hashtag #CAPIdeas.


Confirmed speakers (in alphabetical order):
Stacey Abrams, Founder, Fair Fight Action
Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS)
Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)
Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles, California
Darrick Hamilton, Executive Director, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity; Professor, John Glenn College of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)
Former Mayor Mitch Landrieu, New Orleans, Louisiana
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA)
Betsey Stevenson, former member, White House Council of Economic Advisers; Associate Professor of Economics, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
Tom Steyer, founder, NextGen America
Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT)


Center for American Progress 2019 Ideas Conference


Wednesday, May 22, 2019
9:00 a.m. EST


Renaissance Hotel
999 9th Street NW
Washington, D.C., 20001


This event is open to invited media only and space is limited. To request credentials, contact Sam Hananel at [email protected] or 202.478.6327.