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RELEASE: New Booklet Highlights Ideas for the Future of the Global Progressive Movement
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RELEASE: New Booklet Highlights Ideas for the Future of the Global Progressive Movement

Contributors include Bill Clinton, Justin Trudeau, Matteo Renzi, and Helle Thorning-Schmidt.

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress, Canada 2020, and Global Progress are releasing a new booklet of essays from more than a dozen voices active in the worldwide progressive movement. Featuring contributions from former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, as well as former and current progressive office holders and thought leaders, the booklet’s essays cover the three core challenges facing the progressive movement today: economic inequality, institutional reform, and political renewal. Canada 2020 and CAP are members of Global Progress, a network of progressive think tanks and research entities aiming to advance progressive policies and leadership.

The booklet is being released in conjunction with a series of special events that Canada 2020 and CAP are hosting this week to mark Prime Minister Trudeau’s first official state visit to the United States. The prime minister will deliver remarks and participate in a discussion at a Global Progress luncheon this afternoon at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.

“From promoting middle-class growth to combating climate change and advancing inclusive politics, progressives around the world are facing similar challenges at home,” said Neera Tanden, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress. “But this booklet demonstrates that we can overcome these obstacles and work together to seek solutions that are reflective of our shared principles as progressives.”

“We are pleased to have collaborated with Global Progress on such an important collection of progressive thinking curated from around the globe,” said Tom Pitfield, President of Canada 2020. “In our 10 year history, Canada 2020 has sought to shape the marketplace of new ideas, and we are grateful to all our contributors for their thoughtful insights.”

“This booklet is a snapshot of the past eight years of the Global Progress movement and sets a road map for its future,” said Matt Browne, CAP Senior Fellow and Executive Director of Global Progress. “We are proud of the leaders who have actively participated in this international exchange of ideas and are committed to finding progressive solutions for global problems.”

The booklet, “Global Progress: New Ideas for the Future of the Progressive Movement,” includes original essays from:

  • Lodewijk Asscher, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands
  • Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • Matt Browne, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
  • Bill Clinton, Founder of the Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States
  • Sigmar Gabriel, Vice Chancellor of Germany
  • Ricardo Lagos, Former President of Chile
  • Andrew Little, Leader of the New Zealand Labour Party
  • Constance Milstein, Patron, Global Progress
  • Tom Pitfield, President, Canada 2020
  • Matteo Renzi, Prime Minister of Italy
  • Bill Shorten, Leader of the Australian Labor Party
  • Jonas Gahr Støre, Leader of the Norwegian Labour Party
  • Neera Tanden, President and CEO, Center for American Progress
  • Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Former Prime Minister of Denmark
  • Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
  • Hamdi Ulukaya, Patron, Global Progress

To download a copy of the booklet and to read all the essays, click here.

For more information from CAP, contact Tom Caiazza at [email protected] or 202.481.7141.
For more information from Canada 2020, contact Alex Paterson at [email protected] or 613.793.8234.


Canada 2020 is Canada’s leading, independent, progressive think tank. Founded in 2006, Canada 2020 produces original research, hosts events, and starts conversations about Canada’s future. Canada 2020’s goal is to build a community of progressive ideas and people that will move and shape governments. For more, visit