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Van Jones, Paul Begala, and Samatha Power to Speak at #CPNC 2010

We've announced more of the great speakers who will be at the Campus Progress National Conference on July 7 in DC!

Van Jones is a leader in the clean energy movement. He is co-founder of three successful organizations — the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change and Green For All — and a former White House advisor to President Obama.

Samantha Power is Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights at the National Security Council in the White House. She was the founding executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School. She won the Pulitzer Prize for her book, A Problem From Hell, a study of U.S. policy and genocide.

Paul Begala was a key strategist for Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign for the presidency and a senior White House adviser in the Clinton Administration. He is presently Research Professor of Public Policy at Georgetown University and has been for years a leading commentator on CNN.

Other confirmed speakers include: Jamal Simmons, also a CNN commentator and a top political strategist; Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter, the Obama Administration's point person on higher education; Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr., President of the Hip Hop Caucus; feminist organizer Shelby Knox; Wonkette editor Ken Layne; and Chris Hayes, Washington editor of The Nation magazine.

All these speakers are fighting for progress. We know you are too. Apply to our conference now at http://www.campusprogress.org/applytocpnc.

Sara is a Communications and Outreach Associate at Campus Progress.

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