Press Advisory

EVENT THURSDAY: The Path to Reclaiming Our Democracy

Washington, D.C. — Now that Democrats have reclaimed the House, join the Center for American Progress Action Fund and leading grassroots organizations for a play-by-play of the 2018 midterms and a preview of how these new faces can lead our nation forward. The new House has an opportunity to be a strong check on President Donald Trump and have built a class of newly elected officials—many of whom were voted in on the basis of rejecting corporate PAC money; demanding that politicians protect the millions of Americans living with pre-existing conditions; and representing the people instead of special interests.

This event—on Thursday, November 8—will highlight the infrastructure built by the reform coalition that empowered everyday Americans to mobilize at historic rates. It will feature discussions about key narratives that drove voters to the polls, what we can expect from the new class of elected officials, and how voters are fiercely engaged in the resistance.

Panelists will include progressive leaders from End Citizens United, Planned Parenthood, MoveOn, Emily’s List, Run for Something, Higher Heights, Latino Victory Fund, Swing Left, Indivisible, Alliance for Youth Action, and For Our Future.

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Closed-captioned-enabled video will be posted following the conclusion of the event. If you require ADA-related accommodations for your in-person attendance at this event, please email [email protected] as soon as possible so that we may assist you.


Opening remarks:

Neera Tanden, CEO, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Analysis of election results:

Ruy Teixeira, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Panel Discussion: Breaking It Down: Key Narratives

Tiffany Muller, President and Executive Director, End Citizens United
Wendi Wallace, Political Outreach Director, Planned Parenthood Action Fund
Rahna Epting, Election Program Managing Director, MoveOn
Navin Nayak, Executive Director, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Panel Discussion: The New Class of Elected Officials

Lucinda Guinn, Vice President of Campaigns, EMILY’s List
Amanda Litman, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Run for Something
Glynda C. Carr, Co-Founder, Higher Heights
Cristóbol J. Alex, Executive Director, Latino Victory Fund
Lia Parada, Director of Government Affairs, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Panel Discussion: Increasing Turnout: Voter Engagement & Mobilization

Ian Christie, Deputy Political Director, Swing Left
María Urbina, National Political Director, Indivisible
Sarah Audelo, Executive Director, Alliance for Youth Action
Justin Myers, Executive Director, For Our Future
Juanita Tolliver, Campaigns Director, Center for American Progress Action Fund


Center for American Progress Action Fund
1333 H Street, N.W.
10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005


Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 12:00 noon

For more information or to speak with an expert, contact Allison Preiss at [email protected] or 202.478.6331.