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Section Vice Chair John Podesta Starts New "Progressive" Think Tank


Former Clinton White House Chief of Staff and current Section Vice Chair John D. Podesta has announced the opening of the Center for American Progress, a nonpartisan research and educational institute that he has founded in Washington, D. C. The Center, which Podesta serves as President and CEO, aims to develop a long-term vision of a "progressive" America, provide a forum for generation of progressive ideas and policy proposals, respond and offer alternatives to conservative proposals and rhetoric, and communicate progressive messages to the American public.

Immediate Past Section Chair Mark D. Agrast, until recently Counsel and Legislative Director for Rep. William Delahunt (D-MA), has left the Hill after 11 years in various congressional staff positions to become the Center's Senior Vice President for Domestic Policy.