For the past 15 years, the Center for American Progress has served as a creative engine for introducing bold solutions that advance progressive values on nearly every possible front. In the past year alone, we have defended the Affordable Care Act; outlined policies to create workplaces that support women and families; discussed the impact of race across a wide range of issue areas; and helped drive opposition to President Donald Trump’s tax plan.
At CAP, we believe that ideas are the heart of all progressive change, but we also know that ideas aren’t enough. It takes grassroots advocacy and real leadership supporting those ideas to create true progressive change.
As we celebrate our 15th year of big ideas, CAP is bringing together elected officials, policy experts, cultural influencers, and grassroots activists at the 2018 CAP Ideas Conference, where we will explore and unveil new ideas that can make America a place for every single one of us to thrive.
` SEN. CORY BOOKER | (D-NJ) SEN. SHERROD BROWN | (D-OH) JULIÁN CASTRO | Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO | New York, NY RYAN DEITSCH | Activist and Student, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School SEN. KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND | (D-NY) FATIMA GOSS GRAVES | President and CEO, National Women’s Law Center GOV. JAY INSLEE | (D-WA) SEN. DOUG JONES | (D-AL) REP. JOSEPH KENNEDY III | (D-MA) SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR | (D-MN) PAUL KRUGMAN | Economist, Nobel laureate MARIA TERESA KUMAR | President and CEO, Voto Latino REP. TED LIEU | (D-CA) SARAH MCBRIDE | Author and National Press Secretary, Human Rights Campaign SEN. CHRIS MURPHY | (D-CT) GOV. PHIL MURPHY | (D-NJ) DEJUAN PATTERSON | Founding Partner/CEO, The BeMore Group CECILE RICHARDS | President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America SEN. BERNIE SANDERS | (I-VT) REP. TERRI SEWELL | (D-AL) SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN | (D-MA) SALLY YATES | Former acting U.S. Attorney General