2008 Campus Progress National Conference - Press
Press about the 2008 Campus Progress National Conference
“Broader Youth Involvement Urged” Michael Birnbaum, The Washington Post, July 9, 2008
[Policy and Advocacy Manager Erica] Williams spoke alongside former senator John Edwards (D-N.C.) yesterday to more than 1,000 participants at the Campus Progress National Conference at the Omni Shoreham hotel in Northwest Washington.
“I think [youth vote turnout] is going to be huge,” she said. “The question is going to be, who is that youth?”
“Supporting Roles: Ryan Gosling as Darfur Activist and Humble Star” Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts, The Washington Post, July 9, 2008
" How to avoid being a pompous celebrity activist type? Follow the lead of Ryan Gosling. Headlining a panel here yesterday with the title of "Confronting Genocide and Mass Atrocities," the young Oscar nominee took an abashed, self-deprecating approach.
The 27-year-old Gosling was Hollywood’s rep to this year’s Campus Progress National Conference, a confab of about 300 lefty college activists at the Omni Shoreham. His topic: Darfur."
“Edwards Channels Obama” Whitney McFerron, Politico, July 9, 2008
“The voices of a generation must join together for a great call for change,” [John] Edwards said at the event, which drew about 1,000 college students and young adults from around the country. “And that next battle to right our country’s great injustices must be led by you.”
“Analyzing the Youth Vote” James Heggen, Inside Higher Ed, July 9, 2008
Will students turn out to vote this fall? Many experts at a Washington gathering Tuesday predicted that they would — although some said public attention to the issue so far has been oversimplified. The meeting took place at the national conference of Campus Progress, a left-leaning organization, but the discussion included some conservatives.
July 7, 2008
Winners Announced for 2008 Campus Progress Awards in Student Activism, Advocacy, and Journalism
July 7, 2008
Youth Politics Panel to Rouse Interest at 2008 National Conference
July 2, 2008
Human Rights to be Highlighted at 2008 National Conference
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