The 2012 Campus Progress National Conference was held July 25th and 26th in Washington, DC. CPNC12 began with a full-day training on July 25th at the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC for over 100 participants. Each participant gained skills in journalism and advocacy to advance progressive values.
On July 26th over 1,000 young people heard inspiring speeches, panels, performances, and interactive discussions with leading public officials, experts, activists, journalists, and artists. Participants connected with remarkable activists from around the country and discussed the critical challenges our generation faces. They engaged with experts to develop the ideas, networks, and innovative programs that will help us overcome obstacles and create a more progressive America.
- The Honorable Hilda Solis, United States Secretary of Labor
- Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D—California)
- Senator Dick Durbin, (D—Illinois)
- Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, (D—Florida)
- Jack Lew, White House Chief of Staff
- José Antonio Vargas, Founder, Define American
- Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO
- Mrs. Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress
- Mr. John Podesta, Chair & Counselor, Center for American Progress
- Mrs. Anne Johnson, Director, Campus Progress
- Zach Wahls, Activist & YouTube Star
You can view photos on our Facebook album.