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Campaign for America's Future: America's Future NOW! conference, June 1-3, 2009
June 1-3, 2009--Less than five months into the Obama Administration, hundreds of progressives gathered for what is now known as the America's Future NOW! conference (formerly Take Back America).  According to a press release issued by organizers, "Progressive groups are coordinating their efforts and mobilizing independently to fight special interests standing in the way of President Obama's progressive agenda."  America's Future co-director Robert Borosage told the assembly that progressives have come a very long way, but the real struggle is just beginning.  [excerpt]  "We have a president who gets it," Borosage said.  He outlined "big stuff" to be accomplished, including health care for all, investment in education from pre-K to college, the Employee Free Choice Act and immigration reform, but warned that "the passage is not easy."

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