Please join the Italian American Democratic Leadership Council on Thursday, September 29 at 4 p.m. EST for a conference call:
Inside Washington Update with John Podesta, Chair and Counselor of the Center for American Progress Action Fund , and former White House Chief of Staff for President Bill Clinton
And Updates on Italian American Democrats in 2012 Congressional Races
If you would like to join the call, please RSVP to IADemocrats@gmail.com with the subject line "Podesta Call" to receive the call-in information. Please include your full name and organization with your RSVP.
WHAT: A Conference Call with John Podesta, Chair and Counselor of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, and former White House Chief of Staff for President Bill Clinton
WHEN: Thursday, September 29, 2011
Start Time: 4:00 p.m. EST (Please dial in 3 minutes before the start time)
NOTE: Please note that this call is off-the-record and is not for press purposes
Chair and Counselor
John Podesta is Chair and Counselor of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, and President and CEO of its sister organization, the Center for American Progress. Under his leadership, American Progress has become a notable leader in the development of and advocacy for progressive policy.
Prior to founding American Progress in 2003, Podesta served as White House Chief of Staff to President William J. Clinton. He served in the president's cabinet and as a principal on the National Security Council. While in the White House, he also served as both an assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff, as well as staff secretary and a senior policy advisor on government information, privacy, telecommunications security, and regulatory policy.
Most recently, Podesta served as co-chair of President Obama's transition, where he coordinated the priorities of the incoming administration's agenda, oversaw the development of its policies, and spearheaded its appointments of major cabinet secretaries and political appointees.
Additionally, Podesta has held numerous positions on Capitol Hill, including counselor to Democratic Leader Senator Thomas A. Daschle (1995-1996); chief counsel for the Senate Agriculture Committee (1987-1988); and chief minority counsel for the Senate Judiciary Subcommittees on Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks; Security and Terrorism; and Regulatory Reform (1981-1987).
A Chicago native, Podesta is a graduate of Knox College and the Georgetown University Law Center, where he is currently a visiting professor of law. He also authored The Power of Progress: How America's Progressives Can (Once Again) Save Our Economy, Our Climate and Our Country.
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