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Simon Rosenberg on Fox News: President Obama and Faith

Today Simon discussed the new poll conducted by the Pew Research Center, which shows an increase since March, 2009 in the misunderstanding of President Obama's religion. Check out his appearance.

Alicia Menendez on The O'Reilly Factor: "Ground Zero Mosque" Controversy

Last night Alicia went on The O'Reilly Factor to discuss the President's response to the "Ground Zero Mosque" controversy.  Alicia reminds us that this debate is more nuanced than the current discussion will acknowledge...and through it all she doesn't fall off her chair.  Check it out.


3 NDN Events Next Week - US-Latin America Relations, Clean Energy, New Electorate

Next week will be a great week at NDN, and I encourage you to join us if possible.  We have three back to back events beginning on Monday at 2:00 pm with Assistant Secretary Arturo Valenzuela.  On Tuesday we will be hosting a panel of clean energy experts discussing innovative steps toward a clean energy economy.  We will wrap-up our events for the week on Wednesday with an unveiling of new research and analysis by NDN/NPI Fellows Morley Winograd and Mike Hais.

For more information on our three upcoming events, all at NDN's offices on 15th Street in Washington, please read below.  We hope to see you next week!

Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Arturo Valenzuela to Speak on US-Latin American Relations.
June 28, 2:00 pm.
Speakers: Arturo Valenzuela and Nelson Cunningham

Accelerating the Clean Energy Economy: Key Pathways, Policies, and Pitfalls.
June 29, 12:00 pm. Lunch will be served.
Speakers: Professor Dan Kammen, Aimee Christensen, Dr. Robert Shapiro, Michael Moynihan and Dan Carol.

A Continued Look at the Changing Coalitions of the 21st Century Electorate.
June 30, 12:00 pm.  Lunch will be served.
Speakers: Michael Hais and Morley Winograd.

Invite: Join NDN Tue 6/22 for a Presentation by Simon Rosenberg - "The Dawn of a New Politics"

I hope you will be able to attend "The Dawn of a New Politics" on Tuesday, June 22. Using a highly-produced presentation, Simon will explain what America needs to do to make the coming century as successful for America and its people as the one just past. Simon will touch the impact of new rising powers in the world, structural changes in the American economy, the manner in which evolving technology and media are changing American society, and profound changes in America's demographics - the American people themselves.

The event will be held at NDN. Lunch will be served at 12 noon and the presentation will begin promptly at 12:15 pm. To attend the event in person, please RSVP here. To watch the event online, please follow this link to our live webcast.

The following are recent essays from Simon related to the subject of his presentation:

Keeping the Focus on the Struggle of Everyday People: 2010 Edition, January 26, 2010, Cross posted on NDN.org and The Huffington Post.
The third in a series of memos NDN has released around the theme of "keeping the focus on the struggle of everyday people," this memo is updated to take in account recent developments and includes an appendix with additional data and charts.

Crafting an American Response to the Rise of the Rest, January 21, 2010, Cross posted on NDN.org and Salon.com.
Simon argues that the second generation Obama narrative must be a strategic response to the most significant transformation taking place in the world today, the rise of new global economic powers, or what Fareed Zakaria has called the “rise of the rest.”

Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century, July 24, 2009, Demos.
An essay that ran as part of a leading British think tank's series of essays on the future of center-left politics.

The 50 Year Strategy, November/December 2007, Mother Jones.
Simon and Peter Leyden offer a landmark vision for how progressives can win and prosper for 50 years.

Alicia on Fox & Friends with Steven Crowder.

Check out this clip of Alicia yesterday on Fox & Friends discussing the role of government intervention with the BP oil spill.  Once again, Alicia is able to turn what was forumlated to be a hyper-partisan debate, into a civilized exchange and real conversation.  Go Alicia!


Alicia Menendez appears on The Dylan Ratigan Show

Watch Alicia Menendez hit the nail on the head while appearing on MSNBC yesterday. 


June 17 - Simon Rosenberg to Speak at the National Journal Policy Summit

NDN's Simon Rosenberg will be participating as a panelist at the National Journal Policy Summit on "The Changing U.S. Demographics and the Domestic Agenda" on June 17th.

According to the U.S. census, the current generation entering the workforce is one of the largest and most diverse, with two fifths being African American, Hispanic or other racial minorities.  This panel will discuss how these changing demographics and current generational shifts may shift America's future, including opportunities for advancement in education and the workplace.

Click here to RSVP.

Ronald Brownstein, Atlantic Media Political Director

Simon Rosenberg, President of NDN
Amy Wilkins, Vice President of Government Affairs and Communications, The Education Trust
Bill Frey, Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings

Thursday, June 17, 2010
8:00AM Registration
8:30 – 10:30AM Program
Knight Broadcast Studio
555 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC


Simon on CNBC Discussing if BP Should be Taxed for Oil Spill

Check out Simon's appearance today on CNBC.


NDN's Alicia Menendez on CNBC re: Political Fallout of BP Oil Spill

Today Alicia Menendez appeared on CNBC's The Call,” with Larry Kudlow.  Their discussion focused on the President's response to the BP Oil Spill, and what can be done regarding any political implications.

Simon Rosenberg to Speak at CAF's America's Future Now! Conference.

On Tuesday, June 8th, Campaign for America's Future will host NDN President Simon Rosenberg, and former DNC Chairman Howard Dean for a plenary presentation on the issues surrounding the 2010 mid-term elections. Simon will offer his thoughts on the issues at stake in the mid-terms and the join Governor Dean for a moderated Q&A session.

If you are interetested in attending the America's Future Now! Conference, please visit their website for agenda and registration information.  Below check out a little preview of Simon's talk, a video produced by CAF and running now on their site.

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