President and CEO of the Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund
Neera Tanden is the President and CEO of the Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. In passionate, visionary talks, she shares her profound knowledge of the key issues facing America today and what we can do to ensure a prosperous, just, and compassionate future for all. “While our country might feel more divided than ever,” she says, “I believe the values we share are still far stronger than the differences that threaten to pull us apart.”
Neera Tanden is the President and CEO of the Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Before joining CAP and CAP Action, she worked as a key member of the health reform team of former President Barack Obama, where she helped to develop and pass the Affordable Care Act. She also managed all domestic policy initiatives during Obama’s first presidential campaign and has served in several leadership roles for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. At CAP and CAP Action, Tanden is focused on building the grassroots opposition to Donald Trump’s agenda, and on developing an alternative agenda that will expand opportunity for all Americans.
Tanden has appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press, ABC’s This Week, CBS’ Face the Nation, PBS’ NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, MSNBC, CNN, and Fox. Most recently, she was named to Elle magazine’s “Women in Washington Power List” and Politico’s “Politico 50,” an annual list of the top thinkers, doers, and visionaries in American politics. She has also been included in National Journal’s “Washington’s Most Influential Women,” Washingtonian magazine’s “Most Powerful Women in Washington,” and Fortune’s “Most Powerful Women in Politics.”
Progress for All: A New and Lasting Vision for America
America is deep into one of the most complicated—and divisive—periods in its history. The media is churning out new stories every second of every day. And everyone on the entire planet seems to have an opinion. How can we parse this information overload? Where do we turn for an unbiased, thoughtful reflection on what’s happening right now, and what’s still to come?
Neera Tanden is the President and CEO of the Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Her electric, no-holds-barred talks pinpoint the key issues facing the America people and American businesses right now, and outline exactly what we need to do to make people’s lives better. From the economy to health care to job creation to equality, social justice, and political reform, Neera shares a mix of hard data and personal stories from her work on the ground to present a levelheaded, optimistic viewpoint on the future of this great nation.
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