THE DRIVING FORCE FOR CHANGE
The Congressional Progressive Caucus Center (CPCC) is an outside entity that will leverage the power of the Congressional Progressive Caucus by creating critically needed infrastructure within the progressive community.
The Center will be the bridge that links the CPC with progressive stakeholders and will provide cutting edge policy analysis and message guidance to the broader progressive community to help drive progressive ideas and reforms into the public debate.
Congress’ priorities must be informed by a direct connection to the people who have elected their representatives to office.
By working with outside partners - advocacy groups, labor unions, and think tanks - we will provide resources outlining the interests of the American people. The CPCC will convene different progressive stakeholders to advance cutting-edge, independent policy analysis and most importantly, work to realize the enactment of progressive policies - which are overwhelmingly supported by the American people.
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Progressive Caucus Launches Center for Policy Development, Outreach
The Congressional Progressive Caucus on Tuesday announced the launch of a center that will coordinate progressive policy development, messaging and outreach inside and outside Congress.
The center is not yet fully operational, but it starts off with a board of directors that has spent the past four and a half months raising money to fund staff for next year.
Congressional progressives get their own center
The Congressional Progressive Caucus unveiled a new policy center Tuesday, aiming to strengthen the already largest bloc of House Democrats in anticipation of the House majority flipping after the midterms.
With 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) components, the center -- which is named the Congressional Progressive Caucus Center -- will work to align messaging and policy initiatives between progressive outside groups and progressive members of Congress — a strategy that those on the left say will help leverage their power next year.
A blue wave next month could be the start of a progressive sea change
THE WASHINGTON POST
“Only in the darkness can you see the stars,” the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. taught us. Now, even in the bleak night of Brett M. Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, there are stars that offer hope. If Democrats take back the House in next month’s elections, the Congressional Progressive Caucus — already one of the largest and most diverse values-based caucus in the Congress — will make certain it won’t be business as usual. The CPC will have the leaders, even greater numbers, a compelling reform agenda and increasing institutional muscle to drive the debate — while exposing the corrosive corruption that pervades every corner of the Trump administration.
Progressives poised to shape agenda if Dems take back House
Move over, House Freedom Caucus. Progressive lawmakers are poised to play a pivotal role in the next Congress if Democrats take back the House in November.
That’s because a dozen members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) are in line to chair congressional committees, which would give the left-leaning group immense power to influence the chamber’s legislative agenda and strengthen their hand as chief antagonists to President Trump.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus Center seeks an Executive Director to lead the Center, guiding overall communications, fundraising and outreach strategy, and managing the organization’s day-to-day operations.
The Executive Director will work in partnership with the Center’s Board and Executive Committee to develop policy priorities and raise the annual budget. Additionally, s/he will develop initiatives including the annual summit and the Fellows program.