Generation Progress

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Generation Progress
Formation 2005
Headquarters Washington, D.C
Methods Activism, journalism, policy research and advocacy
Parent organization
Center for American Progress
Slogan "Generation Progress educates, engages, & mobilizes a new generation of young progressives"
Mission "To promote progressive solutions to key political and social challenges"[1]
Formerly called
Campus Progress

Generation Progress, launched as Campus Progress in February 2005 and renamed Generation Progress in July 2013,[2] is an American non-profit advocacy group that promotes progressive political and social policy through support for student activists and journalists on college campuses in the United States.[3] Generation Progress is the youth engagement arm of the liberal think tank Center for American Progress.[4]


Generation Progress has programs in journalism, activism and events. The organization lobbies Congress and state governments, produces media content, and conducts trainings. Generation Progress has worked on national issue campaigns aimed at curbing rising student debt.[5]

From its founding in 2004 until January 2012, Generation Progress was led by David Halperin,[6] former White House speechwriter to President Clinton.

A partner organization of Generation Progress, Generation Progress Action, engages in advocacy, coalition, and media work on a variety of policy issues; engages in grassroots issue campaigns; and trains young people in media, policy, writing, and grassroots organizing.


Generation Progress has organized alternative spring breaks. In 2008, those programs addressed climate change, the death penalty, and the war in Iraq.[7] Generation Progress events have included discussions on HIV/AIDS, the war in Iraq,[8] and climate change.

The organization held it first annual national conference in Washington D.C. in July 2005. The event featured President Bill Clinton and Rep. John Lewis.[9][10] Subsequent national conferences have featured Barack Obama, Tammy Baldwin, Samantha Power, Majora Carter, Rev. James Forbes, Nancy Pelosi, Russ Feingold, Keith Ellison, Tom Daschle, Ralph Nader, Seymour Hersh, and rapper Fat Joe.[11][12]

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  1. ^ "Who We Are & What We Do". Generation Progress. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Glueck, Katie (July 15, 2013). "Center for American Progress to unveil ‘Generation Progress’". Politico. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Lichtblau, Eric (January 14, 2012). "Romney Offers Praise for a Donor’s Business". New York Times. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  4. ^ Rucker, Philip (June 19, 2014). "Sen. Elizabeth Warren to headline summit of young progressives". Washington Post. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  5. ^ Stratford, Michael (March 7, 2014). "Progressive Push on Debt". Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "David Halperin". Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Harvard University. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  7. ^ Castaneda, Adrian (March 23, 2008). "Alternative Spring Break". Santa Barbara Independent. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  8. ^ Ferrara, Leigh (March 14, 2007). "Center for American Progress' Campus Progress Launches New Iraq Campaign and Film Project". Mother Jones. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  9. ^ Faler, Brian (July 14, 2005). "Clinton and Other Democratic Leaders Urge Young Liberals to Get Involved". Washington Post. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  10. ^ Graham-Felsen, Sam (July 19, 2005). "Generation Next". The Nation. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  11. ^ Powers, Elia (July 13, 2006). "Organizing the Campus Left". Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  12. ^ Matthews, Ashley (June 29, 2007). "Pelosi Draws Cheers at Conference of Liberal College Students". Kansas City Infozine. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 

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