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February 14, 2008

Feb 21: Bernie Horn at DCDL


Join us February 21, 6:30 to 9, in the back room of Timberlake’s (1726 Connecticut Ave NW, north of Dupont Circle) for our February guest speaker, Bernie Horn.

Bernie Horn will be discussing and signing copies of his book “Framing the Future: How Progressive Values Can Win Elections and Influence People.” The Daily Kos writes: “Politics,” says Bernie Horn, “is too important to be left to the professionals in Washington.” It’s hard not to love a book that so directly appeals to progressive dedication to participatory democracy — and provides a sterling set of guidelines on how to make our ideals prevail.

Copies of “Framing the Future: How Progressive Values Can Win Elections and Influence People” will be available for sale at the event.

More on Bernie Horn:

Bernie Horn has worked on politics and public policy for the past 30 years as a campaign manager, political consultant, lawyer, lobbyist, communications director, and policy director. He is currently Senior Director for Policy and Communications at the Center for Policy Alternatives (CPA), one of the premier progressive policy and leadership centers in Washington, D.C. His most recent books for CPA are the Progressive Agenda for the States (which lays out 50 policy solutions for state legislators), Progressive Platform for the States (a candidate briefing book covering 115 state issues), and Progressive Policy Models for the States (containing 123 model bills).

From 1990 to 2000, Horn was President of Strategic Campaign Initiatives, Inc. (SCI), a political consulting firm that helped elect and reelect hundreds of federal, state and local officials. SCI created direct persuasion mail, produced radio ads, and conducted polls for progressive candidates. The firm also helped win issue advocacy campaigns for gun control, tobacco taxes, and health care, and against casino gambling and restrictions on abortion.

Between 1988 and 1994, Horn served as Federal & State Legislative Director, PAC Director, State Legislative Director, and Director of Strategic Planning and Policy for Handgun Control, Inc. (now called the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence). He was one of the chief lobbyists for the Brady Bill, drafted and lobbied for the federal ban on semiautomatic assault weapons, and conceived the federal ban on handgun sales to minors. Earlier, he served as campaign manager and issues director for congressional campaigns. Horn is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and the Georgetown University Law Center. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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