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December 16, 2010
We have now posted video of the conference. All four parts can also be found here.

Brooks Jackson’s opening remarks, Ilyse Hogue of MoveOn.org and Khalid Pitts of the Service Employees International Union.

Khalid Pitts of SEIU, Art Pulaski of the California Labor Federation and questions from the audience.

Carl Forti of American Crossroads, Brad Todd of OnMessage Inc. and Rob Collins of American Action Network.

Rob Collins of American Action Network, questions from the audience and closing remarks from Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center.


8:45-9:00 am Coffee and pastries
9:00-9:15 am Opening Remarks – Brooks Jackson, FactCheck.org
9:15-10:30 am Democratic/liberal panel
• Ilyse Hogue, director of political advocacy and communications, MoveOn.org
• Art Pulaski, executive secretary-treasurer, California Labor Federation
• Khalid Pitts, director of strategic campaigns, Service Employees International Union
10:30-10:45 am Break
10:45-12:00 pm Republican/conservative panel
• Carl Forti, political director, American Crossroads
• Brad Todd, media consultant and top advisor to the NRCC
• Rob Collins, president, American Action Network
12:00-12:15 pm Closing Remarks –


Rob Collins
President, American Action Network
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Rob Collins has spent the last seven years as Congressman Eric Cantor’s (VA-07) Chief of Staff. Prior to his tenure with Cantor, Collins worked for Senator John Thune, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Senator Chuck Hagel, The Republican National Committee, Congressman David McIntosh and Congressman Frank Riggs. Collins, a Syracuse, NY native, is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College and has been named to three consecutive Roll Call’s “Fab 50”