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Leaders of America's progressive politics

Senator Elizabeth Warren addresses the audience at the morning plenary session at the Netroots Nation conference for political progressives in Atlanta, Georgia. Elizabeth Warren is a U.S. senator from Massachusetts who advocates for financial regulation and led the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after the 2008 financial crisis. She won a seat in Congress in 2011 after Republicans blocked former Democratic President Barack Obama's attempt to appoint her as the first director of the CFPB. In July, she wrote Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen a letter seeking to remove members of Wells Fargo & Co's board after revelations that the company improperly charged customers for auto insurance. In her book released this year, "This Fight is Our Fight," she analyzes and criticizes the mistakes of the Democratic party in the 2016 presidential election. 
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Senator Elizabeth Warren addresses the audience at the morning plenary session at the Netroots Nation conference for political progressives in Atlanta, Georgia. Elizabeth Warren is a U.S. senator from Massachusetts who advocates for financial...more

Senator Elizabeth Warren addresses the audience at the morning plenary session at the Netroots Nation conference for political progressives in Atlanta, Georgia. Elizabeth Warren is a U.S. senator from Massachusetts who advocates for financial regulation and led the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after the 2008 financial crisis. She won a seat in Congress in 2011 after Republicans blocked former Democratic President Barack Obama's attempt to appoint her as the first director of the CFPB. In July, she wrote Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen a letter seeking to remove members of Wells Fargo & Co's board after revelations that the company improperly charged customers for auto insurance. In her book released this year, "This Fight is Our Fight," she analyzes and criticizes the mistakes of the Democratic party in the 2016 presidential election. REUTERS/Christopher Aluka Berry
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Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous addresses the audience at the morning plenary session at the Netroots Nation conference for political progressives in Atlanta, Georgia. Ben Jealous is the former president of the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation's largest civil rights group. He announced he would run for governor of Maryland in May. If elected, he would be the state's first black governor. He backed former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in the 2016 election, initially declining to support Hillary Clinton because of her support of the death penalty. While president of the NAACP from 2008-2013, he successfully led the campaign to overturn Maryland's death penalty.  
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Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous addresses the audience at the morning plenary session at the Netroots Nation conference for political progressives in Atlanta, Georgia. Ben Jealous is the former president of the National Association of...more

Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous addresses the audience at the morning plenary session at the Netroots Nation conference for political progressives in Atlanta, Georgia. Ben Jealous is the former president of the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation's largest civil rights group. He announced he would run for governor of Maryland in May. If elected, he would be the state's first black governor. He backed former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in the 2016 election, initially declining to support Hillary Clinton because of her support of the death penalty. While president of the NAACP from 2008-2013, he successfully led the campaign to overturn Maryland's death penalty. REUTERS/Christopher Aluka Berry
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Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore is joined by Mustafa Ali of the Hip Hop Caucus at the Netroots Nation annual conference for political progressives in Atlanta, Georgia. Al Gore is the former U.S. vice president who served under Democratic president Bill Clinton. Gore's first documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," is credited with bringing climate change into mainstream political discourse in the United States a decade ago. Gore disapproved of the President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the 2015 Paris Climate deal.
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Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore is joined by Mustafa Ali of the Hip Hop Caucus at the Netroots Nation annual conference for political progressives in Atlanta, Georgia. Al Gore is the former U.S. vice president who served under Democratic president...more

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore is joined by Mustafa Ali of the Hip Hop Caucus at the Netroots Nation annual conference for political progressives in Atlanta, Georgia. Al Gore is the former U.S. vice president who served under Democratic president Bill Clinton. Gore's first documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," is credited with bringing climate change into mainstream political discourse in the United States a decade ago. Gore disapproved of the President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the 2015 Paris Climate deal. REUTERS/Christopher Aluka Berry
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American environmentalist Tom Steyer speaks at the Netroots Nation annual conference for political progressives in Atlanta, Georgia. Tom Steyer is a billionaire and environmental activist. He endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. Steyer left his hedge fund firm he co-founded to devote himself to his environmental group, NextGen. He has spent more than $140 million on fighting climate change.

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American environmentalist Tom Steyer speaks at the Netroots Nation annual conference for political progressives in Atlanta, Georgia. Tom Steyer is a billionaire and environmental activist. He endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016...more

American environmentalist Tom Steyer speaks at the Netroots Nation annual conference for political progressives in Atlanta, Georgia. Tom Steyer is a billionaire and environmental activist. He endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. Steyer left his hedge fund firm he co-founded to devote himself to his environmental group, NextGen. He has spent more than $140 million on fighting climate change. REUTERS/Christopher Aluka Berry
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Tallahassee, Florida Mayor, Andrew D. Gillum addresses the audience at the Netroots Nation annual conference for political progressives in Atlanta, Georgia. Andrew Gillum is the Democratic mayor of Tallahasse, Florida. He also is a candidate in the 2018 Florida governor's race. He is known for his support of Elizabeth Warren and addressed the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in 2016.  REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry

Tallahassee, Florida Mayor, Andrew D. Gillum addresses the audience at the Netroots Nation annual conference for political progressives in Atlanta, Georgia. Andrew Gillum is the Democratic mayor of Tallahasse, Florida. He also is a candidate in the...more

Tallahassee, Florida Mayor, Andrew D. Gillum addresses the audience at the Netroots Nation annual conference for political progressives in Atlanta, Georgia. Andrew Gillum is the Democratic mayor of Tallahasse, Florida. He also is a candidate in the 2018 Florida governor's race. He is known for his support of Elizabeth Warren and addressed the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in 2016. REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry
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U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison speaks at breakout session "From Demonstration to Legislation: How Organizing Will Win Back Progressive Power" at the Netroots Nation annual conference for political progressives in Atlanta, Georgia. Keith Ellison is a liberal congressman for the Minnesota House of Representatives. He also ran for chairman of the Democratic National Committee, receiving endorsements from U.S. senators Elizabeth Warren and Martin Heinrich as well as Representative John Lewis. He now serves as the deputy chairman to Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez. 
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U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison speaks at breakout session "From Demonstration to Legislation: How Organizing Will Win Back Progressive Power" at the Netroots Nation annual conference for political progressives in Atlanta, Georgia. Keith Ellison is a liberal...more

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison speaks at breakout session "From Demonstration to Legislation: How Organizing Will Win Back Progressive Power" at the Netroots Nation annual conference for political progressives in Atlanta, Georgia. Keith Ellison is a liberal congressman for the Minnesota House of Representatives. He also ran for chairman of the Democratic National Committee, receiving endorsements from U.S. senators Elizabeth Warren and Martin Heinrich as well as Representative John Lewis. He now serves as the deputy chairman to Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez. REUTERS/Christopher Aluka Berry
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