Inside Government – September 17th, 2010

Former Rep. Harold Ford Jr. (D-Tenn.)
Author of “More Davids Than Goliaths: A Political Education”

  • His election to the House of Representatives at the age of 26
  • Advice from President Clinton after an unsuccessful Senate bid in 2006
  • Stories from his visit with American troops during trips to Afghanistan and Iraq

John Wilson
Executive Director, National Education Association

  • NEA’s recent National Summit on Family, School and Community Engagement
  • Working to increase education funding
  • The need to boost parental and community engagement in education

Former Rep. Bob Edgar (D-Pa.)
President & CEO, Common Cause

  • Celebrating Common Cause’s 40th anniversary at the “Got Change?: Making Democracy Work for the Rest of Us” conference Oct. 5 and 6
  • Efforts to change campaign finance and filibuster laws