VIP speakers, PaliDems Political Courage & Human Rights Awards

PPDC finds the most engaging speakers, from political leaders to journalists to newsmakers, to keep you in the loop on critical issues. We’ve brought you (partial list):

Senior Advisor to President Obama Valerie Jarrett, Clinton Labor Sec. Robert Reich

Sen. and VP candidate Kamala Harris, Sen. Barbara Boxer

Reps. Ted Lieu, Maxine Waters, Julia Brownley; Henry Waxman

Gov. Gavin Newsom, Controller John Chiang, Insurance Comm. Dave Jones

State Sen. Ben Allen, Assemblymember Richard Bloom, State Sen. Fran Pavley

L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Sup. Zev Yaroslavsky

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Mayors Antonio Villaraigosa and Richard Riordan

City Councilmember Mike Bonin, City Attorney Mike Feuer, City Controller Ron Galperin, fmr Controller & current L.A. Homeless Services Auth. Comm. Wendy Greuel, fmr CM & current GM L.A. Economic & Workforce Development Dept. Jan Perry

Academy Award® winner Michael Moore, Peabody Award winner Robert Greenwald, Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Hiltzik, cartoonist/author Brad Parker, Webby Award winner & TruthDig founder Robert Scheer, Nat’l Book Award winner Gore Vidal, Radio/TV host/author & Orwell Award winner Bill Press, commentator/author John Dean, Emmy & Human Rights Award-winning author/activist Mike Farrell, NextGen America & Need to Impeach founder Tom Steyer, comedian Paula Poundstone, American Prospect Executive Editor Dave Dayen

Every couple of years we host our special Froehlich|Berke Political Courage|Human Rights Awards luncheons, honoring, among others:

Sen. Barbara Boxer; Campaign for a Healthy California co-chair Dr. Paul Song

Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Dolores Huerta, JFK Library Profiles in Courage Award winner Mikey Weinstein

Author/activist Ron Kovic and Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg

Ambassador Joe Wilson, CIA Operative Valerie Plame, and new-media mogul Arianna Huffington

Emmy Award winner Phil Donahue, National Board of Review Best Documentary winner Ellen Spiro

These are unforgettable events, with newsmakers speaking passionately about their work. You won’t want to miss the next one.