Climate Progress is a project Center For American Progress Action Fund. So I’m delighted to report that Former Rep. Tom Perriello (D-VA) will be taking over as President of CAPAF.
At the same time, my terrific CAPAF colleague, Tara McGuinness, will be both Senior Vice President of the Action Fund and Senior Vice President of Communications at CAP. As HuffPost puts it:
The announcement caps off a major period of transition for the influential think-tank and advocacy organization. CAP’s founder, John Podesta, recently stepped down from the post of president and was replaced by Neera Tanden, a former top adviser to Presidents Clinton and Obama. Jennifer Palmieri, who headed CAP’s Action Fund, recently left to take on a communications position inside the Obama White House. Her former job, which included the title of Senior Vice President of Communications at CAP, will be split between Perriello and McGuinness.
Climate Progress readers will remember that Perriello emerged is a true climate hawk during the congressional debate over the climate bill. He famously said, “The Republicans may win some seats because of this vote, but they can’t regain their souls for demagoguing the issue.”
Here’s more from Perriello in February 2010 telling the “spineless Senate” to get “its head out of its rear end” and confront climate crisis: