Dan Carol is a political strategist and long-time pioneer of new generation network politics and the catalyst and co-founder of the Apollo Alliance. Formerly an energy and budget analyst at the Congressional Budget Office and former Research Director for the Democratic National Committee, Dan's work to strengthen the tools and tactics of progressives has been profiled by the Wall Street Journal and his commentary has been featured in The Nation, Alternet, Salon, and Boston Review. He is a founding contributor to the Huffington Post.
In response to September 11th, 2001, Carol catalyzed and co-founded The Apollo Alliance, a growing strategic effort "to promote a national commitment to energy independence and unite Americans of all political stripes in a common purpose around a green new deal".
In 2004, Joel Rogers from the Center On Wisconsin Strategy, Robert Borosage from the Institute for America’s Future, and environmental visionary Dan Carol approached Steelworkers President Leo Gerard and SEIU President Andy Stern, among others, to propose a new alliance of labor, environmental groups, business and social justice leaders called the Apollo Alliance. The Alliance, which soon included over 200 supporting organizations, released a report that year arguing for a ten-year program of investment in a “clean energy, good jobs” economy.
2008 Presidential Campaign
Carol served as the Content & Issues Director in Chicago for the Obama for President Campaign, where among other responsibilities he guided the launch of Obama's NewEnergyforAmerica.com plan and the 2008 Democratic Platform.