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Howard Dean ran for Governor of Vermont as a Democratic candidate in 2004. He used Strategic Consulting Group to campaign. Dean was the 50th Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, serving in office from February 12, 2005 to January 21, 2009.[1]

Clinton Presidential Campaign Employees Hired

Onward Together hired Emmy Ruiz and Adam Parkhomenko, veterans of her 2008 and 2016 presidential campaigns. Core Team members include "Howard Dean, the former Vermont governor and DNC chair, along with Judith McHale, an undersecretary under Clinton at the State Department, and Amy Rao, a Silicon Valley businesswoman and a longtime supporter and donor. The aides in Clinton’s New York office, including former campaign vice chair Huma Abedin, finance director Dennis Cheng, and press secretary Nick Merrill".[2]

Working for Dean and Soros

In 2003, Patrick Gaspard was granted leave from SEIU Local 1199 to work as the deputy national field director for the presidential campaign of Howard Dean. After Dean was knocked out of the race, Gaspard became national field director for George Soros’ political action group America Coming Together.

In 2005, Gaspard again took leave from Local 1199 to work for underdog Democrat, Freddy Ferrer, in a landslide loss to Michael Bloomberg.

A year later, when 1199 played a major role in backing Andrew Cuomo, who had challenged Mr. McCall in the 2002 Democratic primary, in his run for Attorney general, Gaspard worked on races in Massachusetts, Maryland and Washington, DC[3].

DSA support

Dennis Kucinich and Howard Dean were top priorities for the Democratic Socialists of America in the 2004 elections, according to a report on the 2003 Democratic Socialists of America conference in Detroit:[4]

The business sessions of the Detroit convention were characterized by cooperation, a sense of everyone working together on projects. Most of the discussion dealt with the 2004 presidential election and the urgency of getting George W. Bush out of the White House. While DSA members are working for various Democratic candidates (especially Howard Dean and Dennis Kucinich), the general consensus was that our organizational priority must be supporting any reasonable candidate against Bush, while at the same time helping to build a broad progressive coalition that can pressure the next president to address our issues.

Creamer connection

Howard Dean for Governor has been a client of Robert Creamer's Strategic Consulting Group.[5]

WIDF affiliated United States "Regional Workshops"

Circa 2007 these people were members of the US "Regional Workshop" of the former Soviet front Women's International Democratic Federation;[6]

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DC rights march

The Aug. 23 2003 march on Washington that marked the 40th anniversary of the giant 1963 Civil Rights March led by the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was noted for its strong anti-war mood. Thousands of people from across the country streamed onto the grounds of the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate the historic march, which featured Dr. King's famous "I Have A Dream" speech.

The night before this year's march, Yolanda King hosted a "spit in" geared toward younger activists. Many people took the stage for five minutes each to "spit" poetry against war, about growing up poor and oppressed, about police brutality and other injustices to illustrate that the "dream" has not been realized by most working people in this country.

Throughout the weekend the speakers who received the loudest ovations were those who demanded an end to the occupation of Iraq.

Among the speakers were three presidential candidates--the Rev. Al Sharpton, Carol Moseley Braun and Howard Dean; historic civil-rights leaders such as James Forman, Coretta Scott King and Jesse Jackson; representatives of the civil-rights/peace-and-justice movement like NOW Executive Director Kim Gandy, National Lesbian and Gay Task Force Executive Director Matt Foreman, Damu Smith of Black Voices for Peace, Leslie Cagan of United for Peace and Justice, James Zogby of the Arab American Institute, Raul Yzaguirre of La Raza, and Mahdi Bray of the Muslim American Association, who invited everyone to come back for the Oct. 25 march against the U.S. occupation of Iraq. National youth and student leaders and church representatives also spoke.[7]

Soros funding

By 2008, Barack Obama was one of only a handful of candidates to get a personal contribution from George Soros. The others include Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), Bob Graham (D-Fla.), John Kerry (D-Mass.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos, and former Vermont governor Howard Dean.[8]

European Socialist ties

The Party of European Socialists dialogue with the US Democrats and the Transatlantic partnership "was a priority over the last years" (written in 2009).

Delegations, meetings and exchanges of information were held on a regular basis. After the victory in the Congress, where the Democrats won the double majority, a Party of European Socialists Delegation, led by PES President Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, discovered the new mood in Washington D.C., on 15-18 April 2007. It had meetings with Governor Howard Dean, Chair of the DLC; Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA), Chairman of the Committee on Financial Services; Senator Bernie Sanders and with Senator Ben Cardin; John Podesta, CEO of the Center for American Progress, Former Chief of staff of President Clinton; John Sweeney, President of the AFL-CIO and Andy Stern, Chair of Service Employees International Union (SEIU). The underlying motive of the delegation was reiterated with the need for US and EU progressive forces to actively prepare for the post-Bush EU-US relations. [9]

Global Progressive Forum, Brussels 2009

Progressives from all over the world are getting together in Brussels on April 2-3, 2009 at the Global Progressive Forum to discuss how to create a better globalization for people.

The Global Progressive Forum brings together politicians, trade unions, NGOs and progressive representatives of international organizations. Participants confirmed to date include President Bill Clinton, Pascal Lamy, Howard Dean, Barney Frank, Helen Clark, Antonio Guterres, Vandana Shiva, Salima Ghezali, Susan George, Zwelinzima Vavi, Aminata Traore, Chico Whitaker and many more. The challenges are finding new answers to the global crisis – including economic and financial crisis, food crisis and climate and energy crisis – and stepping up efforts to work together to reshape globalization.

Key moments include

  • Opening event at 15.00 on Thursday 2 April with President Bill Clinton
  • Workshop 1: Progressive politics in Globalization at 16.00 on Thursday 2 April with Howard Dean
  • Workshop 10: A New direction for capitalism at 9.00 on Friday 3 April with Pascal Lamy and Barney Frank
  • ‘Time for a Global New Deal’ at 12.00 on Friday 3 April: Signing of declaration for a better globalization with high level politicians, trade unionists and NGO representatives and outstanding international personalities.

The Global Progressive Forum is timed to coincide with the G20 meeting in London and the NATO anniversary events in Strasbourg.

Some 2,000 participants are expected over the two days including many PES activists and young progressives from all over Europe as well as trade unionists, NGOs and students.[10]

16.15-17.30 Workshop 1 - Progressive politics in globalisation (Hemicycle)

Brussels Conference, 2009

Bill Clinton addresses the Forum

Ex-US President Bill Clinton will be the keynote speaker at a conference on the global crisis to be held in the European Parliament on 2 and 3 April, 2009. Mr. Clinton will address the opening session of the Global Progressive Forum. About 1,500 people from all over the world are expected to attend the event, timed to coincide with the G20 meeting in London and NATO's anniversary.

The Global Progressive Forum brings together politicians, trades unions, NGOs and representatives of progressive international organisations. Along with President Clinton, participants will include Pascal Lamy, Howard Dean, Barney Frank, Helen Clark, Antonio Guterres, Vandana Shiva, Salima Ghezali, Susan George, Zwelinzima Vavi, Aminata Traore and Chico Whitaker.

Discussions will focus on finding new answers to the global economic and financial, food and climate and energy crises.

Key moments include:

  • Opening event at 15.00 on Thursday 2 April with President Bill Clinton
  • Workshop 1: Progressive politics in Globalization at 16.00 on Thursday 2 April with Howard Dean
  • Workshop 10: A New direction for capitalism at 9.00 on Friday 3 April with Pascal Lamy and Barney Frank
  • 'Time for a Global New Deal' at 12.00 on Friday 3 April: Signing of declaration for a better globalization with high level politicians, trade unionists and NGO representatives and outstanding international personalities.

The Global Progressive Forum 2009 is co-organized by the PES, the PES Group in the European Parliament and the Foundation for European Progressive Studies.

The event is open to the media throughout and will be streamed on www.globalprogressiveforum.org

16.15-17.30 Workshop 1 - Progressive politics in globalisation (Hemicycle)

America's Future Now!

Howard Dean

Howard Dean was one of the 148 speakers who addressed the 2010 America's Future Now Conference.[11]

National Democratic Institute

Circa 2012, Howard Dean served on the Board of the National Democratic Institute, a US affiliate of the Socialist International.[12]

"Progressive Agenda"

Signers of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's May 12, 2015 launched The Progressive Agenda to Combat Income Inequality included Howard Dean, founder of Democracy Now.[13]

Constructive socialists

Referring to Democratic Socialists of America Howard Dean said in September 2017;

“The democratic socialists I’ve met are constructive people; they want to get things done,” says former Vermont Governor Howard Dean, who ran for president from what he called the “democratic wing of the Democratic Party” in 2004. “The DNC is going to be essentially supplanted by whatever institution younger people prefer.”[14]

DSA and Dems should be allies

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On December 11 2017, Howard Dean tweeted out;

DSA and Dems should be allies.The DSA candidate in Va would not have won without D votes. We have to stop this fight. Only the right wins it.

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