The Campaign for America's Future, strategy center for the progressive "uprising" is teaming up with Van Jones' "Rebuild The Dream" organization to lead the "Take Back the American Dream" conference this week in Washington DC. The Campaign for America's Future writes:
"The 'American Dream' of a vibrant middle class is under siege. But there is a real middle-class uprising sweeping the nation to save it and renew it.
The Campaign for America's Future is teaming up with Van Jones' "Rebuild The Dream" organization to add fuel to the grassroots fire that has already been lit—in Madison, Wisconsin and town halls all over the country. We want to channel that grassroots energy into an unstoppable force."
Speakers at the conference include Rep. Barbara Lee, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Robert Reich and many more participating in discussions such as "Stop Outsourcing the Dream: How America Can Revive Manufacturing in a Green Industrial Revolution," and "Paying for the Dream: Progressive Tax Reform and Social Justice."
The conference's bill will be footed by major liberal lobbying and advocacy groups such as the National Education Association, AFL-CIO, MoveOn.org, and SEIU. The conference's homepage mobilizes progressives by asserting:
"With the floodgates of corporate campaign cash flung open and a Tea Party-dominated conservative movement doing violence to the fundamental pillars of middle-class prosperity, the promise of the American Dream is under threat as never before."
In addition to discussions, training seminars and a "Networking Margarita Party," the event will hold an awards gala honoring among others Planned Parenthood, undocumented Dream Act activists, and "The Wisconsin Movement."
Co-Director of the Campaign for America's Future Robert Borosage, spoke about the conference in a recent interview with Free Speech TV's Thom Hartmann on his show, "The Big Picture:"
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The conference will close with a "Jobs, Not Cuts!" rally on the U.S. Capitol high noon Wednesday. The conference discussions and training will take place Monday through Wednesday morning at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington, DC.
You can watch the vent live over on the blog.