American Dream Movement And Contract Alive And Well And ACTIVE

Have you heard any news in the major corporate media about the Contract For The American Dream, from The American Dream Movement? Probably not. And this means you probably didn’t know there were over 400 protests in 32 different states against 85 members of Congress during the August Congressional recess. Or that the Contract has already been signed by more than 295,000 people. (The Campaign for America’s Future is teaming up with Van Jones’ “Rebuild The Dream” organization to put on the Take Back the American Dream Conference October 3-5 in Washington, DC.)
Equal Time
When President Obama gave his State of the Union address, CNN aired a “Tea Party Response” from Michelle Bachmann’s. Click here to ask CNN to air the American Dream Movement’s progressive response to the president’s major jobs speech on Thursday. The response should come from more than just one side of the political spectrum.
The Contract
The Contract for the American Dream consists of 10 critical steps to get our economy back on track: (Please click through for details, to learn how the Contract was put together, and for ways to sign up and help.)

    I. Invest in America’s Infrastructure
    II. Create 21st Century Energy Jobs
    III. Invest in Public Education
    IV. Offer Medicare for All
    V. Make Work Pay
    VI. Secure Social Security
    VII. Return to Fairer Tax Rates
    VIII. End the Wars and Invest at Home
    IX. Tax Wall Street Speculation
    X. Strengthen Democracy

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Contract For The American Dream And The Emergency Jobs Bill

Rebuild The Dream
As I wrote earlier in Ten Years Ago We Were Paying Off The Nation’s Debt. But Then We Elected Obama., the The American Dream Movement is rolling out their Contract for the American Dream. The Tea-Party-fascinated press is largely ignoring this, but this movement represents the majority of the public, and can’t be ignored for long.

Today on a call with bloggers and the press to announce the The American Dream Movement Van Jones described the movement’s origins. He has been traveling around the country giving talks and talking to people, and found that it seemed that the American people had smarter solutions to our problems than our politicians seemed to. So he helped set up an “open source” process to gather ideas from regular people. 131,203 participated, held 3,600 house meeting, and came up with 29,000 ideas. These ideas have been distilled down to the ten most popular ideas, which are now the Contract for the American Dream.
No Help From FOX News
Unlike the Tea Party, they had “no help from FOX TV or the billionaire Koch brothers.” And unlike the Tea Party, which began with much smaller numbers, the American Dream movement is getting almost no press attention.
The Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act

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