From our b-listed blog-
For many, the American Dream represents a land of unlimited opportunity and promise. It has come to symbolize a country that can provide for their families and children, and live freely with pride and dignity. Yet, as Rebuild the Dream describes, the American Dream is “under siege” right now. Termed as “The American Dream Movement” by Van Jones, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and a globally recognized and award-winning pioneer in human rights and clean-energy economy, there is a new energy rapidly rising all over the nation to stand up for the American Dream to fight back.
From the campaign:
“Tens of millions of willing workers can’t find jobs. Millions of homeowners have lost their homes to foreclosure and millions more are underwater. Instead of investing in our shared future, politicians are giving tax breaks to the rich and then slashing vital services families depend on. Rather than expanding protections for the middle class during these difficult economic times, they’re trying to gut workers’ rights.”
The American Dream Movement started among protesting students, teachers, nurses and firefighters in Wisconsin in an effort to battle Governor Walker’s budget shortfall which radically undermined state workers. Yet with great speed, The American Dream Movement is currently spreading to millions of other Americans who hope to restore it. Inspired by the events in Madison, this movement is lead by members of the middle class who are fighting back to say “No!”
On Thursday, June 23rd, Van Jones will be joined by The Roots, artist and DJ Shepard Fairey, and other celebrity guests in New York City to kick off the movement to rebuild the American Dream! No matter where you may be, you can see the event as it will be streamed live at www.rebuildthedream.com! b-the change and spread the word!
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