On Saturday I'm hosting a meeting in Jamaica to help shape a new progressive plan for fixing our broken economy. Tens of thousands of people are gathering at meetings just like this one all across the country this weekend. I hope you'll join us here in Jamaica.
Right now our leaders in Washington don't have a plan to solve our economic problems. Instead they're just threatening to destroy vital programs to protect tax cuts for the rich.
At the meeting we'll share our stories and work together to craft our plan—the Contract for the American Dream—to create an economy that works for all of us.
My goal for the meeting on Saturday is to connect at a human level with people in our community who are ready to have conversations we too often avoid—conversations about our own dreams, about what really matters in our lives, and about what it would take for us to work together to turn our aspirational visions into lasting change.
Can you join us in Jamaica this Saturday, Jul. 16, 2011, at 11:00 AM?
I'm hosting this meeting because we're seeing, right now, what happens in Washington when we don't come together to put forward a strong progressive economic vision—our leaders end up debating how to slash funding for Medicare and Social Security in order to protect tax cuts and loopholes for giant corporations and the rich.
It's up to us to show them a better way by building a real progressive vision for how to create good jobs and get our economy moving again.
Over the past ten days more than 23,000 ideas have been submitted online for the Contract for the American Dream, and together we've rated them over 5.4 million times. Now, at this weekend's meetings, we're going to zero in on the top-rated ideas and figure out together what belongs in our plan.
There's a lot of energy out there and the response so far has been huge. These meetings are shaping up to be bigger than any MoveOn events of the 2008 presidential election. I hope you'll come and bring your story, your enthusiasm, and your best ideas.
Will join me in Jamaica on Saturday?
Hope to see you there,
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