A resounding call to action to transform our nation's economy to work for all of us—not just a wealthy few.
That's how I'd describe the videos in MoveOn and Robert Reich's "Big Picture" series, featured at the upcoming Teach-ins to Save the Economy.
Can you attend a house party with other MoveOn members in Floral Park to watch a few of these videos and discuss ways we can make these big ideas a reality?
Robert's ideas to save our nation's economy are bold game-changers. And they're simple: A $15-per-hour minimum wage. Paid family leave. Free public higher education. Disclosure of political spending by corporations that get federal taxpayer money. An end to brutal mass incarceration. And more.
Now it's time for these videos—these transformational, big ideas—to come home to local communities where, frankly, they matter most.
Luckily, Kimberly C., a MoveOn member in Floral Park, is hosting a Teach-in to Save the Economy on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at 1:00 p.m., featuring a few of Robert's powerful short videos. It's one of more than 200 teach-ins happening coast to coast that weekend.
After the videos, MoveOn members will dig into ways to spread and campaign for the ideas MoveOn members find most exciting. Think of it as a progressive summer party with a political twist.
A few years back, the notion of making polluters pay for poisoning our air and water was considered lunacy. And we were so busy defending the Affordable Care Act that health care for all seemed impossible.
But today the political wind is at our back, with progressive champions such as Robert Reich, Van Jones, and Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders calling for bold action to address chronic and devastating inequality and racism.
And today, it's possible for us to organize and win big progressive issue campaigns, build popular momentum to affect races in 2016, and take back our nation from elite special interests that have had it locked in a choke hold for far too long.
This is the test of our time. Will we rise to the promise of the "Big Picture" ideas? Can we allow ourselves to believe that change is possible? And will we fight hard for across-the-board accountability—from Congress to Wall Street?
I believe we will. And I believe hundreds of Teach-ins to Save the Economy are a powerful and necessary next step.
It's good to be with MoveOn members on this journey, because—to borrow from Robert yet again—I have faith in the grit and courage of MoveOn members to seize this moment and see it through—for all of us.
Thanks for all you do.
–Jo, Erica, Ben O., Alejandro, and the rest of the team
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