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Rebuilding the American Dream – this weekend

[For more background see “Van Jones Live: Rebuilding the American Dream. There are about 25 meetings this weekend in SE PA. See also the video “How the Middle Class Got Screwed” and the article Van Jones on What We Can Learn From the Tea Party”]

“Remember how you felt earlier this year when the people of Wisconsin stood up to their governor’s attacks on working families?

Instead of letting the American Dream slip further and further out of reach, this spring regular folks started fighting back. And not just in Wisconsin — in Michigan and Montana, Ohio and New Jersey. Wisconsin was only the most visible example of a new movement of people refusing to accept supposed “shared sacrifice” where working families suffer while the rich get more tax breaks.

We need a new Contract for the American Dream — and this weekend, in house parties across the country, progressives will be meeting with their neighbors and fellow concerned citizens to begin the discussion that will shape this contract.

Can you attend a house party near you?

We the People are starting to fight back, but it’s time that we really come together as a movement to create a road map for where we’re headed.

And that’s exactly what’s about to happen. This weekend, on July 16 and 17, progressives in more than 1,500 cities, towns and neighborhoods will host house meetings to share our stories, shape a new Contract for the American Dream, and set our priorities for how we can work together as a movement to fix our economy and rebuild the American Dream.

Sign up now to attend a house party this weekend and help shape the Contract for America.

A huge coalition of organizations have come together for these events. Tens of thousands of people are already signed up and the more people who join together to help craft the new Contract for the American Dream, the better it’s going to be.

Thanks for all that you do.

— Diallo Brooks, Director of Field Mobilization

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SEPA First Suburbs Issues Convention

Saturday, May 31, 2008, 9:30am-12:00pm (doors open at 9:00)

Bishop McDevitt High School
125 Royal Avenue, Wyncote, PA
(south of PA turnpike, N. of Phila, near Jenkintown)

“What must be changed are the rules of the game.”- David Rusk Continue reading

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2CDC forum: "UnCOUNTED" votes

Date : Tuesday, 6 May 2008
From : 7:00pm To : 9:00pm
Location : West Chester

We will be holding a 2CDC meeting on May 6th, at West Chester Boro Hall, 401 E Gay Street. The subject is very timely!! We will show a video entitled “UnCOUNTED: The New Math of American Elections.”

This video exposes how American voters were cheated during the 2004 and 2006 elections, and why it will likely happen in 2008. Marian Schneider, our resident expert on all things voting, will speak at the end of the video. (running time 80 minutes).

The meeting will begin at 7PM to leave time for socializing and the video will begin at 7:15. Marian will speak at the conclusion and answer any questions you might have. Invite friends and neighbors to come see what is at stake for 2008!

“UNCOUNTED is a wake-up call to all Americans. Beyond increasing the public’s awareness, the film inspires greater citizen involvement in fixing a broken electoral system. As we approach the decisive election of 2008, UNCOUNTED will change how you feel about the way votes are counted in America.”

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