Beyond Wisconsin. The March 10 Jobs Summit.
By Bill Scher
February 28, 2011 - 10:30am ET
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Over the weekend, progressives rallied in front of all 50 statehouses in support of the protesting Wisconsin civil servants, but with a message that went beyond specific opposition to Gov. Scott Walker's attack on the right for workers to negotiate. The "Rally To Save The American Dream" also demanded an end to the scapegoating of unions for our economic ails, and called for renewed public investment to create jobs and fair taxation so the wealthy pay their fair share and help balance our budgets.
Now we need to take the debate to the next level, press Washington to expand the national debate from the narrow and misguided focus on cuts and austerity.
Powerful speakers including AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair Rep. Keith Ellison, "Local Jobs For America Act" sponsor Rep. George Miller. transit champion and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, green jobs visionary Van Jones, Wisconsin protest leader from Citizen Action Robert Kraig, social justice champion Angela Glover Blackwell, leading pollster Celinda Lake and many more will wake up Washington and force the focus back on what America is really looking for.
Americans aren't looking for more austerity. They have enough of it right now.
Americans aren't scapegoating unions. They're mad at Wall Street for wrecking the economy.
Americans want solutions to the immediate jobs crisis and plans to take control of our economic future.
Tens of thousands in Wisconsin are standing up, fighting back and taking control of their economic future. The next step is to come to Washington and take control of the national debate. Click here to join us.
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