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Minnesota Kicks off the Jobs and Economic Recovery Now! Campaign

Bernie Hess, Political Director for UFCW Local 789

 Bernie Hess, Political Director for UFCW Local 789

 

Denise Cardinal, Alliance for a Better MN

 Denise Cardinal, Alliance for a Better MN

 

David Snyder, Community Organizer, Jewish Community Action

David Snyder, Community Organizer, Jewish Community Action

 

Donald McFarland, Americans United for Change

Donald McFarland, Americans United for Change

12.22.08 | permalink

Campaign for Jobs and Economic Recovery kicks off

Americans literally from coast-to-coast stood up today to support President-Elect Obama's plan to create jobs and spur long-term economic recovery.

In DC, Americans United for Change kicked off the campaign with a phenomenally successful press conference call featuring leaders of a range of coalition groups including AFSCME, NEA, Sierra Club, USAction and more. Even with a grand total of nine speakers, press hung on through the call to ask questions at the end - most of which were actually even about the economic recovery plan. The coverage keeps rolling in from major national and political publications including the Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, Congressional Quarterly and The Hill.

12.18.08 | permalink

Leading Progressive Organizations, Unions to Announce National Economic Campaign

Washington, DC - Amid a worsening economic crisis that has left nearly 2 million Americans without jobs and over 2.5 million more without homes this year, the nation's leading progressive organizations and unions will announce a major national campaign tomorrow, Thursday, December 18th to pass the jobs and economic recovery package being proposed by President Elect Barack Obama and Congressional Leaders. The announcement will be made on a press conference call at 10:30 A.M.

More than 20 leading progressive organizations and unions with millions of members have signed onto run a major campaign to pass a significant jobs and economic recovery package to create millions of jobs and help the economy grow in the near and long term. To date, the following organizations have signed on the Campaign for Jobs and Economic Recovery Now: AFSCME, SEIU, AFLCIO, NEA, Americans United for Change, USAction, Campaign for America's Future, ACORN, Health Care for America Now, Sierra Club, People for the American Way Foundation, National Women's Law Center, TrueMajority.org, Young Democrats of America, 21st Century Democrats, Community Action Partnership, Institute for Policy Studies - Program on Inequality and the Common Good, Working Group on Extreme Inequality, YWCA USA , Economic Policy Institute, Women Voices, Women Vote and the League of Conservation Voters.

12.17.08 | permalink

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