Media Hit of the Week
Progressive leader Van Jones has launched a new campaign called the American Dream Movement to counter the Tea Party and shift Washington’s focus back to the struggles of working Americans.
Faith in Public Life’s online community Faithful America was proud its members participated in the campaign’s platform-building process and were excited to be included as an example of the diversity of the coalition Jones’s mentioned in an interview with Aaron Krager at In These Times:
What kind of leaders does this campaign need?
The good thing about the leadership of the American Dream movement is that it looks like America. We’ve got everybody from Planned Parenthood to Faithful America to the Sierra Club inside one network fighting for a better economy. Once we release the Contract for the American Dream, more voices will rally around it. More will lift it up and say this would be good for my community–I’m Latino, I’m lesbian, I’m a student, I’m Asian, I’m a farmer, but this contract would help me.