The change agenda at America's Future NOW!
for AFN 2010
When the jobs-focused plenary panel at America's Future Now convenes— with Angela Glover-Blackwell, Rich Trumka, Jared Bernstein, and Bob Herbert — it's likely they will continue a discussion America desperately needs, and that tea party conservatives wants desperately not to hear. It's time, past time, to address the black and brown "canaries" in our economic coal mine, by protecting the social safety net and taking direct action to create jobs.
Less than six months ago, leaders of six progressive groups came together to warn that the country's jobs crisis could cause severe and lasting damage to generations of Americans — especially people of color — unless immediate action was taken. That warning came with a notice that the African American and Latino canaries in our economic coal mine were in poor shape.
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