President-Elect Barack Obama has pledged to “create millions of jobs by making the single largest new investment in our national infrastructure since the creation of the federal highway system in the 1950s.” To succeed, he needs our help.
The Campaign for America’s Future is launching an effort to mobilize support for a bold, multifaceted economic recovery plan—a program that is substantial, strategic, and sustained. The “Main Street Recovery Program” has already been endorsed by top labor leaders including John Sweeney (AFL-CIO), Anna Burger (Change to Win), Leo Gerard (Steelworkers), Dennis Van Roekel (NEA), Andrew Stern (SEIU), and Gerald McEntee (AFSCME); , the heads of nationwide progressive organizations including ACORN, Alliance for Justice, Americans for Democratic Action, Economic Policy Institute, Jobs with Justice, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, National Organization for Women, People For the American Way, Sierra Club, US Action, and US Student Association; and more than 120 economists including Dean Baker, Jeff Faux, James Galbraith, Heidi Hartman, Robert Johnson, Robert Kuttner, and Lawrence Mishel.
We’d like your endorsement as well. Please click here to read the plan and add your name to the hundreds who have already endorsed this program. We will publicly deliver these endorsements to the White House, Congress and the news media.