Campaign for America’s Future Announces The Summit on Jobs and America’s Future

Washington, DC – The Campaign for America’s Future is bringing together thought leaders and grassroots activists for a critical Summit on Jobs and America’s Future on March 10, 2011, to tell the truth about what it will take to get America working, to present solutions to the economic crisis and push the parameters of the politically possible.
The Campaign for America’s Future co-director Robert Borosage said, “Washington must embrace bold solutions to the jobs crisis. We need the President and Congress to use all the tools available to the public and private sector to get the economy going, create millions of jobs and lay the foundation for decades of sustainable growth.”

Among the confirmed speakers are: the Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, Rep. George Miller, Senior Democrat of the House Education and Workforce Committee and chairman of the Democratic Policy Committee, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), green jobs visionary Van Jones, organizer and champion for poor communities Deepak Bhargava, and pollster Celinda Lake.

The Summit on Jobs and America’s Future is at the National Press Club 529 14th Street Northwest Washington D.C., DC 20045 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on March 10, 2010

For a list of confirmed speakers and more information visit: One-day Summit on Jobs and America’s Future, March 10th in Washington, DC or http://ourfuture.org/jobsummit

“Without bold new policies, our country could suffer another lost decade of high unemployment, economic stagnation, and growing poverty,” said Roger Hickey, co-director of the Campaign for America’s Future. “The political stalemate between political parties almost guarantees that we won’t get the kind of growth and job creation America needs. Progress will take place only if we mobilize and demand it.”

At the Summit, speakers and participants will discuss transformational plans to put Americans back to work. We will talk about investment in infrastructure and new energy technologies. We will address the massive state layoffs of teachers and other public servants. And we will discuss a long-term strategy for generating a widely shared prosperity — a strategy that revives American manufacturing and insures we can make it in America once more.

Speakers will include Members of Congress, policy makers, thought-leaders and activists with long-term solutions to getting American’s back to work and fixing the American economy for future.

The jobs summit is free but requires registration. For more information or to register, visit: http://ourfuture.org/jobsummit

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Media contact: Liz Rose lrose@ourfuture.org or (202) 587-1638