Below are the top Twitter posts from Day One of the America's Future Now! conference, compiled by Terrance Heath for our daily "PM Update" blog roundup email. You can follow and react to the conference action on Twitter by searching for the hashtag #afn10.
@livlylife The future belongs to those who believe in their dreams -Sen. Dick Durbin #afn10
@samberm RT @billscher: At #afn10, Sen. Durbin on banks & Congress: "by and llarge they still own the place, but we're buying back pieces of it"
@LeighAnnCaldwel Sen Durbin says it's an "embarrassment" at the amount of time lawmakers spend raising money. #AFN10 He has long supported public financing.
@barracudasf RT @billscher: At #afn10 Sen. Durbin hits GOP on Wall St. reform, only 4 GOP senators and 0 Reps voted for reform
@ddayen Durbin: we spend so many hours with our colleagues talking about raising money, it's an embarrassment.
@ddayen Durbin: "we stopped Social Security privatization by using the filibuster to stop it." Not true. GOP never brought up the bill.
@maxwelljohnlove: "If we can find $60 billion to fight in Afghanistan we can find $20 billion to keep teachers" Jesse Jackson at #AFN10
@OurFuturedotorg: Rev. Jesse Jackson at #AFN10: "Health care must be a right, not just a bill." ... "It's time to fight again my friends!"
@billscher: At #afn10, Rev. Jesse Jackson: "it's time to dream of the Great Society again ... Not a dream deferred."
@SumOfChange: Sen. Durbin at #afn10 on #finreg: asked GOP staffer when could go to floor vote. Response: when the banks allow it. The guy was serious.
@asmith83: "Real problem when corporations can buy elections, buy policy" - Rep Edwards. Fair Elections Now! #afn10
@TerranceDC: #afn10 Karen Nussbaum - If we don't struggle to reach the hearts and minds of working people, we lose.
@workingamerica: Karen Nussbaum: The political spectrum isn't just left to right, it's a mobius strip with no end or beginning point. #AFN10
@TerranceDC: #afn10 If you throw a bipartisan party and no one comes, don't throw another one.
@ddayen: Rob Johnson: The Fed isn't captured, it was designed that way #afn10
@workingamerica: Westen: Deficit spending is necessary when the economy is spiraling downward -- and it's not hard to explain why. #AFN10
@workingamerica: Lake: Ending tax credit for corporations that move jobs overseas is very popular among white non-college educated peole. #AFN10
@Marque_Jones: #afn10 What do u stand 4? More importantly what are u willing to stand 4? Its one thing that we elected Obama now we must hold him to why.