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Campaign for the American Dream

CCHCC’s Campaign for the American Dream is a local grassroots organizing effort to support the growing nation-wide “American Dream” movement.

CFTADThe American Dream movement is a national grassroots movement for comprehensive progressive change to restore the American Dream in our country – so that Americans have access to affordable quality health care, can find jobs, afford to go to college, retire with dignity, and secure a future for their children and their communities.

The American Dream movement proposes 10 concrete policy and legislative priorities to get our nation’s economy and democracy back on track. These ten priorities are embodied in the “Contract for the American Dream” and are the following:

1.    Invest in our country’s infrastructure.
2.    Create 21st-century energy jobs.
3.    Invest in public education.
4.    Offer Medicare for all.
5.    Make work pay.
6.    Secure Social Security.
7.    Return to fairer tax rates.
8.    End the wars and invest at home.
9.    Tax Wall Street speculation.
10.    Strengthen democracy.

To view the Contract for the American Dream in its entirety, click here.

The preamble to the “Contract for the American Dream” states:
 “We, the American people, promise to defend and advance a simple ideal: liberty and justice... for all. Americans who are willing to work hard and play by the rules should be able to find a decent job, get a good home in a strong community, retire with dignity and give their kids a better life. Every one of us – rich, poor or in-between, regardless of skin color or birthplace, no matter their sexual orientation or gender – has the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That is our covenant, our compact, our contract with one another. It is a promise we can fulfill – but only by working together.”

 

Contract for the American Dream

Press Conference to Launch the Campaign for the American Dream - 10/27/11 

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