Rebuild the Dream

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Rebuild the Dream is an American center-left political organization founded in June 2011 by former Obama Administration advisor Van Jones and the group MoveOn.org.[1] It aims to counter the Tea Party movement.[2][3]

Principles[edit]

The group's central principles are outlined in the "Contract for the American Dream". [4][5][6][7]

  1. Invest in America'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.

Membership[edit]

Jones said on July 31, 2011 that the group had 127,000 members.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joseph William (November 26, 2011). "The return of Van Jones". Politico. 
  2. ^ Berman, Ari (June 23, 2011). "Van Jones Previews the American Dream Movement". The Nation. Retrieved August 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ Dickinson, Tim (June 23, 2011). "Van Jones on Rebuilding the American Dream". Rolling Stone. Retrieved August 1, 2011. 
  4. ^ Pappas, Alex (July 6, 2011). "Liberal activist Van Jones mimics Tea Party document". The Daily Caller. Retrieved August 1, 2011. 
  5. ^ Bedard, Paul (June 29, 2011). "Washington Whispers: Van Jones Joins Pushes 'American Dream' for MoveOn.org". U.S. News & World Report. Archived from the original on 28 July 2011. Retrieved August 1, 2011. 
  6. ^ Foreman, Lauren (July 16, 2011). "Jacksonians join national initiative to 'Rebuild the Dream'". The Jackson Sun. Retrieved August 1, 2011. 
  7. ^ Rebuild the Dream website
  8. ^ "Former Obama Adviser Brews A Different Tea Party". NPR. July 31, 2011. Retrieved August 1, 2011. 

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