Over the past few days we have frequently seen and heard about Nancy Pelosi’s speech at the America’s Future Now conference where she was booed and shouted down by some activists, who weren’t conservatives, by the way. They were radical activists of another flavor. What we haven’t heard much about is what that conference was all about. Glenn Beck talked about it last night on his program. So I did some more digging this morning. This is from the AFL-CIO blog:
“With jobs and the economy at the center of the conference, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Tuesday will join with Jared Bernstein, executive director of the Obama administration’s Middle Class Task Force; New York Times columnist Bob Herbert and PolicyLink CEO Angela Glover Blackwell in a plenary discussion on “The New Economy: Demanding Jobs and Justice.”
Also Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will discuss her vision for “A New Prosperity.” Bill Scher, CAF’s online editor and blogger, previews her address here.
Speakers from the union movement include AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker; United Steelworkers (USW) President Leo Gerard; Karen Nussbaum, executive director of the AFL-CIO community affiliate Working America; and Larry Gold, AFL-CIO associate general counsel.
Some of the sessions on key topics for working people include: “Health Care Reform-The Next Step,” “Immigration Reform,” “Working Class Anger-Does It Go Left or Right?” “Next Generation Progressives,” “Holding Congress Accountable” and “Can Congress Work in Polarized Age?” Click here for the full conference agenda.
Also taking part in the conference are Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington; Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.); Democratic Reps. Alan Grayson (Fla.), Donna Edwards (Md.) and Barbara Lee (Calif.); former White House adviser Van Jones; former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean; NAACP President Benjamin Jealous; and Janet Murguía, president of the National Council of La Raza.”
Now, let me introduce you to a new resource blog I have just listed on my sidebar. It has some excellent reporting on this conference. And folks, let me tell you, this is important. It’s important to know what the other side is up to. And they have big plans for the rest of US. (See how the word US is the same as the initials for our country…how about that!~) NewZeal blog reported extensively on the America’s Future Now conference. They got the information from another blog at KeyWiki.org.
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