Dear Rebuild the Dream member,
After the president's jobs speech last week, Washington is finally starting to pay attention to the fact that America desperately needs jobs. But those who want cuts are already pushing back, saying we can't afford to create jobs and should somehow cut our way to prosperity instead.
We need to keep the focus where it ought to be, and tell opponents that we need "Jobs Not Cuts."
When you see a button or bumper sticker you agree with, it feels great. It's reassuring to know you're not alone in your outlook on the world.
That's what the American Dream movement is all about: making it clear that we're not alone in our fight to reset our national priorities to reflect what we truly want.
That's why this fall there will be "Jobs Not Cuts" actions across the country. Our economy will recover and our long-term national debt will be reduced only by creating jobs, not cuts. People need to see this message everywhere they turn—and relay this message to their elected officials.
Visually showing your support for these actions and this movement is vital to its growth. What's happening is exciting and important. It matters that people see that you are a part of the American Dream movement.
Thank you for being a part of, and believing in, this movement.
–Van Jones and the rest of the Rebuild the Dream team