Saturday, October 29, 2011

How the 1% crashed the economy ~ @ReBuildDream @moveon

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"How the 1% Crashed our economy"

Host a teach-in
The American Dream Movement is organizing teach-ins nationwide on November 9. We have a simple presentation and discussion anyone can lead about exactly how the 1% crashed our economy and what we can do about it. Can you sign up to lead a teach-in?

Dear Ray,
How did 1% of the population end up with 40% of the wealth? Why have middle class wages been stagnant while America has grown richer by the year? And, most importantly, what can we, the 99%, do about it?
These are important questions worth discussing. So we're organizing "How the 1% Crashed the Economy" teach-ins across the country on November 9th. In living rooms, libraries, and community centers nationwide, we'll dig into the roots of the inequality in our country—and what we can do together to fix it.
But there's no teach-in in Jamaica yet. Can you host one?

Yes, I can host a teach-in.

You don't need to be an expert—we've worked with top progressive economists to put together a simple presentation and discussion that anyone can lead, focused on exactly what Wall Street did to crash our economy. Can you volunteer?

Yes, I can lead a teach-in on Nov. 9.

It's surprisingly easy. All you need is a space where folks can gather (anywhere from your living room to the local library would be great), a computer screen to display the presentation, and willingness to guide the conversation.

After you sign up to host, we will set you up with a complete set of slides and materials, so you can use it "straight out of the box." But we also invite you to add your ideas and make it your own. For example, maybe you know important facts or trends about the local economy in your area that ought to be discussed.

And once you confirm your teach-in we'll invite other Rebuild the Dream members to attend. It's a great way to start the real conversations we so desperately need in our country. Click here if you can host in Jamaica on Nov. 9:
Thank you for being a part of, and believing in, this movement.
–Natalie, Van, Billy, Jim, Ian, Somer, and the rest of the Rebuild the Dream Innovation Fund team

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