Thursday, September 15, 2011
Via Daily Kos:
Today I had the opportunity to take part in a conference call with Congressional Progressive Caucus co chairperson Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN). The CPC held this jobs framework briefing to discuss how they are taking on the task of job creation in America. This briefing was held for people who showed up at the CPC Speak out for Jobs events held in eight U.S cities, from June-August and those who endorsed the pledge for economic opportunity. Rep. Ellison wanted his fellow Democrats and Progressives to know that the CPC heard them and was fighting for what they asked for.
The representative informed us that through these town hall events the CPC talked to over ten thousands American from all backgrounds, all with the same theme: the American dream is fading. We need to rebuild America from the bottom up, not the top down. Americans need more then just a job, Americans need a good job. Rep. Ellison hit the nail on the head when he stated “every good worker deserves a good American job” That statement is one of the main themes in the CPC framework for creating good, strong jobs for the American worker.
Mr. Ellison expressed the framework for the CPC job plan even further by saying, that job growth must focus on reviving manufacturing in the US. Reviving the American manufacturing sector will revitalize the American spirit and economy. We need those three words, made in the USA to mean something again. Rep. Ellison’s belief in the manufacturing sector can be summed up in his own words “Made in America tells you its the highest quality money can buy.” From this revitalization we can rebuild our roads, bridges and schools, lead the green revolution in retrofitting our buildings, more efficient appliances, electric cars. These steps will not only create jobs for American today, but will create jobs for future generations.