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American Dream Movement Demands 'Jobs Not Cuts' on Capitol Hill | The Nation

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George Zornick

George Zornick

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American Dream Movement Demands 'Jobs Not Cuts' on Capitol Hill

The “Take Back the American Dream” conference concluded in Washington today with a rally on Capitol Hill calling for an end to austerity measures and dramatically increased efforts at job creation. Representatives Keith Ellison and Raul Grijalva, co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive caucus, joined Van Jones, union leaders and unemployed Americans at the rally, which attracted about 350 people.

The Nation was there and shot this video:

The conference’s final day began with a speech from Elizabeth Warren, delivered by phone from Massachusetts on the heels of her first Democratic primary debate last night. She told the crowd that “Washington is wired for those who can hire armies of lobbyists and lawyers,” and said, “This is a fight we must fight, and this is a fight we must win.” 

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