One Nation Working Together: Liberal Response to the Teabaggers

by Ben Hoffman

We all deserve a just and fair chance to achieve the American Dream. Our national identity is rooted in the ideal that all people – regardless of race, class, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, heritage or ability – should have the opportunity to fulfill their potential.

One Nation Working Together will chart a bold, pragmatic path toward a more unified, sustainable, prosperous future by building support for these core principles and policy ideals.

Friday night (September 3) on “The Ed Show” on MSNBC, progressive talk show host Ed Shultz laid down a challenge for Americans to put aside their differences and come together. for what is truly needed and important in our country at this time: more jobs so that every person in America who wants to work can get a job and be able to support his or her family now and into the future. Schultz announced that he is joining the One Nation Working Together movement and will be a featured speaker at the October 2 One Nation Working Together march in Washington.

He proclaimed: “This is about now and this is about jobs. Labor has been under attack for the last thirty years. It is my motivation to be a part of this and to motivate the audience of this television show to get on this platform; to be a part of this march on Washington on October 2nd.”

Too many of our fellow citizens are hungry, homeless and hopeless in this country. And instead of indulging in the politics of fear and isolation that seem to dominate, we are coming together to work as one toward concrete goals that bring justice to our communities.

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