In the past week, countless organizations-including ours-have shown that the 2008 election delivered a clear mandate for progressive change. The electorate chose not just a candidate but an agenda of economic security and opportunity, affordable qualtiy health care for all, the transformation to a low-carbon economy, ending two wars, and a new strategy for sustainable security. But now the question is: how do we actually accomplish such ambitious change? With an ongoing financial crisis and the looming prospects of a long and deep recession and sustained deficits, can we tackle these short-terms crises while moving ahead simultaneouosly on so many big issues?
Please join the Center for American Progress Action Fund for an important discussion of the practical path forward and the role that the enormity of our challenges could play in making more ambitious change possible.