Press Advisory

ADVISORY: The American Dream Movement

Fighting for the 99 Percent

October 7, 2011, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Washington D.C. – Tomorrow, as thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters continue to gather in cities across the nation, the Center for American Progress Action Fund and leaders of the American Dream Movement will host a discussion about what it will take for progressives to guarantee that the promise of America is possible for all Americans.

Since our nation’s founding, the American Dream meant that if you worked hard and played by the rules, you could make a good life for you and your family. But right now, most Americans only see the rich getting richer and the middle class getting crushed. Corporations are making record profits but not using that money to hire and not paying their fair share (if any) in taxes. The richest have seen their incomes quadruple while their tax rates were sliced in half. And today the top 1 percent of Americans own 40 percent of the nation’s wealth.

Can the American Dream—and with it the middle class—be saved? Millions of Americans, along with dozens of leading grassroots organizations, believe the answer is yes. They’ve joined together under a common banner: the American Dream Movement. Join them tomorrow to explore how we can reclaim the American Dream for the 99 percenters.

Featured panelists:
Gabe Gonzalez, National Campaign Director, Center for Community Change
Van Jones
, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress Action Fund; Co-founder and President, Rebuild the Dream
Heather McGhee
, Director, Demos’s Washington Office
Justin Ruben
, Executive Director,

Moderated by:
Jennifer Palmieri
, President, Center for American Progress Action Fund

October 7, 2011
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.

Center for American Progress Action Fund
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

Map & Directions
Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center

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