written by bendygirl at Sunday, November 23, 2008
You might notice a new icon on the right to Realizing the Promise.
From their press release:
Grassroots leaders from every part of this country will engage directly with key members of Congress and the new administration,” said Deepak Bhargava, executive director of the Center for Community Change. “This is a chance to keep democracy alive after Election Day, and to make sure the voices of everyday people help shape policy.”
Realizing the Promise is an extension of the Heartland Presidential Forum held on December 1, 2007, in which then-Sen. Barack Obama pledged that grassroots leaders would help shape his agenda as president. The forum will also build on the momentum of more than 60 Faith and Democracy Forums and Community Values events held locally in the last few months around the country, sponsored by the Gamaliel Foundation’s affiliates and the grassroots partners of the Campaign for Community Values.
“The big problems we’re facing as a nation demand big solutions,” said Ana Garcia-Ashley, Southern Territory director of the Gamaliel Foundation. “We know that only through our faith and by working together can we make America work for all of us. We’ve heard from the politicians, now it’s time to hear from the people.”
Our newest Uniongal writer will be liveblogging the event.