Yes We Can! Long Island Inspires Progressive Movement on Long Island
Yes We Can! Long Island’s Founding Convention, Saturday, March 21, was a tremendous success. It drew 130 Long Islanders eager to grow the grassroots progressive movement in concert with President Obama’s agenda of hope and change.
We discussed five issues – healthcare, energy, the environment, diversity, and service to community – and developed a platform to advocate for. “America is the sum of our dreams … and what makes us one American family is that we stand up and fight for each other’s dreams,” our President, Marvin Kreutzberger said. “Everything we talked about is essential to our well-being, and to the survival of our children, particular their ability to remain on Long Island.”
At the conclusion, many members signed up for Organizing for America’s Pledge Project. A few went right out to the streets and were shown in a report on CNN.
Marvin gave the opening Introduction, laying out what Yes We Can! Long Island hopes to accomplish:
Jon Cooper, Suffolk County Legislator, who is considering a run for the US Senate, spoke next:
Maurice spoke about service, but started off his speech with inspiring words about what we as a nation need to accomplish:
Michael, a graduate student at Hofstra University spoke on the challenges our society faces today:
Over the coming months we will refine our positions and develop action plans. Your input and participation will determine our success. Please join with us.