I always have time for entertainment/communications industry CEO Leo Hindery and Senator Byron Dorgan — and this morning I will be with both of them at a New America Foundation forum on what is needed to chart a credible new course for the US economy.
Both have been important leaders in calling for a policy pivot in the way the Obama administration thinks about high wage job creation, strategic national investments, manufacturing competitiveness, and infrastructure development.
The event will stream live tomorrow morning starting at 9 a.m. eastern — but I thought I’d share a video clip I did with Hindery a couple of weeks ago on the subject of green jobs — as well as a Financial Times oped titled “America Needs to Invest in Jobs — And Fast” that Leo Hindery co-authored with former U.S. Senator Donald Riegle.
If you are in DC, you are welcome to attend. Address information and schedule at this event link.
Congressman Bruce Braley (D-IA-1), among many other interesting policy practitioners, will be with us as well at the meeting just before going to the White House for the signing of the HIRE Act.
More in a few hours.
— Steve Clemons