Let's say you're going to the White House. And some people who speak directly to the President of the United States talk to you and want to know what you think. What would you tell them? I'm going to the White House Friday.
On Friday, I've been invited to a series of briefings by senior White House staff and advisors, and breakout discussions on issues important both here in New Jersey and nationally. Friday is New Jersey day, a day those discussions will happen with an invited (and laboriously cleared by Secret Service) list from here. I'm the only one from our Blue Jersey frontpager staff going, but I'm certain several Blue Jersey readers have also been invited who are skilled forward-thinkers advancing good work all across New Jersey.
I should be clear that this is not a campaign event; not about re-election, but policy direction. It's through something called the Common Purpose Project. Think of it as a way for the White House and President Obama to keep lines of communication open with 'leaders of major progressive organizations' and those who work in progressive messaging.
We will be there the morning after the U.S. Supreme Court delivers its ruling on the Affordable Care Act, upon which so much hangs. So either way that goes, that's going to be a huge topic of discussion. I expect we'll also cover:
Economic Equality and Tax & Finance Fairness
Social Security & Medicare
So, back to the question: : What do you want me to tell them? What should I convey about the issues that are important to you that touch on the work the President does?
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