Left-wing groups along with organized labor have banded together to hold a three day conference in Washington D.C. starting today.

The conference called “Take Back the American Dream” takes a page from the very successful “defending the American Dream” conferences that conservative group Americans for Prosperity has been holding across the country for the last several years and helped energize the Tea Party movement that has so vexed the left.

From the conference website.

Two years ago, the corporate-backed Tea Party didn’t just win an election. It won the argument. Conservatives defined the agenda that we’ve had to fight against ever since.

This year, to save the nation, progressives must get back on offense and drive the agenda. We have to win not only in November … but also in December.

The first step to victory: Join us at the June 18-20 “Take Back the American Dream” conference.

At Take Back the American Dream, Van Jones, Paul Krugman, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Ai-jen Poo, Sandra Fluke, Gov. Howard Dean, Melissa Harris-Perry, Chris Hayes, Katrina vanden Heuvel and many more will share ideas and forge the strategy to make sure that the 99% is heard.

We’ll also have leading activists from Rebuild the Dream, MoveOn.org, Occupy, 99% Spring, labor unions, civil rights and women’s rights groups who know how to win on the ground.

It’s About November — and December

In November, we have to win the White House — and win a big progressive majority in Congress. It won’t be easy, but the American majority is coming together.

Then in December, watch out.

The extreme right is already promising to hold the country hostage once more over raising the debt ceiling in order to force a “grand bargain” — gut Social Security and Medicare, cripple everything from food stamps to food safety, and accept mass unemployment as a grotesque “new normal.”

How do we stop this? Drive the debate. Mobilize our grassroots army. Make us impossible to ignore.

We will demand a “jobs first” strategy for recovery.

We will send the bill to those on Wall Street whose excesses made the mess we’re cleaning up.

We won’t ask working people to sacrifice when they’ve already swallowed needless cuts. We will insist on sacrifice from the multinationals still gaming the system, and the military still spending almost as much as the rest of the world.

We need you to bring the vision. You will shape the plan. And all of us will get it done.

Join us at the June 18-20 Take Back the American Dream conference to make victory possible.

We are the 99%. If we organize, if we force the debate, we can win not only the election but the argument. Not only November, but December.

We can do this. We just need you.

Corporate-backed Tea Party?  Oh, they must mean the “evil” Koch brothers who heavily  fund AFP, but the conference doesn’t have any other “corporate” sponsors that I am aware of.  Other conservative groups help co-sponsor the event, but it pales in comparison to who is backing this left-wing conference.

The website lists MoveOn.org, SEIU, AFSCME, The Communication Workers of America and the United Food and Commercial Workers Union to name but a few showing the powerful alliances that have come together to combat the right.

If the left gets its way and they manage to help get President Obama re-elected, maintain control of the Senate and somehow manage to wrest control of Congress from the Republicans, they will get their dream back- A socialist dream.

We can’t let that happen.

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