|April 30, 2009|
Our mission is to advance ideas for the common good, your ideas! In this issue, read about how we have been doing this and how you can get involved, in person and online.
This month we organized and co-sponsored a number of events: intimate salon discussions where we listened to your ideas and high-profile celebrations where our staff built new connections to political and ideological leaders. Commonweal Institute supporters have also contributed ideas online, which we have published on our website and blog for the world to see.
The purpose of the infrastructure we are building at the Commonweal Institute is to collect fresh ideas from conversations with grassroots progressives (you) and communicate them effectively within the national power structure and to the general public. Your donations help us do this better and with greater impact.
On April 19, Norm and Sandy Coplon hosted a salon at their home in Portola Valley. Commonweal Institute's Executive Director, Barry Kendall, discussed his impressions of what is happening in Washington, DC at this time, and how people across the country can relate to the exciting changes that are happening.
On April 21, Commonweal Institute co-sponsored a dinner and presentation about the financial crisis by economist Chris Thornberg at the Adobe Lodge on the Santa Clara University campus. He assured his
audience that we are absolutely right if we think that Wall
Street doesn't care about ordinary Americans. Video footage of this event taken by Commonweal Institute Fellow Dave Johnson will appear on our website soon
Progressives in an Obama World
Attendance is limited and reservations are required. RSVP by calling (650) 854-9796 or e-mailing email@example.com
Progressive Ideas Network Discussion
Commonweal Institute supporter Richard Alexander contacted us recently with his idea to help the economy. We added his article to our website's Archive and created a blog post to call attention to it. An excerpt:
What do you think? You can add your comments directly to our blog by registering for an account.
Please welcome Commonweal Institute Interns Umayyah Cable and Raquel Castellanos who will be providing valuable assistance with research, communications and administrative tasks.
In This Issue:
Barry Kendall leads
"Celebrating New California Leaders" Event
Mona T. Brooks)
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