In 2005, Americans United For Change was founded to fend off President Bush’s top policy priority at the time: privatizing Social Security. Americans United For Change beat back President Bush, his allies in Congress and the special interests who sought to break the solemn promise America made to its senior citizens by dismantling Social Security with an expensive and risky privatization scheme. In 2006, Americans United For Change broadened its scope to build broad public and congressional support for action on a wide range of long-stalled policy issues.
‘Americans United for Change,’ along with a number of allies, launched the “Bush Legacy Project.” The tour bus is in Las Vegas today, but will be in Elko on Monday August 18th. The project’s goal is three-fold:
- Continually remind American voters why they have lost faith in President Bush and his agenda.
- To tie Bush and his agenda directly to the conservative brand and its followers.
- To highlight how Bush’s conservative economic, social and foreign policy agenda has failed — to shift the center of the political debate away from the conservative frame by demonstrating the failure of Bush’s policies.
‘Americans United For Change’ believe the tour will be a critical element in the ongoing effort to redefine American political values and to create an enduring progressive majority in America. Exhibits on the bus address the Iraq war, the Economy, Health Care, the Environment, Workers, Katrina, Education and a Progressive Vision.