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Jobs-First.org


Formerly Known as US1st.org

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Jobs-First.org


Formerly Known as US1st.org

Our vision

Jobs-First.org is a bold new 501(c)(4) group whose goal is to develop grassroots movement around a "Jobs-First Agenda" which focuses on creating good paying American jobs and growing an economy that works for everyone. 

OUR MISSION

Our  primary mission is to lobby members of Congress for a standalone Joint House and Senate Committee or “Caucus” on Job Creation, Economic Growth, and Global Competitiveness.

A "JOBS-FIRST AGENGA"

My case for an aspirational new message for the 2018 midterm elections (and beyond) during the "Optimistic Leftist" policy forum at the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC.

NEWS & UPDATES

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WHy now?


 

 

WHy now?


 

 

Because the American people believe that Congress and the White House do not spend enough time focusing on the most important issue to them: 1) JOBS and 2) the ECONOMY.

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Our Goals


Our Goals


A BOLD VISION

Change is difficult in any democracy and even more so in this hyperpartisan political environment.  Adding to the challenge is the fact that the many in Washington are all too willing to maintain the status quo and have little in pursuing major reforms.  So, Jobs-First.org works to upend the current norms by focusing on a unifying economic message based on four specific goals:

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ADVOCATE


 

 

ADVOCATE


 

 

For a New "Jobs Committee"

A standalone joint House/Senate Committee on Job Create, Economic Growth, & Global Competitiveness.  This committee would utilize experts to assemble best practices from around the world, create new policies, and act as a clearinghouse for all federal activities affecting jobs and the economy.

The Jobs Committee/Caucus will develop policy ideas and analyze their economic impacts for all 50 state and 435 congressional districts.  Members could incorporate these policies into their campaigns and could also assist members with talking points, policy forums, social media, op-eds, or economic studies.

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ESTABLISH


ESTABLISH


strategic economic objectives

One, five, and ten year Strategic Economic Objectives focused on increasing the US's ranking in the "Critical Pillars" of the World Economic Forum's, Global Competitiveness Report. Using these rankings allows policymakers to evaluate countries above the US, and determine which reforms should be enacted to surpass them.

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CREATE


CREATE


THE ECONOMIC POLICY & innovation CENTER (EPIC)

Create a federally funded think tank/venture capital firm called the Economic Policy & Innovation Center (EPIC).  EPIC's charter would be to employ the leading experts to seek out new policy ideas, analyze the costs, develop implementation plans, and coordinate with the committee staff to draft legislation.  As a venture capital firm, EPIC would help US companies to identify technological gaps and fund high-tech startups in order to address those shortfalls.

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Develop


Develop


TRANSFORMATIVE ECONOMIC REFORMS

All of these mechanisms are essential elements of US1st’s mission, but the ultimate goal of this organization will be to develop transformational new economic policies.  Most importantly, these reforms are designed to begin closing the gap between the US and our competitors, while eventually setting the stage for the US to maintain our status as the most competitive economic in the world.

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