The Campaign for America’s Future is organizing a National Teach-In on taking back the American Dream. The way it will work is that they are broadcasting a documentary called “The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann” on Tuesday, February 21 at 9:00pm eastern.The film will address the key questions of who causes this mess and how can we rebuild the American Dream.

So, they are encouraging people to organize small or large “Teach-Ins” where you arrange to show the documentary and then have discussion afterwards. If you plan to hold one, you can register it on their website and then individuals in your area looking to attend one can RSVP for yours.

We are reposting the key content of their home page here but recommend that you go to their website,, for more information and to register.


  • Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor
  • Heather McGhee, Demos
  • Leo Hindrey, businessman and “Patriotic Millionaire”
  • Natalie Foster, Co-Founder, Rebuild the Dream
  • Robert Borosage, Campaign for America’s Future

On the “National Teach-In to Take Back the American Dream” you’ll hear the real story about the economic crisis:

What corporations broke the law in their reckless pursuit of greed
What policies made it legal for banks to gamble with the stability of the global economy
Why so many millions were thrown out of their homes, or left to drown in underwater mortgages
Why our government won’t act to create jobs, even though the economists who saw the crisis coming know exactly what we need to do

Make This A Movement-Building Event

You can watch the program alone – and you will get a lot out of it. But this program will have the most impact when you’re watching it with others and make it a true community teach-in.

Click here to organize your own teach-in during the Feb. 21 “Teach-In to Take Back the American Dream” or connect with a teach-in already scheduled in your community.

On the right you’ll find a link to a Teach-In Host Guide that will give you tips on organizing a small or large gathering, and as well as links to teaching materials designed by Demos, MoveOn and Rebuild the Dream. And if enough of us do it, we can turn the “Teach-In” into a massive movement-building event!

We have the power to tell the true story of the economic mess to the American people. And when the truth is known, we can mobilize the people to demand bold action.

Join us on Feb. 21 at 9 p.m. Eastern/6 p.m. Pacific time, and help us get the truth out.


Who Caused the Mess?

How Can We Rebuild the American Dream?

A special broadcast of “The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann”

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
9 p.m. Eastern/6 p.m. Pacific

Hosted by Thom Hartmann

Click here to find the show in your area, or watch it online on this page.

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Use the hashtag #teachin to join the conversation

Have a question for the teach-in? Submit it!


You can submit a video question to and we may air it during the broadcast. (Please limit your video to 30 seconds or less and make sure the audio and video is of good quality.) You can also post a question for the teach-in on our Facebook page, or on Twitter using the hashtag #teachin and our Twitter name, @OurFuturedotorg.


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