Last Tuesday night, the long campaign season came to an end. Now, the important work of governing must begin.
At the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, we urge our leaders – at the federal, state and local levels – to focus on the important issues we face to create a climate in which we can get __ million unemployed Americans, and 2 million unemployed Californians, back to work.
Here’s a secret most voters know, but not every elected official knows- It doesn’t mean taking America to the left, or to the right; it means moving America forward. It means Congress, and Sacramento, and City Hall, working together, just like the rest of us do every day.
And here’s a start. At the request of Senator Dianne Feinstein, the Leadership Group has developed a bi-partisan plan for America, with specific policy recommendations to create U.S. Manufacturing Jobs. The six-point plan is not exhaustive, but it’s a pretty strong start to help America compete against other nations. You can find it on our web site at svlg.org. Read it, and tell us what you think. Equally important, tell our elected leaders what you think.
After the fun of my wedding ceremony, the real work of being married began. After the exhilaration of the election, the real work of governing must begin.