I would never have known without reading the following from Greg Sargent.
A number of progressive worthies had drinks at the White House with the President, the First Lady and the Vice President.
“The gist was, `We’re gonna need people out there telling the story of the stimulus and telling the story about how much we need big health care reform and clean energy and green jobs,’” the attendee says.
Among those on the guest list: Labor leaders Jimmy Hoffa, Gerry McEntee and Andy Stern, MoveOn’s Eli Pariser; Sierra Club’s Carl Pope; Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richardson; and Joe Solomonese of Human Rights Watch.
Word of the gathering first leaked out when Ben Smith posted Andy Stern’s Twitter saying he’d just been at the reception.
This is a key development for progressive leaders; more soon.
There is more where this came from.