Finally evidence emerges of Common purpose at work in USA: the Common Purpose Project Washington DC uniting top left-leaning Obama officials. The Common Purpose Project meets "every Tuesday afternoon at the Capitol Hilton" in Washington, DC, and "brings together the top officials from a range of left-leaning organizations, from labor groups like Change to Win to activists like MoveOn.org, all in support of the White House's agenda. The group has an overlapping membership with a daily 8:45 a.m. call run by the Center for American Progress' and Media Matters' political arms; with the new field-oriented coalition Unity '09; and with the groups that allied to back the budget as the Campaign to Rebuild and Renew America Now. Unlike those other groups, however, the Common Purpose meeting has involved a White House official, communications director Ellen Moran, two sources familiar with the meeting said. It's aimed, said one, at 'providing a way for the White House to manage its relationships with some of these independent groups.' The group's founder, political consultant and former Gephardt aide Erik Smith, described it in general terms after others had confirmed its existence.
Quotes from Obama and Brown reported Sunday telegraph 2 March 2008. Barack Obama Iowa Dec 2007....... "You've shared with me your stories....A politics of COMMON PURPOSE...So that our young people can achieve their dreams.........I believe in the power of the American people".
Gordon Brown Birmingham March 2008......"The stories people have shared with me.......Our COMMON PURPOSE.........What Britain can achieve in the future..........I believe that everybody has a talent."