Van Jones

Van Jones

The New York Times Best-selling Author and CNN Political Commentator

Van Jones is a CNN political commentator, author, and founder of Dream Corps, Rebuild The Dream, Green For All, and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and Color of Change. He has written two New York Times best-selling books, The Green Collar Economy and Rebuild the Dream. His second book chronicles his journey as an environmental and human rights activist to becoming a White House policy advisor.

He was the main advocate for the Green Jobs Act, the first piece of federal legislation to codify the term “green jobs.” During the Obama Administration, Mr. Jones worked as the Green Jobs advisor and helped lead the interagency process that oversaw the investment in skills training and jobs development within the environmental and green energy sectors.

Mr. Jones has been honored with numerous awards and spotlighted on several lists of high achievers, including the World Economic Forum’s “Young Global Leader” designation; Rolling Stone’s 2012 “12 Leaders Who Get Things Done”; TIME’s 2009 “100 Most Influential People in The World”; and the Root’s 2014 “The Root 100.”

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