He's a committed activist who thinks Republicans are " assholes ". At a speech in San Francisco in February , Jones spoke out on behalf of underwater home owners, saying, "They call it class warfare It launched the Green-Collar Cities Program to help cities build local green economies and started the Green for All Capital Access Program to assist green entrepreneurs. These are fair solutions and ones that sorely need to be implemented if many in the media, including CNN, were being serious when talking about a need for soul searching and being more transparent with its audiences in an effort to rebuild trust for an otherwise broken Fourth Estate. In early , Jones launched YesWeCode, an initiative aiming to "teach , low-income kids to write code". Archived from the original on February 3, Someone besides Dick Cheney swearing!
If Obama Gives Up On Green Jobs Czar Van Jones, Then He's A Coward
He describes his "viable plan for solving the two biggest issues facing the country today—the economy and the environment. Afghanistan all screwed up. Now, obviously, just because somebody calls and says, 'Officer so-and-so did something to me,' doesn't mean it actually happened, but if you get two, four, six phone calls about the same officer, then you begin to see a pattern. Yes, this would make a good choice No, never mind. On April 15, , Jones spoke at Powershift in Washington, DC, addressing more than 10, students on issues of climate justice and standing up for underrepresented communities. The Green-Collar Jobs Campaign was Jones' first effort to combine his goals of improving racial and economic equality with mitigating environmental damage.
Part of what made Jones popular was telling it like it is. One of those electors is Chris Suprun, a Republican elector from Texas. As my colleague Addie Stan notes:. People are just going to have to deal with it. So it's no longer just conservation but it's conservation, plus regulation, trying to regulate the bad, and that wave kind of continued to be developed and got kind of a 2.
Bob McDonnell I was foolish. Robert Gibbs He misspoke. Jones' appointment was criticized by conservative media such as WorldNetDaily and Fox News commentator Glenn Beck , who mentioned Jones on fourteen episodes of his show. Jones and Green For All used "a combination of emails and phone calls to friends, bloggers, and a network of activists" to reach millions of people. In America we ultimately judge people on what they are doing today for tomorrow and not what they did yesterday. In Richardson, Nan ed.