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Van Jones biography

K. Anthony "Van" Jones (born September 20, 1968) is an American to promote environmental issues, civil rights activist and lawyer. Jones is co-founder of three non-profit organizations. In 1996 he founded the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, a nongovernmental organization in California (NGOs) working in alternatives to violence. In 2005 he co-founded the color change, a pressure group of African-Americans. In 2007 he founded Green for All, an NGO dedicated to "Building inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty."  His first book, The Green Collar Economy, published October 7, 2008, and reached 12 in New York Times best seller.  In 2008, Time magazine named Jones, one of its "Heroes of Environment". , Fast Company, he was invited by one of the "12 most creative minds in 2008 '.

In March 2009 Jones was appointed by the president's position Barack Obama newly created post of special adviser for green jobs, Business and Innovation in the White House Council on Environmental Quality, where he worked with several "agencies and departments to advance the administration's climate and energy initiatives, with special emphasis on the improvement of vulnerable communities. " In July 2009 it became" controversial " about the past political activities, including A public consultation nasty Republicans in Congress, his name in a request for, and allegations of association with a Marxist group in early 1990.  For these questions, Van Jones has been heavily criticized by conservatives.  Jones resigned in early September 2009.  "On the eve of historic battles for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a smear campaign against me fierce," Jones said in his statement of resignation.

"They use lies and distortions to distract and divide."
Jones is currently a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and a senior policy advisor of Green For All. Jones also has an agreement with Princeton University as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Center for African American Studies and the program, the politics of science, technology and environment at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affair.