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Van Jones

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CEO of REFORM Alliance, CNN host, Emmy Award-winning Producer & NY Times Best-Selling Author

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 Van Jones Biography

Van Jones is the CEO of REFORM Alliance, a social entrepreneur, CNN political commentator and host of Redemption Project and The Van Jones Show on CNN. Famous for his heart-felt election night coverage, Jones showed up as “the voice of reason” for people in red states and blue throughout the volatile 2016 political season. In 2019, Van and his team at #cut50 succeeded in passing the FIRST STEP Act (a bipartisan Federal bill that the New York Times calls the most substantial breakthrough in criminal justice in a generation).

Jones has founded and led numerous social enterprises engaged in social and environmental justice.

These include:

  • The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, which promotes criminal justice reform
  • Color of Change, which works for racial fairness through its over one million members
  • Rebuild The Dream, a 21st Century "think tank" that champions innovative solutions to fix the U.S. economy and uplift the next generation. which promotes innovative policy solutions.
  • The Dream Corps, an organization that brings people together to solve America's toughest problems. The Dream Corps' major initiatives are: #YesWeCode, aimed to help 100,000 young women and men from underrepresented backgrounds find success in the tech sector; #cut50, an initiative focused on making communities safer while reducing the number of people in our prisons and jails. And Green For All, which advances environmental solutions that prioritize families and workers living on the frontlines of some of the worst pollution in America. In response to much civil unrest and energy post-election, Jones launched the #Love Army -- a values based movement that is working for an America where everyone counts.
  • Magic Labs Media, founded by Jones and where he currently serves as its President.

Jones is a Yale-educated attorney. He is the author of three New York Times best-selling books, The Green Collar Economy (2008) and Rebuild the Dream (2012) and Beyond the Messy Truth (2017). He was the main advocate for the Green Jobs Act. Signed into law by George W. Bush in 2007, the Green Jobs Act was the first piece of federal legislation to codify the term “green jobs.” During the Obama Administration, the legislation has resulted in $500 million in national funding for green jobs training.

In 2009, Jones worked as the green jobs advisor to President Barack Obama. In this role, Jones helped to lead the inter-agency process that oversaw the multi-billion dollar investment in skills training and jobs development within the environmental and green energy sectors. Together with #cut50, Van succeeded in passing the FIRST STEP Act (a bipartisan Federal bill that the New York Times calls the most substantial breakthrough in criminal justice in a generation).

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." In 2017, Van Jones signed a management deal with Roc Nation, becoming the first political commentator & activist in their family. Jones lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife & two children.

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Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together

Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together

Rebuild the Dream

Rebuild the Dream

The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems

The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems

Speaking Topics
  • American Dream 2.0 / Creating an economy that works for everyone

    Imagine a new economy, where the founding principle of our country— liberty and justice for all— is deeply rooted in our economic philosophy and design, where businesses can profit alongside flourishing communities. To achieve this prosperity, we need to transform our ideas and understanding around ownership and wealth-
    • transcending consumerism, transforming corporations, and revitalize communities. We need to build institutions that expand and unite these seemingly small and disparate strategies. New economy is not a revolution-
    • it’s an evolution, a long-term plan that re-imagines capitalism with intent, and creates businesses with conscious design that respects communities and environment.

  • Rebuild The Dream: The Next American Economy

    Right now the American Dream is under siege. Tens of millions of willing workers can’t find jobs. Millions of homeowners have lost their homes to foreclosure and millions more are underwater. Instead of investing in our shared future, politicians are giving tax breaks to the rich and then slashing vital services families depend on. Rather than expanding protections for the middle class during these difficult economic times, they’re trying to gut workers’ rights. But a new movement is rising all across America to fight back. It was born among the teachers, students, firefighters and nurses of Wisconsin who took over their Capitol to stop Governor Walker’s power grab. Now it’s spreading as millions of other Americans–inspired by the events in Madison, Wisconsin–stand up to say “No” to right-wing attacks on the middle class. Van Jones called this new wave of energy the “American Dream Movement.” It’s growing stronger by the day, and it’s not going away until Americans can find jobs, afford to go to college, retire with dignity, and secure a future for their children and their communities.

  • America is NOT broke: Rebuild The Dream

    We often hear people say that America is broke. When we look around, families are suffering. Americans are losing their jobs and their homes. Students are forced to take out more loans to pay for ever-rising tuition. But is America really broke? America is still the richest country in the world. American corporations continue to invent new technologies, and Wall Street banks are raking in record profits. So what can we do to restore prosperity, liberty and justice for all
    • not just for some? The American Dream of opportunity for all is under siege today. But a new movement is rising across the country to fight back. Born in 2011
    • the year of economic protest, from Wisconsin to Wall Street
    • this grassroots stirring is championing the cause of the middle class and all those who aspire to join it.

  • Green Jobs and Sustainability

    Provocative and cutting edge, Van delivers a viable plan for solving the two biggest issues facing the country today—the economy and the environment.

  • Election 2016 – Protest & Politics In Age Of Twitter

    Van has unique insight into America’s turbulent political scene. He has worked closely with political players at all levels – and across the spectrum. On the left, he has been allied with everyone from Richard Branson to Black Lives Matter. On the right, he has campaigned to win criminal justice reform alongside Newt Gingrich and Koch Industries. George W. Bush signed his first legislative proposal, the Green Jobs Act. Then President Obama appointed him to be special advisor on green jobs. Most recently, Van was "on the ground" in Ferguson, Charleston and Selma (for the 50th anniversary of the historic civil rights march there).

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Van Jones

5 out of 5

CEO of REFORM Alliance, CNN host, Emmy Award-winning Producer & NY Times Best-Selling Author

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Van Jones Biography

Van Jones is the CEO of REFORM Alliance, a social entrepreneur, CNN political commentator and host of Redemption Project and The Van Jones Show on CNN. Famous for his heart-felt election night coverage, Jones showed up as “the voice of reason” for people in red states and blue throughout the volatile 2016 political season. In 2019, Van and his team at #cut50 succeeded in passing the FIRST STEP Act (a bipartisan Federal bill that the New York Times calls the most substantial breakthrough in criminal justice in a generation).

Jones has founded and led numerous social enterprises engaged in social and environmental justice.

These include:

  • The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, which promotes criminal justice reform
  • Color of Change, which works for racial fairness through its over one million members
  • Rebuild The Dream, a 21st Century "think tank" that champions innovative solutions to fix the U.S. economy and uplift the next generation. which promotes innovative policy solutions.
  • The Dream Corps, an organization that brings people together to solve America's toughest problems. The Dream Corps' major initiatives are: #YesWeCode, aimed to help 100,000 young women and men from underrepresented backgrounds find success in the tech sector; #cut50, an initiative focused on making communities safer while reducing the number of people in our prisons and jails. And Green For All, which advances environmental solutions that prioritize families and workers living on the frontlines of some of the worst pollution in America. In response to much civil unrest and energy post-election, Jones launched the #Love Army -- a values based movement that is working for an America where everyone counts.
  • Magic Labs Media, founded by Jones and where he currently serves as its President.

Jones is a Yale-educated attorney. He is the author of three New York Times best-selling books, The Green Collar Economy (2008) and Rebuild the Dream (2012) and Beyond the Messy Truth (2017). He was the main advocate for the Green Jobs Act. Signed into law by George W. Bush in 2007, the Green Jobs Act was the first piece of federal legislation to codify the term “green jobs.” During the Obama Administration, the legislation has resulted in $500 million in national funding for green jobs training.

In 2009, Jones worked as the green jobs advisor to President Barack Obama. In this role, Jones helped to lead the inter-agency process that oversaw the multi-billion dollar investment in skills training and jobs development within the environmental and green energy sectors. Together with #cut50, Van succeeded in passing the FIRST STEP Act (a bipartisan Federal bill that the New York Times calls the most substantial breakthrough in criminal justice in a generation).

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." In 2017, Van Jones signed a management deal with Roc Nation, becoming the first political commentator & activist in their family. Jones lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife & two children.

Van Jones Videos

  • Woman confronts Van Jones at CPAC
    CNN's Van Jones chronicles his experiences at the 2019 Conservative Political Action Conference.
  • Van Jones' Keynote at EMA IMPACT 2017
    Van Jones' gives an emotional and impelling keynote at the first annual EMA IMPACT Summit. Ecological solutions are economical solutions; ...
  • "Programming and Prejudice: Can Computers Be Racist?" | Talks at Google
    Google’s Decoding Race Series - is the first step of a longer-term strategy - intended to inform and empower Googlers to have open and constructive...

Van Jones Books

Speaker Lists Featuring Van Jones

Van Jones Speaking Topics

  • American Dream 2.0 / Creating an economy that works for everyone

    Imagine a new economy, where the founding principle of our country— liberty and justice for all— is deeply rooted in our economic philosophy and design, where businesses can profit alongside flourishing communities. To achieve this prosperity, we need to transform our ideas and understanding around ownership and wealth-
    • transcending consumerism, transforming corporations, and revitalize communities. We need to build institutions that expand and unite these seemingly small and disparate strategies. New economy is not a revolution-
    • it’s an evolution, a long-term plan that re-imagines capitalism with intent, and creates businesses with conscious design that respects communities and environment.

  • Rebuild The Dream: The Next American Economy

    Right now the American Dream is under siege. Tens of millions of willing workers can’t find jobs. Millions of homeowners have lost their homes to foreclosure and millions more are underwater. Instead of investing in our shared future, politicians are giving tax breaks to the rich and then slashing vital services families depend on. Rather than expanding protections for the middle class during these difficult economic times, they’re trying to gut workers’ rights. But a new movement is rising all across America to fight back. It was born among the teachers, students, firefighters and nurses of Wisconsin who took over their Capitol to stop Governor Walker’s power grab. Now it’s spreading as millions of other Americans–inspired by the events in Madison, Wisconsin–stand up to say “No” to right-wing attacks on the middle class. Van Jones called this new wave of energy the “American Dream Movement.” It’s growing stronger by the day, and it’s not going away until Americans can find jobs, afford to go to college, retire with dignity, and secure a future for their children and their communities.

  • America is NOT broke: Rebuild The Dream

    We often hear people say that America is broke. When we look around, families are suffering. Americans are losing their jobs and their homes. Students are forced to take out more loans to pay for ever-rising tuition. But is America really broke? America is still the richest country in the world. American corporations continue to invent new technologies, and Wall Street banks are raking in record profits. So what can we do to restore prosperity, liberty and justice for all
    • not just for some? The American Dream of opportunity for all is under siege today. But a new movement is rising across the country to fight back. Born in 2011
    • the year of economic protest, from Wisconsin to Wall Street
    • this grassroots stirring is championing the cause of the middle class and all those who aspire to join it.

  • Green Jobs and Sustainability

    Provocative and cutting edge, Van delivers a viable plan for solving the two biggest issues facing the country today—the economy and the environment.

  • Election 2016 – Protest & Politics In Age Of Twitter

    Van has unique insight into America’s turbulent political scene. He has worked closely with political players at all levels – and across the spectrum. On the left, he has been allied with everyone from Richard Branson to Black Lives Matter. On the right, he has campaigned to win criminal justice reform alongside Newt Gingrich and Koch Industries. George W. Bush signed his first legislative proposal, the Green Jobs Act. Then President Obama appointed him to be special advisor on green jobs. Most recently, Van was "on the ground" in Ferguson, Charleston and Selma (for the 50th anniversary of the historic civil rights march there).

FAQs on booking Van Jones

  • How to book Van Jones?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Van Jones for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Van Jones, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Van Jones or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Van Jones?

    Booking fees for Van Jones, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Van Jones, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Van Jones?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Van Jones for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Van Jones for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Van Jones or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Van Jones or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Van Jones is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as American Dream 2.0 / Creating an economy that works for everyone, Rebuild The Dream: The Next American Economy, America is NOT broke: Rebuild The Dream, Green Jobs and Sustainability and Election 2016 – Protest & Politics In Age Of Twitter. The estimated speaking fee range to book Van Jones for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Van Jones generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Daymond John, Dr. Michio Kaku, Peter Diamandis, Angela Davis and Magic Johnson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Van Jones for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Van Jones Speaker Videos

  • Woman confronts Van Jones at CPAC
    CNN's Van Jones chronicles his experiences at the 2019 Conservative Political Action Conference.
    Van Jones' Keynote at EMA IMPACT 2017
    Van Jones' gives an emotional and impelling keynote at the first annual EMA IMPACT Summit. Ecological solutions are economical solutions; ...
  • "Programming and Prejudice: Can Computers Be Racist?" | Talks at Google
    Google’s Decoding Race Series - is the first step of a longer-term strategy - intended to inform and empower Googlers to have open and constructive conversations on race, and its...
    Van Jones Keynote Speech #LoveArmy #MPAC16
    "Sometimes God selects a people and puts a burden on them, not to destroy them but so they can do something magnificent. American Muslims have been chosen to save a great nation and a great religion...
  • LBCC - Student Equity Speaker Series: Van Jones, Parts 1, 2 & 3
    This Speaker Series, recorded November 1, 2016, is sponsored by the Student Equity Initiative. To learn more about Student Equity at Long Beach City College, go to...
    The World Around Us- Van Jones Zeitgeist Americas 2012
    The World Around Us-- Van Jones, Co-founder, Rebuild the Dream. As we pass 7B people, we are becoming increasingly connected. How do we advance our companies, countries, and lives for this new...

Van Jones Speaking Topics

  • American Dream 2.0 / Creating an economy that works for everyone

    Imagine a new economy, where the founding principle of our country— liberty and justice for all— is deeply rooted in our economic philosophy and design, where businesses can profit alongside flourishing communities. To achieve this prosperity, we need to transform our ideas and understanding around ownership and wealth-
    • transcending consumerism, transforming corporations, and revitalize communities. We need to build institutions that expand and unite these seemingly small and disparate strategies. New economy is not a revolution-
    • it’s an evolution, a long-term plan that re-imagines capitalism with intent, and creates businesses with conscious design that respects communities and environment.

  • Rebuild The Dream: The Next American Economy

    Right now the American Dream is under siege. Tens of millions of willing workers can’t find jobs. Millions of homeowners have lost their homes to foreclosure and millions more are underwater. Instead of investing in our shared future, politicians are giving tax breaks to the rich and then slashing vital services families depend on. Rather than expanding protections for the middle class during these difficult economic times, they’re trying to gut workers’ rights. But a new movement is rising all across America to fight back. It was born among the teachers, students, firefighters and nurses of Wisconsin who took over their Capitol to stop Governor Walker’s power grab. Now it’s spreading as millions of other Americans–inspired by the events in Madison, Wisconsin–stand up to say “No” to right-wing attacks on the middle class. Van Jones called this new wave of energy the “American Dream Movement.” It’s growing stronger by the day, and it’s not going away until Americans can find jobs, afford to go to college, retire with dignity, and secure a future for their children and their communities.

  • America is NOT broke: Rebuild The Dream

    We often hear people say that America is broke. When we look around, families are suffering. Americans are losing their jobs and their homes. Students are forced to take out more loans to pay for ever-rising tuition. But is America really broke? America is still the richest country in the world. American corporations continue to invent new technologies, and Wall Street banks are raking in record profits. So what can we do to restore prosperity, liberty and justice for all
    • not just for some? The American Dream of opportunity for all is under siege today. But a new movement is rising across the country to fight back. Born in 2011
    • the year of economic protest, from Wisconsin to Wall Street
    • this grassroots stirring is championing the cause of the middle class and all those who aspire to join it.

  • Green Jobs and Sustainability

    Provocative and cutting edge, Van delivers a viable plan for solving the two biggest issues facing the country today—the economy and the environment.

  • Election 2016 – Protest & Politics In Age Of Twitter

    Van has unique insight into America’s turbulent political scene. He has worked closely with political players at all levels – and across the spectrum. On the left, he has been allied with everyone from Richard Branson to Black Lives Matter. On the right, he has campaigned to win criminal justice reform alongside Newt Gingrich and Koch Industries. George W. Bush signed his first legislative proposal, the Green Jobs Act. Then President Obama appointed him to be special advisor on green jobs. Most recently, Van was "on the ground" in Ferguson, Charleston and Selma (for the 50th anniversary of the historic civil rights march there).

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