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Van Jones

CNN Contributor; Best-Selling Author; Human Rights, Education & Clean Energy Advocate

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Van Jones Biography

Van Jones is a social entrepreneur, CNN political contributor and host of 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.

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

Jones is President & Founder of the nonprofit, Dream Corps -- a justice incubator that houses the following initiatives: #cut50, #YesWeCode, #GreenForAll, and #LoveArmy. All with the overarching goal to create innovative solutions that "close prison doors and open doors of opportunity."

Other social and environmental justice enterprises, including The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change, Rebuild the Dream, Dream Corps, and Magic Labs Media.

A Yale-educated attorney, Van has written three New York Times Bestsellers: The Green Collar Economy, the definitive book on green jobs; Rebuild the Dream, a roadmap for progressives; and most recently, Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came apart, How We Come Together.

In 2009, Van worked as the green jobs advisor to the Obama White House. There, he helped run the inter-agency process that oversaw $80 billion in green energy recovery spending.

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.

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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Books

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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    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.
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Van Jones

CNN Contributor; Best-Selling Author; Human Rights, Education & Clean Energy Advocate

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Van Jones Biography

Van Jones is a social entrepreneur, CNN political contributor and host of 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.

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

Jones is President & Founder of the nonprofit, Dream Corps -- a justice incubator that houses the following initiatives: #cut50, #YesWeCode, #GreenForAll, and #LoveArmy. All with the overarching goal to create innovative solutions that "close prison doors and open doors of opportunity."

Other social and environmental justice enterprises, including The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change, Rebuild the Dream, Dream Corps, and Magic Labs Media.

A Yale-educated attorney, Van has written three New York Times Bestsellers: The Green Collar Economy, the definitive book on green jobs; Rebuild the Dream, a roadmap for progressives; and most recently, Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came apart, How We Come Together.

In 2009, Van worked as the green jobs advisor to the Obama White House. There, he helped run the inter-agency process that oversaw $80 billion in green energy recovery spending.

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.

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

  • 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...
  • 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.
  • "Programming and Prejudice: Can Computers Be Racist?" | Talks at Google

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 speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment 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. 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 according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker 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 . 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 Hill Harper, Donna Brazile, Daymond John, Angela Davis, Dr. Michio Kaku, Anita Hill, Erin Brockovich, Spike Lee, Peter Diamandis, Randi Zuckerberg, Baratunde Thurston, Dr. Cornel West, Judy Smith, Ilyasah Shabazz, Adrian Grenier, Bill Nye, Jesse Williams, Stephen A. Smith, Julianne Malveaux and Ray Kurzweil. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Van Jones for an upcoming event.

Van Jones Speaker Videos

  • 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.
  • "Programming and Prejudice: Can Computers Be Racist?" | Talks at Google
    The World Around Us- Van Jones Zeitgeist Americas 2012
  • The Green Collar Economy - 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).

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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