08 Sep '11, 9am
Van Jones on the American Dream 2.0 #socap11
Mr. Jones is working to ‘one up’ the Tea Party movement, using technology and tapping existing support networks. So far, the movement has trumped the Tea Party in terms of number of parties and organizations involved. The American Dream put up a platform with 70 brand name organizations. To date, they have hosted 800 house parties – double that of the Tea Party. They’ve had more media play and received over 24,000 ideas from around the nation on how to fix the economy. From this base, the American Dream is now working to broaden the coalition – reaching out to veterans, farmers, and teachers.