Coding Corps Alumni Spotlight: Kelvin Lightner

#YesWeCodeKelvin Lightner is a #YesWeCode Coding Corps 2017 alum. After attending the University of California, Berkeley and earning undergraduate degrees in legal studies and economics, Kelvin became a consultant at Deloitte.

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#cut50 Co-Founders Van Jones and Jessica Jackson Statement On Signing of the First Step Act into Law

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#cut50 co-founders Van Jones and Jessica Jackson attended a ceremony at the White House during which President Trump signed the First Step Act into law.

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Green For All Lights Up the Sky with Green New Deal Support

Green For AllGreen For All lights up the sky in cities across the country this holiday season to demand House Democrats support a Green New Deal.

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Van's 50th Birthday

Dream CorpsWhat an evening! Thank you to all who attended and all who supported a truly magical celebration. 

For those who missed the evening, you can still donate in Van's honor.

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AI Summit - Designing a Future for All

Dream CorpsDesigning a Future for All is a summit that will explore AI, its implications for the future of work, and its impact on communities and individuals that are at risk of being left behind. 

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Dream Corps Founder and Board Member Van Jones debuts his new show -- with Guest Jay-Z

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Founder and Board Member of the Dream Corps, Van Jones, launched a new show on CNN. His debut guest was the legendary Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter -- and they covered issues ranging from marriage and kids, to hate in the Trump era and the criminal justice system.

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San Francisco Magazine: A Refugee No Longer in Flight

Vien TruongBy Joanne Furio for San Francisco Magazine, December 6, 2017

If you want to see Vien Truong get angry, ask her about lead in paint chips.

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Dignity for Incarcerated Women

On July 11th, 2017, Senators Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren introduced the Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act, which seeks to reform how we treat incarcerated women. Between 1980 and 2014, the population of incarcerated women skyrocketed by more than 700%, outpacing the rate of male imprisonment by over 50%.

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Don't miss the WE RISE TOUR powered by #LoveArmy

Don't miss the remaining stops of the We Rise Tour powered by the #LoveArmy

Follow the latest tour news & progress with @wearelovearmy

 

In the current climate of hate and with the devastating news from Charlottesville, it is critical that we turn to each other -- not against each other. Join us in your local area for the We Rise Tour and join a community united against hate. 

Each stop is unique -- with different guests and interviews. Previous tour stops have included Senator Cory Booker, Nick Cannon, DJ Khaled, Russell Simmons, Fat Joe, Reverend Al Sharpton, Tip "T.I." Harris, Meek Mill, local artists and activists, and much more. Check out the highlight reel above to get a feel for what this tour is all about. 

New artists and leaders to be announced daily. 

You can get tickets directly from http://www.ticketmaster.com/Van-Jones-tickets/artist/2381166. If you are a #lovearmy member, please inquire about free tickets and discounts here.

WE RISE TOUR powered by #LoveArmy 

Remaining Dates:

Tuesday, August 15 Nashville, TN with Demi Lovato

Thursday, August 17 New Orleans, LA Saenger

Friday, August 18 Dallas, TX House Of Blues with Mark Cuban

Saturday, August 20 Las Vegas, House of Blues

100% of ticket proceeds benefit Dream Corps

Van Jones has made almost all stops available via Facebook Live on his page -- but nothing beats coming together in community and seeing this show in-person.

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A Time to Break the Silence

On Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 1 pm (your timezone), flashmobs and individuals will come together on a global day of song for #ICantKeepQuiet Day taking place the week of Dr. Martin Luther King's "Beyond Vietnam: Time to Break the Silence" speech, and his assassination.

 

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Van Jones has our back

Van Jones has our back. 

Van has a 25+year track record of fighting for us -- the underdogs from all parts of the country. 

Click bait headlines drive up ratings. Many people reacted to a clip and a headline, instead of hearing what Van said. Take a listen for yourself to Van's entire night of commentary:

Watch Van explain. . .again. The virus is mutating. A more Presidential Trump is a more dangerous Trump. We need to adjust our strategy so we can win. He also explained his own Messy Truth in front of a million viewers. 

And more than anything, take a look at some of the ways that Van has always had our back. On environmental issues, criminal justice, racism, rape culture, islamophobia, xenophobia and so much more, Van has been the voice that we need.

As Van says, it is not right vs. left. It is right vs. wrong. 

To the man who has always had ours -- We Got Your Back. 


Day of Revolutionary Love, Day of Rising

We’re reclaiming #ValentinesDay as a day of #RevolutionaryLove!

The Love Army is joining the Women's March on WashingtonV-Day, and thousands to reclaim #ValentinesDay as a Day of #RevolutionaryLove, Day of Rising. We resist all executive orders and policies that put people in harm’s way. We commit to fight for social justice through the ethic of love -- love for others, our opponents, and ourselves."

"It is our duty to fight for our freedom.
It is our duty to win.
We must love each other and support each other.
We have nothing to lose but our chains."
― Assata Shakur

Here are 3 ways to reclaim #ValentinesDay for #RevolutionaryLove!

1. Call Congress at 1-855-408-2357 and we will connect you to your representative to ask them to protect people in harm’s way in the name of justice and love.

2. If you're in NYC, join us in Washington Square Park at 6pm ET on February 14 for an Artistic Uprising & Call for Revolutionary Love. Together we will stand in solidarity and declare our moral resistance grounded in love. If you're not in NYC, tune into the event live stream tonight, find an event near you, or create your own event as part of V-Day’s massive annual #1BillionRising campaign to come together and end violence against all women and girls (cis, transgender and gender non-conforming).

#3 Post "#RevolutionaryLove is... " and fill in the blank with an idea, story or photo that shows what love means to you. Got some paper handy? Write a love letter or make a Valentine for others, our opponents, and ourselves. Cut out a heart from a piece of paper, write your note, and post a picture. Instructions here: www.revolutionarylove.net

Together we can change the way we talk about love in America and ground our #MoralResistance in the ethic of love for months to come! #Love Army #1BillionRising #WomensMarch.

Sign the declaration: www.revolutionarylove.net