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 


Love Thy Neighbor

With the forces of hate and intolerance on the march, good people must stand up and be counted.  

The #LoveArmy is joining Our Three Winners, a nonprofit founded to further the legacy of three beautiful, compassionate individuals - Deah Barakat, his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, and her sister Razan - who lost their lives two years ago on February 10th in a tragic hate crime murder committed by their next door neighbor.  

Together, we’re calling on people across the country to stand against hatred, xenophobia, and prejudice.  

We will not let attacks on immigrants and Muslims define who we are.   

There are people in our community who are in need of our support and friendship.  Every major religion values service and solidarity with our neighbors. It’s an age-old tradition. It’s an American tradition.  

In remembrance of Deah, Yusor, and Razan, and in support of all who are impacted by hate, here is what YOU can do right now to #LoveThyNeighbor:  

ACT:  Perform an act of kindness, service or solidarity for your neighbor or fellow community member this week.  Join thousands of others and share your experience with the hashtags #LoveThyNeighbor, #LoveArmy, and #OurThreeWinners, or share directly on our new Facebook page.

DONATE:  Support these frontline organizations fighting for refugees and against Islamophobia:  Our Three Winners: Project Refugee SmilesMPower Change, or DRUM (Desis Rising Up and Moving).   

SHARE:  Watch this video and share on social media with a personal message about #LoveThyNeighbor.

Join us as we #LoveThyNeighbor, stand against hate, and stand up for love.  

Sincerely,

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The #LoveArmy Team

P.S. We’re building our platform, and we’ve got some big plans for the coming weeks.  Please follow our brand new pages on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram to stay updated and to help us share the love!


Our First #LoveArmy Revival

On January 28th, 2017, the Dream Corps hosted our very first #LoveArmy Revival. Van Jones and India.Arie created a night of love, solidarity, and courage. 

You can watch the video of the speakers and performances (Check back soon for our final video cut):

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Check out the photo gallery of some beautiful moments

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And don't forget to sign up for the #LoveArmy and be the first to hear about upcoming revivals, actions and events in your area.


#LoveArmy Marches on Washington

Last Saturday we saw one of the largest protests in United States history. The #LoveArmy was proud to march on Washington in solidarity with over 1 million women to fight for an inclusive country where everyone counts and everyone matters. But, the Women’s March was only the beginning. It doesn't end there. Now is the time to get your friends, family, and community together to take action. Sign up to join the #LoveArmy at lovearmy.org and learn more about how you can fight hate with love + power. 

Check out some of our favorite photos from the march. 

 

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Watch Van Jones' speech at the Women's March: 

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"The Messy Truth" hosted by Van Jones returns to CNN

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Washington, D.C.—Jan. 5, 2017The Messy Truth, a Town Hall hosted by CNN Political Commentator Van Jones, will return to CNN for two nights, on Wednesday, Jan. 11 and Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 9pmET.

On Jan. 11, Jones will moderate conversations with Americans to reflect on President Obama’s legacy and look ahead to the Trump Presidential Inauguration.  Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm and former Republican Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina will also join the conversation and take questions from the audience.

The Town Halls will air on CNN, CNN International and will be live-steamed online and across mobile via CNNgo and CNN SiriusXM channel 116.

The Messy Truth will also be available On Demand the day after the linear premiere on cable VOD and on CNNgo via iPad, Roku, AppleTV, Amazon Fire, and desktop at www.cnn.com/go.


Join the #LoveArmy: #FightDifferent

The #LoveArmy is an alternative to the hate and divisiveness gaining momentum in our communities and in our country. Democracy doesn’t just happen on Election Day. Democracy happens every day, through every interaction we have and every action we take. As divided as we may be, we have far more in common than not. Despite our difference, our common pain should give us common purpose. Let’s work together to bring the country forward.

Watch Van Jones talk about how you can join the #Love Army 

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The Messy Truth

Check out The Messy Truth, Van's first TV Special on the playlist below:

And to read more about why & how Van took on these difficult conversations, check out some of these press hits:

And this is not new post-election. Van had "messy truth" conversations before the election with our pals from Meridian Hill Pictures. To check out his pre-election conversations, see below:

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Don't let Trump ruin your Thanksgiving!

Advice from Van Jones.

Headed home for the holidays? Thinking about how to talk with Trump supporters in your family?  

Van offers some advice based on his experience talking to people with different views -- around the country, on the set of CNN, and among his circle of friends.  Here’s the headline: STAY HUMAN.

More specifically:

  1. Listen empathically

  2. Speak authentically

  3. Expect to be surprised

We at the Dream Corps headquarters in Oakland wish you the very best.  You are part of a growing community of people around the Dream Corps who are guided by a fierce abiding love for humanity.  We are working to get you better connected to each other. Please help by sharing your Thanksgiving plans and experiences on our Facebook page.

Our team has compiled a few additional resources that might be helpful to you this Thanksgiving.  Our friends at Showing up for Racial Justice (SURJ) are running up a text message holiday hotline. Some of our staff found this article helpful:“Understanding Trump” by George Lakoff.  And this crowdsourced document circulating on social media “How to talk to your loved ones about a Donald Trump presidency” has some stuff we found helpful.  

If you have other good resources, please share them on our Facebook page.

We appreciate you!  You can help us grow the Dream Corps.  Share this post, Make a donation, and encourage your friends to join us.


WhiteLash: Van describes the nightmare for parents, people of color, muslims, immigrants

"It is hard to be a parent tonight for a lot of us. You tell your kids, "don't be a bully." You tell your kids, "don't be a bigot. You tell your kids do your homework and be prepared. And then you have this outcome. You have people putting their kids to bed tonight... who are afraid of how do I explain this to my children "



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