Monday, September 7, 2009
Late last night, Van Jones resigned from his position with the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Many are left with pain and anger after seeing a leader of integrity, vision, and commitment targeted by hateful personal attacks. Van stepped down in service to this movement. He felt that fighting the attacks would draw attention to him and detract from this mission.
Now, our challenge is to turn our disappointment and anger into action and renewed resolve for our common goals.
Like the great social justice movements of the 20th century, the movement for an inclusive green economy is based in the most fundamental American values: equality, justice, and opportunity for all.
But opponents are attacking the movement with scare tactics, seeking to undermine change.
Please sign this petition in support of the green jobs movement, and the values it stands for. I did!