Anthony K. "Van" Jones is an environmental advocate and New York Times best-selling author. The co-founder of three non-profits (Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change and Green for All) he was named by Time magazine as one of its “Heroes of the Environment.” President Obama appointed Jones as Special Advisor for Green Jobs in March of 2009, a newly created position. He stepped down later that year, though, after coming under a hailstorm of criticism from conservatives for his past controversial political activities. Currently, Jones is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, a policy advisor for Green for All and is a Princeton University distinguished visiting fellow.
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