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Rebuild the Dream

Lifting Up Communities: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.05.2015 | Home
Ari Nessel

Every day, along with 40 other daily givers, I have the privilege of making seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. Our t...

Which Members of Congress Are Standing Up for Economic Decency - and Which 'Progressives' Aren't

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.13.2013 | Home
Norman Solomon

If you don't see the name of your Congress member on that list, you live in a House district without a representative standing up for economic decency.

WATCH: Prince Announces Chicago Concerts to Aid 'Rebuild The Dream'

Van Jones | Posted 11.18.2012 | Home
Van Jones

I have worked for social change for more than 20 years, fighting for causes as diverse as police reform, juvenile justice and green jobs. Over the years, I have come to believe that two major flaws are undermining our reform movements.

The New "Must Read": Joe Romm's Language Intelligence

Van Jones | Posted 10.15.2012 | Home
Van Jones

In a war of ideas, the weapon of choice is words. Even when equipped with better and more popular ideas, progressives are losing the fight on ideas because of how we communicate those ideas -- or fail to communicate them.

How Millennials and Students Won a Massive Victory on Loan Rates

Van Jones | Posted 09.17.2012 | Home
Van Jones

Washington wisdom doesn't always account for an outside game. And when everyday Americans stand up and fight for something they believe in, they often win.

Jason Cherkis

Ninety-Nine Percent Power: Activists Ready To Launch Dozens of Shareholder Demonstrations | Jason Cherkis | Posted 04.23.2012 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Last fall, the Occupy Wall Street movement ignited a national conversation on income inequality, corporate ties to conservative legislat...

Jason Cherkis

MoveOn, Labor Unions Aim To Teach 100,000 Occupy's Nonviolent Protest Tactics | Jason Cherkis | Posted 04.10.2012 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Boot camp is about to begin. On Monday and extending throughout this week, a coalition of progressive organizations from across the c...

Remembering MLK: Standing Up to the Dream Killers

Van Jones | Posted 06.04.2012 | Home
Van Jones

Today, April 4th, 2012, marks the 44th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination. It's a good time to reflect on the state of not only Dr. King's dream, but the American dream at large.

Ryan Grim

Van Jones Book Takes On Glenn Beck | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.03.2012 | Home

WASHINGTON -- If Van Jones was a symbol of President Barack Obama's secret leftist agenda at work, the Communist mole he tried to burrow in the White ...

How To Participate In The Coolest Aerial Art Project In Town

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 03.28.2012 | Los Angeles

Do you remember the epic block party at the end of the 1995 cult classic, "Empire Records"? Well, now it's our turn to "Damn The Man! Save The Emp...

How to Win FB Friends and Influence People

ProPublica | Posted 05.13.2012 | Home

Targeted online advertising is nothing new. But political campaigns and advocacy groups are increasingly adopting the same microtargeting tactics that companies use.

Tyler Kingkade

Students In California, New York Call For Millionaire's Tax | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.05.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- Thousands of students, union members and Occupy protesters are gathering Monday at the New York and California state capitols, calling for...

It's Our Turn: Celebrating MLK Day

Van Jones | Posted 03.13.2012 | Home
Van Jones

MLK day is a chance to look back and look ahead -- let's reflect on one of the most important movements of our past as a springboard for the ongoing fight for justice.

Defend Occupy Wall Street From Eviction

Van Jones | Posted 12.13.2011 | Home
Van Jones

This is about more than just one protest. What's at stake is the very right we have as Americans to speak out when we've been wronged, and to peaceably assemble as a community to seek redress from the government.

Tyler Kingkade

Unemployed Lobby Super Committee Members During Rally At Capitol | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.05.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Linda Evans cried Wednesday outside the U.S. Capitol building as she described the unemployment crisis and her own struggle to find work...

Tyler Kingkade

Van Jones: Progressives Should Be Like The Tea Party | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Former White House environmental adviser Van Jones is calling on progressive activists to be more like the Tea Party in order to take ba...

Van Jones: Progressives Launching 'October Offensive' To Rival Tea Party

Posted 12.01.2011 | Home

Former White House adviser Van Jones says that progressives are going to launch an "October offensive" to rival the Tea Party, in the spirit of the Ar...

Wall Street Protests: Which Side Are You On?

Van Jones | Posted 11.30.2011 | Home
Van Jones

Wall Street has long been the home of the biggest threat to American Democracy. Now it has become home to what may be our best hope for rescuing it.

Jobs: What Will It Take?

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 11.09.2011 | Home
Sarah van Gelder

If we want a real recovery, we need to rebuild our battered local and regional economies, reclaim our national wealth, and create ways of life that can thrive in today's era of limits.

Wanted: Americans to Rebuild the Dream

Pam Spritzer | Posted 11.06.2011 | Home
Pam Spritzer

Another Labor Day has passed, but the jobs crisis is far from over. What can we do to salvage the American Dream for the millions of hardworking people for whom life has become a nightmare of struggle and insecurity?

Van Jones: Want Jobs? Rebuild the Dream

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 10.19.2011 | Home
Sarah van Gelder

Few progressives look to Obama or the major parties for leadership in restoring the middle class and transitioning to a green, just economy. Instead, many are returning to building people's movements. Van Jones is one of them.

The Story We Need to Tell Ourselves: Bending the Arc of History Is the Work of Ordinary People (And We Are Those People)

David Levitus | Posted 10.17.2011 | Home
David Levitus

Across the board, we are beginning to see progressive organizations working to scale up the size and sophistication of their efforts. Groups that have previously focused on their own particular issues and communities are banding together.

Bigger Than the Tea Party

Van Jones | Posted 09.20.2011 | Home
Van Jones

The Tea Party has their message and their movement, and it continues to impact the debate in Washington. But the movement to save the American Dream is bigger. There is a silent majority of Americans who are fighting back, and many of them have been fighting alone.

Lucas Kavner

WATCH: From New York's Town Hall, Van Jones Announces A New 'Moral Movement' | Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.24.2011 | New York

After resigning from the White House Council on Environmental Quality almost two years ago in the face of a malicious campaign by some top conservativ...