Wonk Room’s Van Jones To Be White House Green Jobs Adviser

The Wonk Room would like to congratulate Center for American Progress Senior Fellow and Green for All founder Van Jones, who is joining the White House as the adviser for green jobs, enterprise and innovation.

Van Jones was a regular contributor to the Wonk Room, clearly expressing an inclusive vision for a green economy that benefits everyone, not just the few. He challenged progressives to stop “getting rolled by the Happy Meal politics” of conservatives, who sell unhealthy policies under feel-good slogans. In response to the $700 billion Wall Street bailout last October, he called for a “green bailout” to “retrofit and repower America using clean, green energy — and create millions of new jobs, in the process.”

Read all of his posts here.

Watch Van in action:


Van is a visionary, a unique voice, and a reliable friend. We wish him all the best.