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GAYLE MCLAUGHLIN
FOR MAYOR 2010

PO Box 5284,
Richmond, CA 94805
(510) 237-1456
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Re-elect Mayor Gayle McLaughlin
Anthony "Van" Jones
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Anthony "Van" Jones is an American environmental advocate, civil rights activist and attorney. Jones is a co-founder of three successful non-profit organizations. In 1996 he founded the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, a California non-governmental organization (NGO) working for alternatives to violence. In 2005 he co-founded Color of Change, an advocacy group for African Americans. In 2007 he founded Green For All, a national NGO dedicated to "building an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty." His first book, The Green Collar Economy, was released on October 7, 2008, and reached number 12 on the New York Times Best Seller list. In 2008, Time magazine named Jones one of its "Heroes of the Environment". Fast Company called him one of the "12 Most Creative Minds of 2008".

In March 2009 Jones was appointed by President Barack Obama to the newly-created position of Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, where he worked with various "agencies and departments to advance the administration's climate and energy initiatives, with a special focus on improving vulnerable communities." Jones resigned from the position in September, 2009. “On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me," Jones said in his resignation statement. "They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide."

Jones is currently a senior fellow at the Center For American Progress and a senior policy advisor at Green For All. Jones also holds a joint appointment at Princeton University, as a distinguished visiting fellow in both the Center for African American Studies and in the Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

He is a friend of Richmond, California and its people and a supporter of “Solar Richmond."
He also spoke at the inaugural ceremony of Mayor McLaughlin in January of 2007.

Anthony "Van" Jones
GAYLE MCLAUGHLIN FOR MAYOR 2010
PO Box 5284,  Richmond, CA 94805
(510) 237-1456   •  GayleForCouncil@gmail.com
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