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Letter from Van: Thank you! You did it!

Posted by Van Jones at Oct 17, 2008 11:56 AM |

I just got the news that The Green Collar Economy is now a New York Times bestseller!!

That's right. A book about our movement is on the most prominent bestseller list in the country. On behalf of everyone here at Green For All, I just have to say congratulations and thank you!

Three Saturdays ago, along with over 50,000 people, you called for Green Jobs Now. Together we put the green economy on the national agenda, through 674 events in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.The movement in Pittsburgh

And just two days later (yikes!), we asked you to make history again, by making The Green Collar Economy the first bestseller on green issues by a black writer. 

With no publicity dollars and no national media platform, it was a complete long-shot. But we knew that if our grassroots network got the word out, millions of people across the country would know that we can build a green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty.

And we did it!

Our nation and our leaders are beginning to turn to real solutions for our economic and environmental crises. You saw a student from Tennessee, Ingrid Jackson, stand up at the second presidential debate and ask the candidates about green jobs.  You read that Congress is talking about including green jobs in an economic stimulus package.  And you've heard Obama and McCain talk about green jobs more and more, recently.

Know that you did that.  You made those things happen.

This is a movement.  And it is your movement. 

With a whole lot of gratitude,

Van Jones

President and Founder
Green For All

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Posted by Seamas at Oct 18, 2008 10:04 PM
Awesome! Couldn't come at a better time.