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Los Angeles, California, October 23, 2011 - A portrait of Van Jones at his home in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles. As Co-Founder and President of Rebuild the Dream, Jones is working on grassroots efforts to mobilize the left. Jones served as the green jobs advisor in the Obama White House in 2009 until resigning amid controversy over comments he made while an activist. He 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.