Van Jones Quotes.
Now we stand at our own crossroads, looking out upon two futures: one with rising temperatures, rising oceans, and rising violence on a hot and strip-mined planet and another with expanding organic harvests, growing solar arrays, and deepening global partnerships on a green and thriving Earth.
Trump is much, much worse than people understand. A lot of his supporters are actually much, much better than people know. Most of his supporters are not signed up for an authoritarian coup. Most of his supporters are signing up for better jobs for themselves.
It’s in that convergence of spiritual people becoming active and active people becoming spiritual that the hope of humanity now rests.
Environmental justice is the movement to ensure that no community suffers disproportionate environmental burdens or goes without enjoying fair environmental benefits.
The green economy should not just be about reclaiming throw-away stuff. It should be about reclaiming thrown-away communities. It should not just be about recycling things to give them a second life. We should also be gathering up people and giving them a second chance.
Listen, here’s reality. It is completely unfair and absolutely necessary that people who have been oppressed and marginalized have to lead everybody. That is MLK, that is Dolores Huerta, that is Fannie Lou Hamer, that is Ella Jo Baker, that is Nelson Mandela. You walk down the line.
I cannot in good conscience ask my colleagues to expend precious time and energy defending or explaining my past. We need all hands on deck, fighting for the future.
Come, then, let us go forward together with our united strength – and win a better future for generations to come.
The usual pattern of demagogues is to promise the moon, fail to deliver, and then blame vulnerable others for those failures.
In a democracy, you won’t always get to have your way. But you should always get to have your say.
When it gets harder to love, love harder.
No one is above the law, and no one is beneath the law.
America should be leading the world in green and clean solutions, and human rights. We shouldn’t be leading the world in wars and incarceration rates and pollution. We can be a better country. I think we’re going to be a better country.
Stop using your phones and laptops as toys and use them to start a revolution.
If the road to social transformation can be paved only by saints who never make mistakes, the road will NEVER be built.
If we stand for change, we can spark a popular movement with power, influence, magic and genius.
The message is going to be the same. It’s very simple. We’re either going to turn to each other or on each other.