The Global Exchange office is buzzing with Human Rights Awards news. Just yesterday, we announced the winner of our People’s Choice Awards contest, PFC Bradley Manning. A big thank you to all those who participated in the nominating and voting for Manning and recognizing his role as a human rights hero.
Now, we have news that former Human Rights Awards Honoree, Van Jones, is making another mark on the world with his upcoming book, Rebuild the Dream. The book is set to be released tomorrow, April 4th on the 44th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination.
Rebuild the Dream is a candid narrative about Van’s personal lessons from being a grassroots organizer turned White House insider and back into a grassroots organizer. He reflects on the missteps made by both the Obama administration and our movement — as well as key insights on the rise of the Tea Party and Occupy/99% Movements.
When I started writing my new book, Rebuild the Dream, I was thinking about you and the millions of Americans like you who voted for hope and change in 2008. We found out that it was a lot harder than we thought…
…ultimately this book is just the prologue to what comes next, and that is why I wrote it for you. America is not broke. We are a rich nation, and we can do much better than we are doing.
We need a game plan for victories now and in the years to come. To win, we need to build a grassroots movement as big as anything we’ve ever seen — on scale with the historic civil rights movement. This book offers my best thinking about how we can get there.
We congratulate our friend and ally, Van Jones and his continued work to restore hope in our movement and rebuilding the American Dream.