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Van Jones Kicks off American Dream Movement with Energetic Rally and Speech at NYC's Town Hall

Van Jones has a clear message for Americans feeling the brunt of the economic downturn - help is on the way, and we mean business.

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“How do you discourage an algorithm?” Jones joked.

He added that he is seeking a rollback of the Bush tax cuts, the recall of US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the elimination of oil subsidies.

But Jones saved his most ambitious plan for last. Starting on July 5th, will be asking American to suggest their ideas to help restore the American Dream. This will be followed by meetings on June 16th and 17th in every congressional district to discuss the submitted ideas and put forward the best.

From these ideas, Jones hopes to make a “Contract for the American Dream,” which will be the cornerstone of the “American Dream Movement.”

The event was broadcast live across the internet, including on AlterNet and various other sites.  You can find more information at

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