The Roots Sign On For Van Jones’s Rebuild The Dream Liberal Campaign
The Philly crew helps kick off the left-wing campaign initiative.
The Roots, a group widely-known for their strong political stances both in and out of their music, were tapped last night to help launch a new political campaign called Rebuild The Dream.
“We are being lied to,” began Van Jones at the launch event for the movement, calling on attendees to recognize these untruths. He went on to chronicle talking points that are often used by conservative politicians and pundits, calling each of them lies.
Black Thought, Questlove and the crew took then took to the stage to show their support for the movement, playing a live performance that was streamed online from the political organization’s official website.
Rebuild The Dream, founded by Van Jones — the former Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation under President Obama — is a collaboration between Jones and MoveOn.org, a website that promotes liberal political activism. The campaign is being touted by many as a rebuttal to the right-wing preachings of the Tea Party, who promote lowering taxes and less spending on social welfare programs.
In contrast, Rebuild The Dream’s message is focused on redacting tax cuts that are currently in-place for the wealthiest Americans and combating what the site calls, “right-wing attacks on the middle class.”
The full video for the campaign launch can now be streamed from the site at RebuildTheDream.com. In addition, supporters can sign up to host local gatherings fashioned after the Tea Party protests that have occurred recently across the country.
Watch the full launch video below.
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