Stars Part of New Push for “99% Spring”

Edward Norton, Elijah Wood, Marisa Tomei and Jason Alexander turned out for “All in for the 99%,” an effort to engage artists and actors in promoting the “99% Spring,” a plan to train 100,000 volunteers in nonviolent action, including protests at corporate shareholder meetings. Van Jones, founder of Rebuild the Dream, has been promoting the plans, and addressed the group.

Jones also tells the New York Times that the reason that Glenn Beck decided to go after him was because of a boycott mounted by Color of Change, which Jones helped start. Jones had been President Obama’s green jobs czar, but resigned in 2009 after Beck claimed that Jones’ signature had been on a 9/11 truther petition. As it turned out, that was false.

Jones says, “Ultimately Beck pushed me out of my job, and Color of Change pushed Beck out of his job. Now we’re both irrelevant!”

Video of Saturday’s event in Los Angeles is below.


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