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Activist and author Van Jones is spearheading a leftist movement that will encourage its participants to use Tea Party tactics to voice their political demands.

Jones sees the recent Wall Street protests as only the beginning of the movement, and is working to find a more cohesive, organized approaches to gaining solutions.

The movement Jones referred to is the American Dream Movement, an idea he helped spearhead in June. Gearing it toward disaffected Americans struggling to maintain their livelihoods as the largest corporations make record profits, he strategized, Tea Party-style, to get them all under one banner. Last summer he called on citizens to submit their ideas on jobs, health care and equality for an organizational charter called the Contract for the American Dream, and vote on them at house meetings around the country.



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