While covering the events of the historic March on Washington 50th Anniversary for CNN, Van had an opportunity to talk with the renown Rev. Jesse Jackson, whom he called a "central post" for the civil rights movement.
Watch the clip below:
I have some exciting news to share with you.
This week, I become one of the co-hosts of CNN’s Crossfire – the most famous political debate show in television history.
That means: for a few days a week, I will be debating the key issues, along with Newt Gingrich, Stephanie Cutter and S.E. Cupp. I will be making the case for progressive solutions -- before a national audience.
Of course, I will continue working feverishly and passionately as Rebuild The Dream's president. (In fact: ALL FOUR Crossfire hosts are keeping our day jobs!)
But this new development does offer a bigger, additional platform from which to call for positive change.
Here is what I know: I cannot do a good job by myself. I will need your help to get the best ideas, arguments and insights into my head, every day. And Rebuild The Dream will need to be strengthened organizationally to transform this opportunity into major campaigns that make a difference.
Many have asked how they can help. Here are some easy ways for you to do that:
- First, please join #TeamVan. Just follow me on Twitter and tweet with me using hashtag #TeamVan. Also, please like my page on Facebook to join the conversation in that arena. I will be stealing as many good ideas I can to use on TV.
- Second, help spread the word. Share the attached image on your website, Instagram, blog, or whatever to get people to join #TeamVan. You can also forward this email to friends or people you think I should get to know.
- Third, help strengthen Rebuild The Dream. We are now in a more strategic position. At key moments, we will be engaging our 500,000 members -- driving change on issues from student debt to excessive incarceration. Donate here to make sure we are ready.
Personally, I hope we raise $50,000 -- and double my Twitter followers to 200,000, so that we can better compete with Newt and SE in the battle of ideas.
All you have to do is press the share button or the forward button. You know what to do. It takes one second – one click – to make a difference.
So support Rebuild The Dream. And join #TeamVan!
I’ll see you on Crossfire tonight, September 10 at 6:30 PM ET/3:30 PM PT!