Dear Green Movement, You Need Some Color

Like the GOP, America's green movement needs diversity if the group expects to make real change in 2013, writes Politico's energy reporter, Talia Buford.

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If America's green movement intends to exact real change in this country, a diverse base of supporters is key, writes Politico's energy reporter, Talia Buford.

The green movement dreams of pushing major bills through Congress on the scale of President Barack Obama's health care reform law and the immigration overhaul expected to begin next year.

But those issues enjoy something the green movement does not: wide and deep support across key Democratic groups, including Latinos and African-Americans.

"You should fish where the fish are biting," said Van Jones, the former green jobs adviser to Obama. "All causes that want longevity need to look to influence the emerging majority, which will be a nonwhite majority."

Read Talia Buford's entire piece at Politico.

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