It's a "natural" alliance because labor unions and LGBT rights are "under attack" from the same forces, said civil rights and environmental activist Anthony K. "Van" Jones tonight at Netroots Nation 2011.
"The rights we fought for all years are being thrown away," says Jones. "At the same time the movement for lesbians, gays and transgenders is under attack. We need to stand together and make sure there jobs for everybody and equality for everybody."
Jones was formerly the White House Special Advisor for Green Jobs. He is currently a senior fellow at the Center For American Progress, which publishes Think Progress. Van Jones will deliver the keynote address tomorrow night at Netroots Nation 2011. The video was shot by San Francisco-based COLAGE, watch AFTER THE JUMP ..