- Van Jones went to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, before election to try to understand divisions
- He discovered a yearning among all Americans to be heard
Van Jones is president of Dream Corps and Rebuild the Dream, which promote innovative solutions for America's economy. He was President Barack Obama's green jobs adviser in 2009. A best-selling author, he is also founder of Green for All, a national organization working to build a green economy. Follow him on Twitter @VanJones68. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)The Messy Truth, a special program hosted by Van Jones, airs Tuesday at 9 p.m. EST.