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Michael Brune

Michael Brune

Michael Brune is the executive director of the Sierra Club and the author of Coming Clean: Breaking America’s Addiction to Oil and Coal (2010). During Brune’s nearly three years as the Sierra Club’s executive director, the organization has grown to more than two million supporters, and its Beyond Coal campaign has been recognized as one […]

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Heather Boushey

Heather Boushey

Heather Boushey is Senior Economist at American Progress. Her research focuses on employment, social policy, and family economic well-being. Much of her current work focuses on the Great Recession’s impact on workers and their families, as well as policies to promote job creation. She co-edited The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything (Simon & […]

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J. Adam Skaggs

J. Adam Skaggs

Adam Skaggs is senior counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy program, where he works on a range of issues related to money in politics, judicial independence, and voting rights. Before joining the Brennan Center, he was a litigator at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, where he served as pro bono counsel to the […]

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Christopher Paine

Christopher Paine

Christopher E. Paine is Senior Policy Adviser to the Nuclear Program of the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington, DC, where he was previously Nuclear Program Director (2007-2013) and a Senior Research Associate (1991-2006). He joined NRDC following five years on the staff of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, a member of the Senate Armed Services […]

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Michael J. Malbin

Michael J. Malbin is a co-founder and Executive Director of the Campaign Finance Institute, (CFI), a nonpartisan research institute in Washington DC.  He is also a Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, State University of New York. One of the country’s leading scholars of money and politics, Malbin has been writing and speaking […]

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Anthony Leiserowitz

Anthony Leiserowitz

Anthony Leiserowitz, Ph.D. is a research scientist at the Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and Director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication. He is an expert on public opinion about climate change and the environment. His research investigates the psychological, cultural, and political factors that influence environmental attitudes, policy support, […]

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Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson serves as the Executive Director of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Global Finance Project for the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute in New York. Previously, Dr. Johnson was a managing director at Soros Fund Management, where he managed a global currency, bond […]

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Vicki Arroyo

Vicki Arroyo

Vicki Arroyo is the Executive Director of the Georgetown Climate Center at Georgetown Law where she also serves as the Assistant Dean of Centers and Institutes and as the Director of the Environmental Law Program. She oversees the Center’s work at the nexus of climate and energy policy, supervising staff and student work on climate […]

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Doug Kendall

Doug Kendall

Doug Kendall is a litigator, author, activist, and non-profit entrepreneur. He is the founder and President of the Constitutional Accountability Center (CAC), a think tank, law firm and action center dedicated to fulfilling the progressive promise of our Constitution’s text and history.  Doug previously founded Community Rights Counsel (CRC), CAC’s predecessor organization, and directed CRC […]

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Melanie Sloan

Melanie Sloan

Melanie Sloan serves as CREW’s Executive Director and is a nationally recognized expert on congressional ethics. Prior to starting CREW, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia where, from 1998-2003, she successfully tried cases before dozens of judges and juries. Before becoming a prosecutor, Ms. Sloan served as Minority […]

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Sanjay Reddy

Sanjay Reddy

Sanjay G. Reddy is an Associate Professor of Economics at The New School for Social Research. His areas of work include development economics, international economics, and economics and philosophy. Professor Reddy possesses a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University, an M.Phil. in social anthropology from the University of Cambridge, and an A.B. in applied mathematics […]

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Jamie Raskin

Jamie Raskin

Jamie Raskin is a constitutional law professor at American University’s Washington College of Law, where he directs the Program on Law and Government, and a Democratic State Senator in Maryland representing District 20 (Silver Spring and Takoma Park).  He is the Chairman of the Montgomery County Delegation in the Maryland Senate and the Senate Democratic […]

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Michael Greenberger

Michael Greenberger

Michael Greenberger is professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, where he teaches a course entitled “Futures, Options and Derivatives.” Professor Greenberger has served as the Technical Advisor to the United Nations Commission of Experts on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System; and as a member of the […]

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Rashad Robinson

Rashad Robinson

Rashad Robinson – For over a decade, he has helped to mobilize communities across the country to create more inclusive cultural and political institutions. Robinson serves as Executive Director of Color Of Change, the nation’s largest online civil rights organization. Under Robinson’s leadership, the organization has been at the forefront on issues ranging from fighting […]

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Noah Greenwald

Noah Greenwald

Noah Greenwald is the Endangered Species Director for the Center for Biological Diversity, where he directs the Center’s efforts to protect new species under the Endangered Species Act, to ensure that imperiled species receive effective protections and that we have the strongest Endangered Species Act possible. He also works to educate the public about the […]

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