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Kierán Suckling

Kierán Suckling

Kierán Suckling is a founder and the executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity. He has led the Center from its beginnings in 1989 as a local New Mexico environmental group, to its current position as a national legal powerhouse battling to protect endangered species, wild places, and a safe, stable climate. With undergraduate […]

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Doug Kendall
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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Lisa Danetz

Lisa Danetz

Ms. Danetz is a voting rights and campaign finance lawyer who addresses issues of inequality and fairness in elections. She is an expert on implementation of Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act, has worked cooperatively with and also litigated against states regarding implementation of the National Voter Registration Act, and has engaged in […]

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Victoria Bassetti
Victoria Bassetti

Victoria Bassetti

Victoria is an expert on voting in America and on the legislative process. She also has extensive experience in the way politicians and social causes use social and new media. She has a second area of expertise in media and entertainment policy issues (intellectual property, content-technology convergence) and commercial law (antitrust, bankruptcy). Victoria is the […]

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Juliet Schor

Juliet Schor

Juliet Schor is a Professor of Sociology at Boston College. Before joining Boston College, she taught at Harvard University for 17 years in the Department of Economics and the Committee on Degrees in Women’s Studies. Her most recent book is True Wealth: How and Why Millions of Americans are Creating a Time-Rich, Ecologically Light, Small-Scale, […]

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Steve Fraser

Steve Fraser

Steve Fraser is Co-Founder of the American Empire Project and Editor-at-Large of the journal New Labor Forum. He is the author of Every Man a Speculator, A History of Wall Street in American Life, and most recently co-editor of Ruling America: A History of Wealth and Power in a Democracy.

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Lawrence Mishel

Lawrence Mishel

Lawrence Mishel, a nationally-recognized economist, is President of the Economic Policy Institute, a role he assumed in 2002. Dr. Mishel first joined EPI in 1987 as Research Director. In the more than two decades he has been with EPI, Dr. Mishel has helped build it into the nation’s premier research organization focused on U.S. living […]

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Stephen Ansolabehere

Stephen Ansolabehere

Stephen Ansolabehere is Professor of Government at Harvard University.  His academic research focuses on U. S. elections, media, and representation, with particular emphasis on political advertising, campaign finance, redistricting.   He has an additional research interest in public attitudes toward energy  use and development.  He consults with CBS News, is contributing editor of The Boston […]

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Caroline Fredrickson
Caroline Fredrickson

Caroline Fredrickson

Caroline Fredrickson joined ACS in 2009 and currently serves as the President. Prior to assuming leadership at ACS, Caroline served as the director of the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office and as General Counsel and Legal Director of NARAL Pro-Choice America. In addition, Caroline was Chief of Staff to Sen. Maria Cantwell and Deputy Chief of […]

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Penda D. Hair

A staunch advocate of civil rights, Penda Hair has spent the last 25 years defending the rights of those unjustly discriminated against. Former director of the Washington, DC, office of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Hair co-founded Advancement Project to serve as an innovative racial justice organization that would strengthen grassroots efforts to […]

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Josh Silver

Josh Silver

Josh Silver is CEO of United Republic, a national, nonpartisan campaign to enact sweeping reforms to campaign finance, conflict of interest and transparency laws. Silver is a veteran election and media reform executive.  He cofounded and served for nine years as CEO & president of Free Press, the nation’s leading media and technology reform advocacy […]

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Peter Lehner

Peter Lehner

Peter Lehner is the Executive Director of NRDC and NRDC Action Fund. NRDC, one the nation’s leading environmental advocacy organizations with over 1.3 million members and activists and 430 staff in seven offices, works to protect people’s health and families, communities, jobs, and wild spaces by accelerating clean and efficient energy, transportation and protecting our […]

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L. Randall Wray

L. Randall Wray

L. Randall Wray is a Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability, as well as a visiting Senior Scholar at the Jerome Levy Economics Institute of Bard College. Professor Wray has focused on monetary theory and policy, macroeconomics, and employment […]

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David Goldston

David Goldston

David Goldston became Director of Government Affairs at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a leading environmental group, in July 2009. In that position, he helps shape NRDC’s federal political strategy, policies and communications. Prior to that, he had spent more than 20 years on Capitol Hill in Washington, working primarily on science policy and […]

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Justin Levitt
Justin Levitt

Justin Levitt

Justin Levitt is a professor of constitutional law and the law of democracy at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and a recognized national expert on election law.  His work has included extensive research into pressing issues of election law and practice; assistance to federal and state administrative and legislative bodies with responsibility over elections; participation […]

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