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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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John C. Bonifaz

John C. Bonifaz

John Bonifaz is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Free Speech for People, a national, non-partisan campaign that works to challenge the misuse of corporate power and restore republican democracy to the people.  Free Speech For People catalyzes and advances the movement to amend the U.S. Constitution to overturn Citizens United, Buckley v. Valeo, and […]

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Laurie Johnson

Laurie Johnson

Laurie Tipton Johnson is the Chief Economist at NRDC’s Climate and Clean Air Program in Washington, DC. Her work at NRDC focuses on modeling the costs and benefits of climate change pollution, estimating the impacts of environmental regulation on employment and the economy, and critiquing industry analyses of climate and clean air regulations and legislation. […]

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Damon A. Silvers

Damon A. Silvers

Damon A. Silvers is an Associate General Counsel for the AFL-CIO. Mr. Silvers’ responsibilities include corporate governance, pension and general business law issues. Mr. Silvers led the AFL-CIO legal team that won severance payments for laid off Enron and WorldCom workers. He has testified before numerous Congressional committees on issues arising out of the collapse […]

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Teresa Ghilarducci

Teresa Ghilarducci

Teresa Ghilarducci is a labor economist and nationally recognized expert in retirement security. Ghilarducci joined The New School in 2008 after 25 years as a professor of economics at the University of Notre Dame and 10 years as director of the school’s Higgins Labor Research Center. As an author, her most recent book – When […]

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Marian R. Chertow

Marian R. Chertow

Marian Chertow is a professor of industrial environmental management at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Her research and teaching focus on industrial ecology, business/environment issues, waste management, and urban/industrial studies. Primary research interests are: (1) industrial symbiosis involving geographically based exchanges of materials, energy, water and wastes within networks of businesses; (2) […]

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Sarah Anderson

Sarah Anderson

Sarah Anderson’s current work includes research, writing, and networking on issues related to the impact of international trade, finance, and investment policies on inequality, sustainability, and human rights. Sarah is also a well-known expert on executive compensation, as the lead author of 16 annual “Executive Excess” reports that have received extensive media coverage. In 2009, […]

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Andrew Gelman

Andrew Gelman

Andrew Gelman is a professor of statistics and political science and director of the Applied Statistics Center at Columbia University. He has received the Outstanding Statistical Application award from the American Statistical Association, the award for best article published in the American Political Science Review, and the Council of Presidents of Statistical Societies award for outstanding contributions by a person under […]

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Richard Briffault

Richard Briffault

Richard Briffault is Joseph P. Chamberlain Professor of Legislation at Columbia Law School. His primary areas of teaching, research and writing are state and local government law and the law of the political process. He received his B.A. from Columbia University, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is the co-author of a casebook, State […]

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Donita Judge

Donita Judge

Donita Judge has been an attorney in Advancement Project’s Power and Democracy Project since 2004 and is the organization’s lead attorney for the state of Ohio and was the organization’s Project Director for Redistricting in 2011.  Donita has challenged barriers to the ballot in every federal election in Ohio since 2004.  She has provided extensive […]

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Deb Nardone

Deb Nardone

Deborah Nardone is the Director of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Natural Gas Campaign, a national campaign aimed at protecting our water, air, wildlife, open spaces and communities from the threats posed by natural gas extraction and the hydraulic fracturing process. Deb serves as the Sierra Club’s first national director working on all things natural gas […]

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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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Benjamin Todd Jealous

Benjamin Todd Jealous is the former President and CEO of the NAACP.  Appointed at age 35 in 2008, he is the youngest person to lead the century old organization.  During his tenure, the NAACP’s online activists have swelled from 175,000 to more than 600,000; its donors have increased from 16,000 individuals per year to more […]

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Rashad Robinson
November 20, 2014

How did it come to this, when the NAACP, Urban League and other legacy civil rights groups are actually propping up Republica

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In 1789, the Founding Fathers created a constitutional system of government by the people.


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Doug Kendall
November 14, 2014

For all the uncertainty surrounding the 2016 campaign, this much is already clear: The Supreme Court will be at the center o

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A week after the 2014 midterm elections, most of our attention is focused on what the newly elected leaders will bring.


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The polls are closed, the ballots are counted, and voters overwhelmingly supported progressive policies that will help rebuil

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Celinda Lake
November 13, 2014

On November 4th California voters re-elected Tom Torlakson over challenger Marshall Tuck by a 52 to 48 margin.


The Republican takeover of the Senate signals deep challenges that will gravely impact our families and communities.

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Nicole Woo
November 12, 2014

Three hot topics of discussion these days are the millennial generation, student debt and inequality.


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The President blames himself for the Democrat’s big losses Election Day.

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Dean Baker
November 11, 2014

Presidents are rarely able to accomplish much in the last two years of a second term.