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Monica Youn

Monica Youn

Monica Youn is the inaugural Brennan Center Constitutional Fellow at NYU School of Law, where she focuses on election law and First Amendment issues. Prior to the fellowship, she directed the Brennan Center’s Money in Politics program. Before joining the Brennan Center, she was in private practice, and also served as law clerk to Judge […]

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John Hocevar

John Hocevar

John directed a campaign that helped secure the first cap on factory fishing for menhaden in the Chesapeake Bay (menhaden is the second largest fishery in the United States). John’s team has been instrumental in transforming the United States retail sector’s policies and practices regarding sustainable seafood. John has led two expeditions to the Bering […]

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Stan Sporkin

Stan Sporkin

Formerly a partner with the international law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Judge Stanley Sporkin (retired) recently became a sole practitioner as part of his new role as leader of BP’s Ombudsman Program. Judge Sporkin’s practice consists of counseling parties in SEC, Corporate Governance and Litigation Matters. Because of his judicial background, he acts […]

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John Coequyt

John Coequyt

Director of the Sierra Club’s international climate programs as well as a representative on domestic climate change and energy issues. John has worked on domestic and international climate change policy for over a decade. Prior to his time at the Sierra Club, he worked for Greenpeace USA where he served as an international climate campaigner. […]

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Casson Trenor

Casson Trenor

From saving the whales of the Antarctic to studying the salmon of Alaska, Casson Trenor has worked to support stewardship of our marine resources across the globe. Trenor has stalked the fetid warehouses of Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, spent months journeying by ship through the icy waters of Antarctica, berthed on leaking wrecks off […]

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Richard Briffault
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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Jake Schmidt

Jake Schmidt

Jake Schmidt, International Climate Policy Director at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), has more than ten years of experience in international climate policy.  Jake leads NRDC’s policy development and advocacy on international climate change, focused on the development of the post-2012 international response to climate change.  He also works with NRDC teams in key […]

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Judith Browne-Dianis

Judith Browne-Dianis

Judith Browne Dianis, Co-Director of Advancement Project, has an extensive background in civil rights litigation and advocacy in the areas of voting, education, housing, and employment. Judith has worked tirelessly to protect survivors of Hurricane Katrina, filing critical litigation on behalf of displaced survivors and working to stop the exploitation of immigrant reconstruction workers. Dianis’ […]

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Melanie Sloan
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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David Donnelly
David Donnelly

David Donnelly

David is a veteran of money in politics campaigns at the state and national level, serving in a variety of campaign management, research, outreach, communications, fundraising, and strategist roles for major initiatives since the mid-1990s. He joined Public Campaign Action Fund in 2002. Over his career, David has managed policy campaigns at both the state […]

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David Doniger

David Doniger

David Doniger is policy director and senior attorney for NRDC’s climate and clean air program in Washington, D.C. He first worked at NRDC on clean air issues from 1978 through early 1993, helping to win the international treaty to stop depletion of the ozone layer (the Montreal Protocol) in 1987 and the Clean Air Act […]

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Henry C.K. Liu

Henry C.K. Liu

Henry C.K. Liu was born in Hong Kong and educated at Harvard University in architecture and urban design. His interest in economics and international relations started when he participated in interdisciplinary work on urban and regional development as a professor at the University of California Los Angeles, Harvard and Columbia. He is currently chairman of […]

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Bruce Stein

Bruce Stein

Dr. Bruce A. Stein leads the National Wildlife Federation’s work on safeguarding people and wildlife from the impacts of climate change. Dr. Stein has a long history of working on biodiversity conservation issues, and in recent years has turned his focus to the emerging field of climate change adaptation and specifically developing climate-smart approaches to […]

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Gerard Caprio

Gerard Caprio

Gerard Caprio is the William Brough Professor of Economics and Chair of the Center for Development Economics at Williams College. Dr. Caprio is an alumnus of Williams College, having received his undergraduate degree in economics with honors in 1972. He then went on to complete his Ph.D. in economics at the University of  Michigan(Ann Arbor) […]

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Rob Richie
Rob Richie

Rob Richie

An expert on international and domestic elections and electoral reform, Rob Richie has directed FairVote since its founding in 1992. Among his activities at FairVote, Richie has: • been a guest on many radio and television programs, including: C-SPAN, NBC News, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, NPR’s “Talk of the Nation”, “All things Considered” and “Fresh Air” and […]

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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.