Taeku Lee
Taeku Lee

Taeku Lee

Taeku Lee’s primary research interests are in racial and ethnic politics, public opinion and survey research methods, social movements and political behavior. His book, Mobilizing Public Opinion: Black Insurgency and Racial Attitudes in the Civil Rights Era (Chicago, 2002), received the J. David Greenstone and the V.O. Key book awards. He is also co-author of […]

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Barry Fadem

Barry Fadem

Barry F. Fadem is a partner in the law firm of Fadem & Associates in Lafayette, California. He specializes in all aspects of campaign and election law, and provides expert consultation in the area of initiatives and referendums. He is co-author of the book Every Vote Equal: A State-Based Plan for Electing the President by National […]

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Nicole Woo

Nicole Woo

Nicole Woo has worked on domestic hunger policy as the Associate Director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger and as a Senior Policy Analyst at the Food Research and Action Center. She also has worked as a fundraiser and director of administration for several non-profit organizations in New York City and Washington, DC.

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Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the New York Times and #1 international bestseller, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Published worldwide in 2007, The Shock Doctrine is being published in 30 languages and has over a million copies in print. It appeared on multiple ‘best of year’ […]

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James Mitchell

James Mitchell

James is the Senior Seafood Campaigner for the Oceans program at Greenpeace USA, and works with the market sector to effect change, particularly with seafood sustainability in the retail arena. He previously worked at Food & Water Watch as the Senior Legislative Analyst for fisheries, where he achieved introduction of multiple pieces of legislation, and […]

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Nan Aron

Nan Aron

A leading voice in public interest law for over 30 years, Nan Aron is President of Alliance for Justice, a national association of over 100 public interest and civil rights organizations. Nan, who founded AFJ in 1979, guides the organization in its mission to ensure that all Americans have the right and opportunity to secure […]

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Samuel Bowles

Samuel Bowles

Samuel Bowles is a Research Professor at the Santa Fe Institute where he heads the Behavioral Sciences Program. He is Professor of Economics at the University of Siena. He taught economics at Harvard from 1965 to 1973 and at the University of Massachusetts since then. His recent studies on cultural evolution have challenged the conventional […]

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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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Christina DeConcini

Christina DeConcini

Christina is an attorney and advocate with demonstrated effectiveness in achieving policy change through litigation, designing and directing legislative strategies, forging diverse and effective coalitions, and framing and advancing issues for public support. At WRI Christina has focused primarily on overseeing WRI’s legislative work and strategy on climate change and energy issues, represented WRI in […]

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Algernon Austin

Algernon Austin

Algernon Austin is a sociologist of racial relations. At the Economic Policy Institute, he works to advance policies that enable people of color to participate fully in the American economy and benefit equally from gains in prosperity. Austin oversees reports and policy analyses on the economic condition of America’s people of color. Austin is the […]

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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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Bruce Hamilton

Bruce Hamilton

Bruce Hamilton has worked for the Sierra Club for more than 35 years. He started as a regional Sierra Club organizer in the Northern Rocky Mountains and Northern Plains states, then served as National Field Director, and later as National Conservation Director. He has been involved in designing and implementing campaigns to promote smart energy […]

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Keesha Gaskins
Keesha Gaskins

Keesha Gaskins

Keesha Gaskins is Senior Counsel in the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program.  Her portfolio includes redistricting and voter suppression issues, with a focus on voter ID and proof-of-citizenship laws.   Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Ms. Gaskins served as Executive Director for the League of Women Voters Minnesota where she worked on a wide range of […]

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Melinda Pierce

Melinda Pierce

Melinda Pierce is chief lobbyist and legislative director at the Sierra Club. Having spent 20 years at the Sierra Club, where she cut her teeth on battles with Big Oil over protecting the Arctic Refuge and other public lands from oil development, she has is currently focused on clean air and clean energy advocacy as […]

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Estelle Rogers
Estelle Rogers

Estelle Rogers

Estelle Rogers is Project Vote’s Legislative Director. In this position, she coordinates the organization’s policy work on both state and federal levels, including interacting directly with legislators and staff, writing testimony and public education materials, and building coalitions with other organizations. Ms Rogers is the co-author of a chapter in the 2012 publication, America Votes, […]

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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.