Sam Issacharoff
Samuel Issacharoff

Samuel Issacharoff

Samuel Issacharoff is the Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law at the New York University School of Law. His wide-ranging research deals with issues in civil procedure (especially complex litigation and class actions), law and economics, constitutional law, particularly with regard to voting rights and electoral systems, and employment law. He is one of the pioneers […]

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Lorraine C. Minnite

Lorraine C. Minnite

Lorraine C. Minnite is Associate Professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, and director of the Undergraduate Urban Studies Program at Rutgers University-Camden.  Her research is concerned with issues of inequality, social and racial justice, political conflict and institutional change.  She is the author and co-author of two books on electoral rules and […]

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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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Robert Kuttner

Robert Kuttner

Robert Kuttner is co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect magazine, as well as a Demos Distinguished Senior Fellow. He was a longtime columnist for BusinessWeek, and continues to write columns in the Boston Globe. Robert is the author of eight books, including the recent New York Times bestseller, Obama’s Challenge: American’s Economic Crisis and […]

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Arindrajit Dube

Arindrajit Dube

Arindrajit Dube is an Assistant Professor of Economics at University of Massachusetts Amherst whose work focuses on labor economics, health economics and political economy. His core areas of research includes minimum wage policies, fiscal policy, income inequality, health reform, and the economics of conflict. Dube received his B.A. in Economics and M.A. in Development Policy […]

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Zephyr Teachout

Zephyr Teachout

Dr. Teachout is currently an Associate Professor of Law at Fordham University and has a rich background in laws governing political behavior, both domestically and abroad. She previously taught Election Law at Duke University and also was the former National Director of the Sunlight Foundation, Director of Online Organizing for Howard Dean’s Campaign, and Researcher […]

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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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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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Kate Zimmerman

Kate Zimmerman

Kate Zimmerman joined the National Wildlife Federation in 2003. Before coming to NWF, Kate spent several years as a private attorney in Colorado with a practice emphasizing environmental and natural resources law.  She represented national and regional environmental organizations in matters ranging from challenges to federal timber sales to participation in federal reserve water rights […]

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Thomas Palley

Thomas Palley

Dr. Thomas Palley is an economist living in Washington DC. He holds a B.A. degree from Oxford University, and a M.A. degree in International Relations and Ph.D. in Economics, both from Yale University. He has published in numerous academic journals, and written for The Atlantic Monthly, American Prospect and Nation magazines. Dr. Palley has recently […]

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Sony Kapoor

Sony Kapoor

Sony Kapoor’s career spans the financial sector, with civil society and on public policy across several countries. As Managing Director of Re-Define, an economic and financial think tank that advises policy makers in the EU and internationally, he is deeply involved in finding a solution to the on-going economic and financial crises. Mr. Kapoor is […]

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Brenda Wright
Brenda Wright

Brenda Wright

Brenda Wright is the Vice President of Legal Strategies at Demos.  She has led many progressive legal and policy initiatives on voting rights, campaign finance reform, redistricting, election administration and other democracy and electoral reform issues and is a nationally know expert in these areas.  She has argued two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court: Randall […]

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Melissa Williams

Melissa Williams

Melissa Williams is the National Political Director, running the Sierra Club’s robust and influential political department and managing the electoral program. With coordinated campaigns and independent expenditures, Melissa and her team get the word out to members and the public about the Sierra Club’s political endorsements. Through member communications and direct voter contact programs, the […]

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Eric Rauchway

Eric Rauchway

Eric Rauchway is the author of the Great Depression and the New Deal: A Very Short Introduction and Blessed Among Nations: How the World Made America among other books. He is a professor of history at the University of California, Davis.

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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
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