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Randall Dodd

Randall Dodd

Randall Dodd founded and served as the Director for the Financial Policy Forum in Washington, DC. The Financial Policy Forum was created to improve the public policy debate over financial and economic policy by conducting research into financial markets, their impact on the economy and the proper level of regulation and taxation of those markets. ...

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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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Heather Boushey

Heather Boushey

Heather Boushey is Senior Economist at American Progress. Her research focuses on employment, social policy, and family economic well-being. Much of her current work focuses on the Great Recession’s impact on workers and their families, as well as policies to promote job creation. She co-edited The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything (Simon & ...

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Jamie Raskin

Jamie Raskin

Jamie Raskin is a constitutional law professor at American University’s Washington College of Law, where he directs the Program on Law and Government, and a Democratic State Senator in Maryland representing District 20 (Silver Spring and Takoma Park).  He is the Chairman of the Montgomery County Delegation in the Maryland Senate and the Senate Democratic ...

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Bob Edgar

Bob Edgar

Bob Edgar is the president and CEO of Common Cause, a national nonpartisan, non-profit “citizens” lobby working to make government at all levels more honest, open and accountable, and to connect citizens with their democracy. Bob arrived at Common Cause in May 2007 with a long history of leadership and public service that included 12 ...

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Robert Prasch

Robert Prasch

Robert E. Prasch is Professor of Economics at Middlebury College where he teaches Monetary Theory and Policy, Macroeconomics, American Economic History, and the History of Economic Thought. He is the author of over 100 academic articles, book chapters, book reviews, in addition to multiple editorials and interviews in newspapers, radio, and online media including The ...

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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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Bob Herbert

Bob Herbert

Bob Herbert joined Demos after an 18-year career at the The New York Times as an Op-Ed columnist, writing about politics, urban affairs and social trends in a twice-weekly column. From January 1991 to May 1993, Mr. Herbert was a national correspondent for NBC and reported regularly on The Today Show and NBC Nightly News. A ...

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Cassandra Jones Havard

Cassandra Jones Havard

Professor Jones Havard’s scholarship examines financial services regulation. She has authored numerous articles addressing challenges in regulating the financial services industry. She teaches courses in banking law, commercial law, corporations and contracts. Professor Jones Havard joined the law faculty at the University of Baltimore in 2005. She began her academic career at the Beasley School ...

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Aziz Huq

Aziz Huq

Aziz Huq earned his BA summa cum laude in International Studies and French from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1996 and JD from Columbia Law School in 2001, where he was awarded the John Ordronaux Prize (awarded to the graduating student with the highest GPA). He clerked for Judge Robert D. Sack of ...

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Sarah Hodgdon

Sarah Hodgdon

Sarah Hodgdon is the Sierra Club’s National Program Director in the Conservation Department. Sarah began her grassroots organizing career in 1993 with Green Corps, serving as Recruitment Director for the group from 1996 – 2000. With Green Corps, Sarah recruited and trained young environmental activists who have since become Executive Directors of organizations such as ...

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Noah Greenwald

Noah Greenwald

Noah Greenwald is the Endangered Species Director for the Center for Biological Diversity, where he directs the Center’s efforts to protect new species under the Endangered Species Act, to ensure that imperiled species receive effective protections and that we have the strongest Endangered Species Act possible. He also works to educate the public about the ...

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Eric Kingson

Eric Kingson

Eric Kingson, professor of social work at Syracuse University, is founding co-director of Social Security Works (www.socialsecurityworks.org) and co-chair of the Strengthen Social Security Coalition (www.strengthensocialsecurity.org), a coalition of over 300 national and state organizations.  A founding board member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, he served as policy advisor to the 1982 National ...

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Anne Simpson

Anne Simpson

Anne Simpson serves as Senior Portfolio Manager and head of Corporate Governance at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), the largest public pension fund in the United States. With more than $235 billion in market assets, CalPERS provides retirement and health benefits to more than 1.6 million public employees, retirees and their families. Prior ...

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Nicole Austin Hillery
Nicole Austin Hillery

Nicole Austin Hillery

Nicole Austin-Hillery is the first Director and Counsel of The Brennan Center’s Washington, DC office which she opened in March 2008. In her role, Ms. Austin-Hillery oversees D.C. office operations, serves as the chief advocate for the Brennan Center on a host of justice and democracy issues and coordinates work with other civil rights, social ...

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