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Michael Marx

Michael Marx

Michael Marx is the Director of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Oil Campaign, which seeks to accelerate the United States’ transition to a clean and sustainable transportation future. Michael received his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he taught organizational behavior in the business school. He was a management consultant for 10 years to Fortune ...

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Robert Borosage

Robert Borosage

Robert L. Borosage is the Founder and President of the Institute for America’s Future and Co-Director of its sister organization, the Campaign for America’s Future. The organizations were launched by 100 prominent Americans to develop policies, message and issue campaigns to help forge an enduring majority for progressive change in America. Mr. Borosage writes widely ...

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Heidi Shierholz

Heidi Shierholz

Heidi Shierholz has researched, written, and spoken widely on the economy and economic policy as it affects middle and low-income families, especially in regards to employment, unemployment, compensation, income and wealth inequality, young workers, unemployment insurance, the minimum wage, and the effects of immigration on the US labor market. She was a coauthor of The ...

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Rick Hind

Rick Hind

Since 1991, Rick has been legislative director of Greenpeace’s toxics campaign. He is a go-to source for journalists covering toxics and chemical security issues. He has been quoted in a wide range of national publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, CBS News, NPR, FOX, and many others. Rick ...

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Spencer Overton

Spencer Overton

Professor Overton specializes in voting rights and campaign finance. His academic articles on election law have appeared in several leading law journals, including the Texas Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and the Michigan Law Review. Professor Overton’s book “Stealing Democracy: The New Politics of Voter Suppression“ was published and released by W.W. ...

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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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Tom Saenz

Tom Saenz

Thomas A. Saenz is the President and General Counsel of MALDEF, where he leads the civil rights organization’s five offices in pursuing litigation, policy advocacy, and community education to promote the civil rights of Latinos living in the United States.  Saenz re-joined MALDEF in August 2009, after spending four years on Los Angeles Mayor Antonio ...

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James Crotty

James Crotty

Professor Crotty is a macro economist with broad interests whose research in theory and policy attempts to integrate the complementary analytical strengths of the Marxian and Keynesian traditions. His writings have appeared in such diverse journals as the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Cambridge Journal of Economics, the Review of Radical ...

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Lawrence Lessig

Lawrence Lessig

Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, and director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. Prior to rejoining the Harvard faculty, Lessig was a professor at Stanford Law School, where he founded the school’s Center for Internet and Society, and at ...

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Nina Perales

Nina Perales

Nina Perales is Vice President of Litigation for MALDEF, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund.  In that role, Ms. Perales supervises the legal staff and litigation docket in MALDEF’s offices throughout the United States.  Ms. Perales is known for her work in voting rights, including redistricting and vote dilution cases. Her litigation has ...

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Eric Marshall

Eric Marshall

Eric Marshall, as manager of legal mobilization, is the Lawyers’ Committee’s chief organizer and is responsible for creating and managing the infrastructure necessary to direct large scale pro bono resources to address modern civil rights issues. Marshall is the co-leader of Election Protection, the nation’s largest voter support coalition.  In addition to ensuring the effective ...

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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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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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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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Stan Greenberg

Stan Greenberg

Stan Greenberg has served as polling advisor to presidents and prime ministers, CEOs, and dozens of tough campaigns in the US and around the world, including President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, President Nelson Mandela, as well as the national leaders in Israel, Europe and Latin America.  Greenberg’s ...

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Lisa Graves
July 28, 2014

Two of the richest men in the entire world are plotting to dominate our elections this fall, from congressional races to scho

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Bob Pollin
July 24, 2014

Robert Pollin: If the Fed was serious about strengthening the basic economy, it would bail out American cities.


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The United States Federal Reserve System is one of the most powerful governmental organizations in the history of the world.

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Matt Russell recently declared that “we are already experiencing the effects of climate change.


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Kemal Dervis
July 22, 2014

Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the Twenty-First Century has captured the world’s attention, putting the relationship b

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In recent months, concern has intensified among the world’s financial experts and news media that overheated asset markets


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While many Americans continue to struggle with unemployment and financial distress in the aftermath of the Wall Street crisis

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Robert Kuttner
July 21, 2014

It’s hard to recall a time when the world presented more crises with fewer easy solutions.


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After weeks of hints and previews, National Security Agency muckraker Glenn Greenwald reported on the agency’s surveillan

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Karl Marx famously wrote that history repeats itself, “the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.