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Nick Nyhart

Nick Nyhart

Nick Nyhart is a co-founder and the President and CEO of Public Campaign. A three decade veteran of social change politics, issue advocacy, grassroots organizing, and non-profit management, Nyhart brings a wealth of experience to the national reform movement. Following the 1992 elections, Nyhart became Director of the Northeast Action Money and Politics Project, a […]

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Michael J. Malbin

Michael J. Malbin

Michael J. Malbin is a co-founder and Executive Director of the Campaign Finance Institute, (CFI), a nonpartisan research institute in Washington DC.  He is also a Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, State University of New York. One of the country’s leading scholars of money and politics, Malbin has been writing and speaking […]

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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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Sean Wilentz

Sean Wilentz

Sean Wilentz studies U.S. social and political history. He received his Ph.D. in history from Yale University (1980) after earning bachelor’s degrees from Columbia University (1972) and Balliol College, Oxford University (1974). Chants Democratic (1984), which won several national prizes, including the Albert J. Beveridge Award of the American Historical Association, shows how the working […]

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Amy Moas

Amy Moas

Amy Moas, Ph.D. is Senior Forest Campaigner for Greenpeace. For more than 40 years Greenpeace has been a leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful direct action and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. Moas focuses on the forests of Southeast Asia […]

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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson is a faculty member at the Columbia Business School at Columbia University where he is the inaugural holder of the Norman Eig Chair of Business, and Director of the Center for Decision Sciences.  His research examines the interface between Behavioral Decision Research, Economics and the decisions made by consumers, managers, and their implications […]

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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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Josh Silver

Josh Silver

Josh Silver is CEO of United Republic, a national, nonpartisan campaign to enact sweeping reforms to campaign finance, conflict of interest and transparency laws. Silver is a veteran election and media reform executive.  He cofounded and served for nine years as CEO & president of Free Press, the nation’s leading media and technology reform advocacy […]

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James K. Galbraith

James K. Galbraith

James K. Galbraith holds the Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr. Chair of Government/Business Relations at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, the University of Texas at Austin, and a professorship in Government. He is a frequent speaker on matters related to the financial and economic crisis and a witness before Congress on several recent […]

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Jamie Rappaport Clark

Jamie Rappaport Clark

Jamie came to Defenders after a 20-year career in conservation with the federal government, mostly with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In recognition of her accomplishments and national leadership in this field, President Bill Clinton appointed her as director of the Service in 1997, a post she held until 2001. During her tenure as […]

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Bob McIntyre

Bob McIntyre

Bob S. McIntyre is Director of Citizens for Tax Justice. CTJ is a nonpartisan research and advocacy group that fights for tax fairness at the federal, state and local levels. Widely respected on Capitol Hill as “the average taxpayer’s voice in Washington,” CTJ was ranked at the top of the Washington Monthly’s list of America’s […]

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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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Robert Shiller

Robert Shiller

Robert J. Shiller is the Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University, and Professor of Finance and Fellow at the International Center for Finance, Yale School of Management. He has written on financial markets, financial innovation, behavioral economics, macroeconomics, real estate, statistical methods, and […]

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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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Heidi Hartmann

Heidi Hartmann

Heidi Hartmann is the President of the Washington-based Institute for Women’s Policy Research, a scientific research organization that she founded in 1987 to meet the need for women-centered, policy-oriented research. Dr. Hartmann is a Research Professor at The George Washington University. Dr. Hartmann has published numerous articles in journals and books and her work has […]

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