Melanie Sloan
Melanie Sloan

Melanie Sloan

Melanie Sloan serves as CREW’s Executive Director and is a nationally recognized expert on congressional ethics. Prior to starting CREW, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia where, from 1998-2003, she successfully tried cases before dozens of judges and juries. Before becoming a prosecutor, Ms. Sloan served as Minority […]

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Eric Kingson
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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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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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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Bob Pollin

Bob Pollin

Robert Pollin is the Director of the Political Economy Research Institute, and Professor of Economics, at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His research centers on macroeconomics, conditions for low-wage workers in the U.S. and globally, the analysis of financial markets, and the economics of building a clean-energy economy in the U.S. He has been a […]

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Tom Ferguson

Tom Ferguson

Thomas Ferguson is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts in Boston and a Senior Fellow of the Roosevelt Institute. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University and taught formerly at MIT and the University of Texas, Austin. He is the author/coauthor of several books, including Golden Rule (University of Chicago Press, […]

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Andrew Wetzler

Andrew Wetzler

Andrew Wetzler is Director of NRDC’s Land and Wildlife Program and is based in NRDC’s Chicago, Illinois, office. Andrew has worked on issues related to wildlife and habitat conservation and open space preservation with NRDC for the last fifteen years.  While at NRDC, Andrew has worked to conserve a wide variety of individual species under […]

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Nan Aron
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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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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Franz Matzner

Franz Matzner

Franz A. Matzner is associate director of government affairs for the Natural Resources Defense Council. His policy background includes energy, climate, and forestry. He previously held the position of senior policy analyst for agriculture and the environment at Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS). Matzner graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania. He is […]

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Richard Brodsky

Richard Brodsky

Richard Brodsky has a notable, career-long record as one of the nation’s leading environmental thinkers and activists.  He served in the New York Legislature from 1983 to 2010, chairing the Committee on Environmental Conservation.  He authored the New York Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Fund and the Biodiversity Institute, among other legislative initiatives. Mr. […]

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Richard Briffault
Richard Briffault

Richard Briffault

Richard Briffault is Joseph P. Chamberlain Professor of Legislation at Columbia Law School. His primary areas of teaching, research and writing are state and local government law and the law of the political process. He received his B.A. from Columbia University, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is the co-author of a casebook, State […]

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Judith Browne-Dianis

Judith Browne-Dianis

Judith Browne Dianis, Co-Director of Advancement Project, has an extensive background in civil rights litigation and advocacy in the areas of voting, education, housing, and employment. Judith has worked tirelessly to protect survivors of Hurricane Katrina, filing critical litigation on behalf of displaced survivors and working to stop the exploitation of immigrant reconstruction workers. Dianis’ […]

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Michael Brune

Michael Brune

Michael Brune is the executive director of the Sierra Club and the author of Coming Clean: Breaking America’s Addiction to Oil and Coal (2010). During Brune’s nearly three years as the Sierra Club’s executive director, the organization has grown to more than two million supporters, and its Beyond Coal campaign has been recognized as one […]

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Henry C.K. Liu

Henry C.K. Liu

Henry C.K. Liu was born in Hong Kong and educated at Harvard University in architecture and urban design. His interest in economics and international relations started when he participated in interdisciplinary work on urban and regional development as a professor at the University of California Los Angeles, Harvard and Columbia. He is currently chairman of […]

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Lawrence Norden
May 7, 2013

The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law welcomes the opportunity to discuss the need for comprehensive campaign

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Lisa Danetz
April 19, 2013

Currently, I serve as Senior Counsel at Dēmos: A Network for Ideas and Action.


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Co-Director of Social Security Works, Nancy Altman’s statement at the Hearing on the Presidents and other bipartisan en

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Dean Baker
January 28, 2013

Testimony by CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker before a joint session of the New Mexico State Legislature labor and education commi


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Jamie Raskin
July 23, 2012

The American people have been forced several times to amend the Constitution to reverse the damage caused by the Supreme Cour


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Thomas Palley
June 15, 2006

The stability of the international financial system is in doubt.