James Abro: James Abro is the author of An Odyssey in the Great American Safety Net and founder of Advocate for Economic Fairness and 32 Beach Productions. He also teaches creative writing and story-telling to at-risk youths in detention centers and volunteers his time advising adults on how to work their way out of acute financial distress.
Maryam Adamu: Maryam Adamu is a Research Assistant for the Early Childhood Policy team at American Progress.
Julian Adler: Julian Adler is a Project Director at the Center for Court Innovation in New York City. He oversees the Red Hook Community Justice Center and Brooklyn Justice Initiatives. For more information about the Center and its projects, visit www.courtinnovation.org.
Saba Aregai: Saba Aregai graduated from Temple University in 2013 with a Bachelors of Arts in Media Studies and Production and a minor in Geography and Urban Studies. She has worked with various digital mediums including video journalism, photography, digital marketing and web development. Saba hopes to extend her knowledge of new media and offer a platform to communities and groups of people who may not have the opportunity to express their voices otherwise.
Greg Asbed: Greg Asbed is the Co-Founder of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a worker-based human rights organization. He works with farmworkers and their student, labor, and religious allies in organizing the national Campaign for Fair Food, a collaboration known for winning agreements with retail food corporations to improve labor conditions in their Florida tomato supply chains. He plays a key role in the development and management of the Fair Food Program.
Dean Baker: Dean Baker is the Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC. His blog, Beat the Press, features commentary on economic reporting.
Robert W. Ballenger, Esq.: Robert W. Ballenger, Esq. is a Senior Staff Attorney with Community Legal Services of Philadelphia.
Sheila Bapat: Sheila Bapat is a recovered attorney and freelance writer exploring economic and gender justice. Her book, Part of the Family, chronicles the rising movement for domestic workers’ rights.
Jessica Bartholow: Jessica Bartholow is a legislative advocate at the Western Center on Law and Poverty with nearly two decades of experience in anti-poverty organizing, advocacy and program development at the local, state and national level. She is the 2012 recipient of the Wellstone – Wheeler National Anti-Hunger Advocate of the Year Award.
Robert Beezat: Robert Beezat is a businessman and community leader who serves as the volunteer Board President of Sustainable Edible Economic Development, Inc. (SEED) which is creating jobs related to local healthy food production, distribution, and consumption in Southeastern, WI. He is a volunteer Regional Coordinator for NETWORK, a national Catholic social justice and peace organization located in Washington, DC. He is also the author of Knowing and Loving: The Keys to Real Happiness.
Kaleigh Behe: Kaleigh Behe is a TalkPoverty intern at the Center for American Progress. She is also a dual MPP/MBA candidate at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.
Joel Berg: Joel Berg is the Executive Director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger and a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress.
Mark Bergel: Mark Bergel is founder and executive director of A Wider Circle.
Andrew Marlowe Bergman: Andrew Marlowe Bergman is a graduate student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where he is working towards a Master’s of Arts in Fiction Writing. You can follow him on Twitter @AndrewMBergman.
Greg Berman: Greg Berman is the director of the Center for Court Innovation in New York and the author of Reducing Crime, Reducing Incarceration (Quid Pro Books). You can follow him on Twitter @GregBerman50.
Deepak Bhargava: Deepak Bhargava is the Executive Director of the Center for Community Change Action, which uses political advocacy and electoral tools to help low-income people build political power and push for policy changes that improve their lives.
Christine Binder: Christine Binder is a Child Nutrition Program Coordinator at the New York City Coalition against Hunger.
Mia Birdsong: Mia Birdsong is Vice President at the Family Independence Initiative.
Daniel Biss: Daniel Biss represents the 9th District in the Illinois Senate. He was the chief sponsor of the Illinois Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program.
Linda M. Blum: Linda M. Blum is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University and the author most recently of Raising Generation Rx: Mothering Kids with Invisible Disabilities in an Age of Inequality (NYU Press, 2015).
Amanda Bornfree: Amanda Bornfree is a working mother and submitted her story to our partner Half in Ten’s Our American Story project.
Melissa Boteach: Melissa Boteach is the Vice President of Half in Ten and the Poverty and Prosperity Program at American Progress. Half in Ten is a project of the Center for American Progress Action Fund.
Laffon Brelland, Jr.: Laffon Brelland, Jr. is a rising sophomore at the University of South Carolina, double-majoring in English and Spanish. He is a Junior Writing Fellow at the Center for Community Change.
Keegan Brown: Keegan Brown is a rising senior at the University of Utah, where he studies Economics, Mathematics, and Political Science. He is currently interning with the Middle-Out Economics team at the Center for American Progress.
State Senator Dwight Bullard: Dwight Bullard is the State Senator representing the 39th District in Florida. You can follow him on Twitter @DwightBullard.
Carol Burnett: Carol Burnett is the executive director of the Mississippi Low Income Child Care Initiative, a statewide organization of parents, providers and community leaders working together to improve the quality of child care for all of Mississippi’s low-income children.
Scott Campbell: is the Executive Director of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. You can follow the Foundation on Twitter @ejaforg. Photo Credit: Greg Gorman, 2014
Sister Simone Campbell: Sister Simone Campbell is the Executive director of NETWORK, a National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, and author of A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community.
Vanessa Cárdenas: Vanessa Cárdenas is the Vice President of Progress 2050 at American Progress.
Dr. Mariana Chilton: Dr. Mariana Chilton is a nationally recognized leader addressing child hunger in America. She is an Associate Professor at Drexel University School of Public Health, Co-Principal Investigator of Children’s HealthWatch and the Director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities at Drexel University School of Public Health. You can follow her on Twitter @MarianaChilton.
Donald Cohen: Donald Cohen is Executive Director of In The Public Interest, a national nonprofit resource center on outsourcing, responsible contracting, and best practices for good government.
Tom Colicchio: Tom Colicchio is a chef and food activist.
John Cook, PhD, MAEd: John Cook is the Principal Investigator at Children’s HealthWatch, which does research at pediatric clinics and hospitals to show the real impact of public policy choices on the health, nutrition and development of young children.
Heidi Cooper: Heidi Cooper is the Resource Development Manager for a reentry organization in Northern Virginia.
Alysia Cox: Alysia Cox is a single mother (of a five-year-old) and dedicated advocate for low-income families. She currently serves as a Community Development Commissioner for the city of Richmond, California. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from The University of California, Davis. She is also a 2013-14 Women’s Policy Institute Fellow through the Women’s Foundation of California.
Gary Crum: Gary Crum is a leader with Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development (BUILD), an affiliate of the Industrial Areas Foundation.
Erin Currier: Erin Currier is the director of The Pew Charitable Trusts’ family financial security and mobility team.
Traci Donnelly: Traci Donnelly is the CEO and Executive Director of The Child Center of NY.
Laura E. Durso: Laura E. Durso is Director of the LGBT Research and Communications Project at American Progress.
Jessica Eaglin: Jessica Eaglin is Counsel for the Justice Program at The Brennan Center for Justice.
Marian Wright Edelman: Marian Wright Edelman is president of the Children’s Defense Fund and its Action Council whose Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.
Peter Edelman: Peter Edelman is a Professor of Law at the Georgetown Law Center, and the Faculty Director of the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality.
Sarah Edelman: Sarah Edelman is a Policy Analyst on the Housing Finance and Policy team at the Center for American Progress.
Lauren-Brooke Eisen: Lauren-Brooke Eisen is Counsel for the Justice Program at The Brennan Center for Justice.
David Elliot: David Elliot is the communications director for Fair Share Education Fund, which works for an America where everyone gets their fair share, pays their fair share and does their fair share; and where everybody plays by the same rules.
Maurice Emsellem: Maurice Emsellem is Director of the Access and Opportunity Program at the National Employment Law Project.
Sarah English: Sarah English is a writer, graphic designer and Communications Project Manager at the Center for Community Change.
Rebecca Epstein: Rebecca Epstein is the Executive Director of the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty & Inequality.
Jeremy Everett: Jeremy Everett is Director of the Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University.
Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies: Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies is an anti-poverty, policy, and advocacy nonprofit with a membership network of close to 200 human services and faith-based organizations.
Tangela Fedrick: Tangela Fedrick is a member of Witnesses to Hunger, a groundbreaking project featuring the voices and photography of parents and caregivers who have experienced hunger and poverty firsthand. Tangela is a mother of two, and currently works at a childcare facility in Philadelphia.
Marshall Fitz: Marshall Fitz is the Director of Immigration Policy at the Center for American Progress. You can follow him on Twitter @marshallfitz.
Anne Ford: Anne Ford is a school nurse in Washington, D.C.
Jeff Foreman: Jeff Foreman is Policy Director at Care for the Homeless in New York City where he advocates for policies to fight, prevent and end homelessness. You can follow him on Twitter: @JeffForeman2
Dr. Deborah Frank: Dr. Deborah Frank is the Founder and Principal Investigator at Children’s HealthWatch, and professor of Child Health and Well-being in the Department of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine.
Shawn Fremstad: Shawn Fremstad is a Senior Fellow with the Center for American Progress and a Senior Research Associate with the Center for Economic and Policy Research.
Andrea Fuller: Andrea Fuller is a mom to two amazing children, a business owner, an advocate for empowering women, and a self-defense and fitness instructor. She has a B.A. and M.A. in International Relations. A fighter and a survivor of life challenges, she trains in Krav Maga, teaches CrossKick, makes delicious baked goods for her business, while working on the issues of poverty, hunger, secure housing, human rights, and empowerment of female survivors of abuse and sexual violation. Andrea has been a member of the Hunger Through My Lens project in Denver, Colorado since 2013.
Sam Fulwood III: is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and Director of the CAP Leadership Institute. His work with the Center’s Progress 2050 project examines the impact of policies on the nation when there will be no clear racial or ethnic majority by the year 2050
Tianna Gaines-Turner: Tianna Gaines-Turner is a member of Witnesses to Hunger, a program hosted by the Center for Hunger Free Communities at Drexel University featuring the voices and photography of parents and caregivers who have experienced hunger and poverty firsthand. She is a married mother of three children, and works with children at a local recreation facility in Northeast Philadelphia.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is the junior United States senator from New York.
Sara Goldrick-Rab, Ph.D.: Sara Goldrick-Rab, Ph.D. is the founding director of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, a research laboratory aimed at improving affordability and equitable outcomes in post-secondary education. She is a professor of educational policy studies and sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and co-author of Redefining College Affordability: Securing America’s Future with a Free Two Year College Option.
Julia Gordon: Julia Gordon is the Director of Housing Finance and Policy at the Center for American Progress.
Elise Gould: Elise Gould is a senior economist and Director of Health Policy Research at the Economic Policy Institute. Her research areas include wages, poverty, inequality, economic mobility and health care.
Rebekah Gowler: Rebekah Gowler is the Director of Strategic Volunteerism Initiatives at the New York City Coalition against Hunger.
Becky Gray: Becky Gray is an anti-poverty advocate in Southeast Kansas.
Robert Greenstein: Robert Greenstein is the founder and President of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
Mae Watson Grote: Mae Watson Grote is the Founder & Executive Director of The Financial Clinic.
Jamie Gullen: Jamie Gullen is a Staff Attorney in the Employment Unit at Community Legal Services.
Sarita Gupta: Sarita Gupta is the Executive Director of Jobs With Justice and the Co-Director of Caring Across Generations.
Aramis Gutierrez: Aramis Gutierrez is the Director of Rutgers Future Scholars.
LeeAnn Hall: LeeAnn Hall is the executive director of the Alliance for a Just Society, a national policy, research and organizing network focused on racial and economic justice. The Alliance has produced pivotal reports on state and national health issues including Medicaid, prescription drugs, and insurance industry practices for 20 years.
Rosanne Haggerty: Rosanne Haggerty is the President of Community Solutions, which coordinates the Campaign.
Jeremy Haile: is federal advocacy counsel at The Sentencing Project. He also serves on the board of directors of the National Coalition for the Homeless.
Katie Hamm: Katie Hamm is the Director of Early Childhood Policy at the Center for American Progress.
Rachel Herzfeldt-Kamprath: Rachel Herzfeldt-Kamprath is a Policy Analyst for the Early Childhood Policy team at American Progress.
Wade Henderson: Wade Henderson is the President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund.
Ted Howard: Ted Howard is the Executive Director of The Democracy Collaborative. The Collaborative’s Anchor Institution Initiative conducts research on innovative anchor practices, advises city governments and philanthropy on anchor-based economic development strategies, and works directly with anchors to help them monitor and measure the impact they have on their local community using an Anchor Dashboard.
Hilary Hoynes: Hilary Hoynes is a Professor of Public Policy and Economics and holds the Haas Distinguished Chair in Economic Disparities at the Goldman School of Public Policy at University of California, Berkeley.
Jonathan Huberman: Jonathan Huberman recently completed a year of service through AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps, working as an AmeriCorps Paralegal at the New York Legal Assistance Group. He is currently a first-year law student at the University of Michigan
Lisalyn R. Jacobs: is V.P. of Government Relations at Legal Momentum. She leads the organization’s federal advocacy on violence against women, poverty, and economic issues. A single mother, she lives in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. with her 6 year-old son. On Twitter: @LRockL
Anne Johnson: Anne Johnson is the Executive Director of Generation Progress, the youth division of the Center for American Progress.
Becky Kanis: Becky Kanis, a former Army Captain, directs the 100,000 Homes Campaign, which announced this week that its communities have housed 100,000 homeless Americans since 2010.
Greg Kaufmann: Greg Kaufmann is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and Editor of TalkPoverty.org.
Suzanne Kenney: Suzanne Kenney is the Executive Director of Project Place.
Kim: Kim is a resident of Fairbury, Nebraska. She submitted her story to our partner Half in Ten’s Our American Story project.
Nate Kratzer: Nate Kratzer is a policy analyst for the Ecumenical Poverty Initiative, an organization dedicated to mobilizing the faith community to speak and act to end poverty in the United States. He is also a Ph.D. student in public policy at the University of Kentucky.
Ed Lazere: is the Executive Director of the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute.
Cynthia Ann Leimbach: Cynthia Ann Leimbach is an English major, poet and activist at UC Berkeley. She dedicates herself towards the eradication of global poverty on a local level by advocating for low-income students and families within her community.
Stephen Lerner: Stephen Lerner is a Fellow at Georgetown University’s Kalmanovitz Initiative and the architect of the Justice for Janitors campaign.
Dan Lesser: Dan Lesser is the Director of Economic Justice at the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law in Chicago, Illinois.
Ezra Levin: Ezra Levin serves on the board of directors of the National Coalition for the Homeless.
Ronald Lewis: Ronald Lewis is a resident of Philadelphia. He recently participated in a Center for American Progress event, “One Strike and You’re Out: How to Remove Barriers to Economic Mobility for Americans with Criminal Records.”
Hon. Jonathan Lippman: Hon. Jonathan Lippman is Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals.
Rev. Michael Livingston: Rev. Michael Livingston is the National Policy Director and Director of the D.C. Office for Interfaith Worker Justice.
Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat: Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat is President and CEO of Washington Area Women’s Foundation.
Brendan Lynch: Brendan Lynch is a Staff Attorney in the Employment Unit at Community Legal Services of Philadelphia. You can follow Community Legal Services @CLSphila.
David Madland: David Madland is the Director of the American Worker Project and the Managing Director of the Economic Policy team at the Center for American Progress.
Claire Markham: Claire Markham is the Outreach Manager for the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative at the Center for American Progress.
Michael Maskin: Michael Maskin is a senior at Tufts University, majoring in American Studies and minoring in Political Science. He is the Tisch Summer Fellow at the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty in Washington, DC.
Hannah Matthews: Hannah Matthews is the Director of the Child Care and Early Education team at CLASP. She works at the federal and state levels on child care and early education promoting policies that support both healthy child development and the needs of low-income working parents.
Zach McDade: Zach McDade is a researcher and communications specialist at the Urban Institute.
Commissioner Julie Menin: Julie Menin is the Commissioner of the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs.
Linda Meric: Linda Meric is Executive Director of 9to5, National Association of Working Women, an inclusive multi-racial membership-based organization founded in 1973 to strengthen the ability of low-income women to win economic justice through grassroots organizing and policy advocacy. You can follow her on Twitter @LindaMeric.
Tamika Middleton: Tamika Middleton is a life-long social justice advocate, committed to examining and fighting against racial, gender and economic oppression. In addition to her work as an organizer, writer, performer, birthworker and mother of two homeschooled little ones, Tamika is a Writing Fellow at the Center for Community Change. You can follow Tamika @CombaheeFree
Westra Miller: Westra Miller is a public benefits staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia.
Michael Mitchell: Michael Mitchell is a Policy Analyst with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ State Fiscal Policy division. You can follow Michael on Twitter @MikeDMitchell2.
Michelle Morris: Michelle Morris is a student at the University of California, Berkeley where she studies Sociology, with an interest in urban development and poverty. She is currently interning for the Talk Poverty team.
Sherita Mouzon: Sherita Mouzon is a member of Witnesses to Hunger, a groundbreaking project featuring the voices and photography of parents and caregivers who have experienced hunger and poverty firsthand. Sherita is a wife and mother of one daughter, and works as a Peer Mentor for the Salvation Army, running trauma-informed peer support groups in Philadelphia.
Ineke Mushovic: Ineke Mushovic is executive director of the Movement Advancement Project.
Sharon Neuman Murphy: Sharon Neuman Murphy is the Co-Founder and Director of Mary House. Mary House is featured in the 2013-2014 Catalogue for Philanthropy as “One of the best small charities in the Greater Washington region.” She can be e-mailed at CasadeMary@aol.com
Senator Patty Murray: Senator Patty Murray is a Senior U.S. Senator representing Washington.
Dorsey Nunn: is the Executive Director of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children and Co-Founder of All of Us or None.
Alice O’Connor: Alice O’Connor is a professor of history at the University of California Santa Barbara and the author of Poverty Knowledge: Social Science, Social Policy and the Poor in Twentieth Century U.S. History.
Patrick Oakford: Patrick Oakford is a Policy Analyst on the Immigration and Economic Policy Teams at the Center for American Progress. You can follow him on Twitter @patrickoakford.
Annelise Orleck: Annelise Orleck is Professor of History at Dartmouth College. She is the author of four books on labor, women’s activism and poor people’s movements. She is currently working on a book entitled Poverty Wages, We’re Not Lovin’ It: The Rise of a New Global Labor Movement.
Virgil Pack: Virgil Pack lives in Richmond, Virginia and has worked in the restaurant industry for most of his life. He is an advocate for higher wages and good jobs with Our American Story.
Patience B. Peabody: Patience B. Peabody is the Director of Communications & Chief Storyteller at LIFT.
Alyssa Peterson: Alyssa Peterson is a Special Assistant at the Center for American Progress and a staff member of TalkPoverty. She also serves as a domestic violence advocate.
Stephen Pimpare: is author of A People’s History of Poverty in America, winner of the Michael Harrington Award, and is currently at work on Ghettoes, Tramps, and Welfare Queens: Down & Out on the Silver Screen. He teaches U.S. social policy and social welfare history at Columbia University and NYU. You can follow him on Twitter @stephenpimpare
Will Pittz: Will Pittz is the Executive Director of the Washington Community Action Network, the state’s largest grassroots community organization, where he has been advocating on behalf of low-income people since 2006.
john a. powell: john a. powell is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of civil rights and civil liberties and a wide range of issues including race, structural racism, ethnicity, housing, poverty, and democracy. He is the Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley, which supports research to generate specific prescriptions for changes in policy and practice that address disparities related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and socioeconomics in California and nationwide. His full bio is here.
Kevin Prindiville: Kevin Prindiville is the Executive Director of the National Senior Citizens Law Center.
Barbara Raab: Barbara Raab is a program officer for the Media & Justice initiative at the Ford Foundation. She worked for 30+ years as a journalist across all platforms, including at NBC News, where she was senior producer for the Peabody-award-winning In Plain Sight poverty reporting project.
Jonathan Rapping: was awarded a 2014 MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship for his work with Gideon’s Promise, the organization he founded along with his wife, Ilham Askia. He is also an Associate Professor of Law at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. He is currently serving as the Director of Strategic Planning and Organizational Development for the Maryland Office of the Public Defender as Gideon’s Promise and Maryland embark on a partnership to improve criminal justice in that state.
Shiv Rawal: Shiv Rawal is a Special Assistant for the Economic Policy team at American Progress.
Janice Raymond: Janice Raymond is a Registered Dietitian, and the author and co-Editor of Krause’s Food and the Nutrition Care Process.
Josie Raymond: is the Academic Affairs Director at College Track in Oakland and a former middle school literacy teacher and poverty journalist.
Dr. Irwin Redlener: Dr. Irwin Redlener is the President and Co-Founder of Children’s Health Fund and a Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University’s Earth Institute where he serves as the Director of the Program on Child Well-Being and Resilience.
Deirdra Reed: Deirdra Reed is a Senior Organizer with the Center for Community Change.
Jenny Reed: Jenny Reed is the Deputy Director of the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute.
Angel Rivera: Angel Rivera is a cleaner at Logan Airport and a member of 32BJ SEIU, one of the fastest growing private sector unions in the country.
Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson: The Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, Washington, DC, and the former Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire. Follow him on Twitter @BishopGRobinson.
Tracey Ross: Tracey Ross is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for American Progress.
Richard Rothstein: Richard Rothstein is a Research Associate of the Economic Policy Institute, and Senior Fellow at the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at the University of California (Berkeley) School of Law.
Congressman Tim Ryan: Congressman Tim Ryan represents the 13th district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Shirley Sagawa: Shirley Sagawa is a Visiting Senior Fellow at American Progress. A presidential appointee in both the first Bush and Clinton administrations, she led the development of new service programs for adults and students, including AmeriCorps.
Barbara Sard: Barbara Sard is the Vice President for Housing Policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. She served as the Senior Advisor on Rental Assistance to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan.
Sarah Sattelmeyer: Sarah Sattelmeyer is a senior associate with The Pew Charitable Trusts’ family financial security and mobility team.
Councilwoman Scott: Councilwoman Scott serves District 1 on Louisville Metro Council. You can follow her on Twitter at @CW_AtticaScott.
Sean Sellers: Sean Sellers has been involved with agricultural labor reform efforts since 2003. He is a Senior Investigator/Monitor and co-founder of the Fair Food Standards Council, the third-party organization that oversees implementation of the Fair Food Program.
Richard Sheward: Richard Sheward is a Senior Policy Analyst at Children’s HealthWatch. Follow @ChildrensHW
Bill Shore: Bill Shore is the founder and chief executive officer of Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit that is ending childhood hunger in America. You can follow him on Twitter @billshore.
Barbara Silverstone: Barbara Silverstone is the Executive Director of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR), where she leads the organization’s research and advocacy efforts.
Michael Stoops: Michael Stoops is the Director of Community Organizing for the National Coalition for the Homeless.
Chelsea Straus: Chelsea Straus is a Policy Analyst for the Pre-K-12 Education Policy team at American Progress. Follow Chelsea and the rest of the team at @EdProgress.
Kate Scully: is the Policy Director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, a research Center at Drexel University’s School of Public Health that finds science-based solutions to hunger and poverty.
Tavis Smiley: Tavis Smiley is the host of the late-night television talk show Tavis Smiley on PBS, as well as The Tavis Smiley Show from Public Radio International (PRI). He co-wrote the New York Times best seller, “The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto”, and his forthcoming book, “Death of a King: The Real Story of the Last Year in the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” will be released in September.
Rebecca Smith: is deputy director of the National Employment Law Project and works in Seattle.
Ethan Sribnick: Ethan Sribnick is a historian of poverty and social policy, is a co-author of The Poor Among Us: A History of Family Poverty and Homelessness in New York City and oversaw the development of PovertyHistory.org. You can follow him on Twitter @ESribnick
Burke Stansbury: Burke Stansbury is a National Organizer for Center for Community Change Action.
Sally Steenland: Sally Steenland is Director of the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative at the Center for American Progress.
Erik Stegman: Erik Stegman is Assiniboine and an expert in American Indian and Alaska Native policy at the Center for American Progress.
Rich Stolz: Rich Stolz is the Chief Executive Officer of OneAmerica Votes, an organization that promotes democracy and builds political power in immigrant and refugee communities in Washington State.
Gov. Ted Strickland (D-OH): Gov. Ted Strickland is the President of the Center for American Progress Action Fund and Counselor to the Center for American Progress. He served six terms in Congress and became Ohio’s 68th governor in 2006.
Tracy Sturdivant: Tracy Sturdivant is the co-director of Make It Work, a campaign to advance economic security for working women, men, and families.
Neera Tanden: Neera Tanden is the President of the Center for American Progress. She has served in both the Obama and Clinton administrations, as well as presidential campaigns and think tanks.
Thu B. Tran, Esq.: Thu B. Tran, Esq. is a Supervising Attorney with Community Legal Services of Philadelphia.
Joe Valenti: Joe Valenti is the Director of Asset Building at the Center for American Progress.
Rebecca Vallas: Rebecca Vallas is the Associate Director of the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress, and a former legal services attorney at Community Legal Services in Philadelphia.
Katrina vanden Heuvel: Katrina vanden Heuvel is the Editor and Publisher of The Nation. She writes a weekly column for theWashingtonpost.com. Her blog “Editor’s Cut” appears at thenation.com.
Kate Ward: Kate Ward is a doctoral candidate and Flatley Fellow in Theological Ethics at Boston College.
Jim Weill: Jim Weill is President of the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC). You can follow @fractweets
Elaine Weiss: Elaine Weiss is the National Coordinator of the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education (BBA). She works with BBA’s three co-chairs and a diverse task force to shift the focus of education policy discussions from achievement gaps, which are symptoms of our education problems, to opportunity gaps – the root of the problem, in BBA’s view – and to advance policies that address poverty-related impediments to teaching and learning.
Heidi Williamson: Heidi Williamson is the Senior Policy Analyst for the Women’s Health and Rights Program at the Center for American Progress.
Valerie Wilson: Valerie Wilson is director of the Economic Policy Institute’s Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy (PREE), a nationally recognized source for expert reports and policy analyses on the economic condition of America’s people of color.