Medea Benjamin is the Founding Director of the San
Francisco-based human rights organization, Global Exchange.
Randy Hayes is an action-oriented organizer who is
founder and President of Rainforest Action Network.
John Passacantando is executive director of Ozone Action
and a leader of the grassroots movement to stop global warming.
JOHN B. ANDERSON
John B. Anderson, a former candidate for President
of the United States who received 6 million votes as an independent
candidate in 1980, has served as President of the World Federalist
Association since 1992 and was appointed CEO in 1999.
Derek Bok is the
Chairman of Common Cause, the nonpartisan citizens' lobby with more
than 200,000 members nationwide. Bok took office as Chairman in February
1999, following his election to the post by the Common Cause National
Ellen Miller, President
of Public Campaign, is a widely recognized national expert on all
aspects of the campaign finance system, as well as institutional issues
is President and CEO of Common Cause. Prior to joining Common Cause,
Harshbarger served two terms as Massachusetts Attorney General (1991-1999)
and was the Democratic nominee for Governor of Massachusetts in 1998.
Angel Ortiz became
the first Latino elected to the City Council of Philadelphia in 1984.
Now in his fourth term, he is the leading advocate on the council
for municipal campaign finance reform.
DORIS "GRANNY D" HADDOCK
Doris Haddock -
affectionately known as Granny D - is a 90-year-old great-grandmother
of 12 and long-time social justice activist. On Tuesday, February
29, 2000, Haddock arrived in Washington, DC after walking 3,200 miles
across the country from Pasadena, California in a 14-month crusade
calling attention to the urgent need for campaign finance reform.
Rick Reinert was
living the American small-town, small-business success story until
the United States Trade Representative (USTR) imposed huge tariffs
on many of the wholesale bath products his South Carolina company
imported from Europe. These tariffs made it impossible for Reinert
to sell these products at a profit.
is founder and executive director of the Louisiana Democracy Project,
a nonpartisan voting rights organization that empowers and educates
people to fully participate in the democratic process. Part of that
education has been helping citizens follow the money, and chart the
impact of political contributions on their communities.
a native of Ciales, Puerto Rico, has been president and general counsel
of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF) since
1993. PRLDEF is a national civil rights organization that seeks to
secure and protect the political, economic, social and legal rights
of the Latino Community.
Asia Russell is
a long-time, core member of the grassroots AIDS activist organization
ACT UP Philadelphia, the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power.
Griffin Dix, Ph.D.
is a former professor of cultural anthropology and Peace Corps volunteer,
who founded his own computer industry market research firm.
represents parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn (New York's 8th Congressional
District) in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Charles Kolb is
President of the Committee for Economic Development (CED), an independent,
nonpartisan organization of 250 business and education leaders dedicated
to economic and social policy research and the implementation of its
recommendations by the public and private sectors. In 1999, CED released
a report on campaign finance reform, entitled Investing in the People's
REV. CARRIE BOLTON
Bolton is a minister at the Alston Chapel Holy Church in Pittsboro,
North Carolina, where she opened a large church summer camp and the
Mary Neal Child Care Center to serve economically disadvantaged children
in her community.
has been a reporter for US newspapers, magazines and television for
more than 35 years, and has authored several best-selling books on
politics and economics.
a town selectman from Rumford, Maine, is a self-employed office manager
by trade, who has been active in her community as president of the
local Rotary Club and member of the local Chamber of Commerce.
Joan Bray has served
in the Missouri House of Representatives since 1993, representing
six inner-ring suburbs in St. Louis County.
JAMES SANDERS, JR.
Jr. is a long-time community activist from Southeast Queens, who currently
is running for New York City Council using the city's four-to-one
public matching fund system to finance his campaign.
Paul Taylor, founder
and executive director of the Alliance for Better Campaigns, was a
newspaper reporter for 25 years - a period that included 14 years
at The Washington Post, covering national politics and social issues,
and serving as bureau chief in South Africa from 1992 to 1995. He
also authored See How They Run, a book about the 1988 presidential
John Bonifaz founded
the National Voting Rights Institute (NVRI) in 1994 and continues
to direct the organization today.
Grant Woods was
the Republican Attorney General of Arizona from 1991-1999, and was
selected by his peers as the nation's top attorney general in 1995.
Sen. Paul Wellstone
(D-MN) is the senior U.S. Senator from Minnesota. Traversing the state
in his trademark Green Bus to meet and discuss important issues with
citizens, Wellstone was the only challenger to unseat a Senate incumbent
in the 1990 elections.
Mark Sanford was
a political novice with a background in real estate finance and investment
when he ran for Congress in 1994.
JAMIN B. RASKIN
Jamin B. Raskin
is a professor at American University's Washington College of Law,
where he is Co-Director of the school's Program on Law and Government
and Director of the Appleseed Electoral Reform Law Project.
Donald J. Simon
is General Counsel of Common Cause, and a partner of the law firm
Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse & Endreson in Washington, DC, where his
areas of focus have been federal election law, redistricting, and
reapportionment law, the Voting Rights Act, and Native American rights.
Nowadays, more often than not, recording artists in almost every musical
genre stray away from dealing with issues. Some bands, however, seek
them. CONFRONTATION CAMP is spawned from the love of hip-hop, rock
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