People (Page 9)


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    Avery Gardiner

    Avery Gardiner serves as co-president of the gun control organization Brady Campaign and its affiliate, the Brady Center, alongside Kris Brown. Gardiner was previously chief legal officer for the Brady organizations and lawyer for the Brady organizations’ Legal Action Project.
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    Avral Thompson

    Avral Thompson is a labor union official with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. He is vice president of Teamsters Local 89 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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    Baldemar Velasquez

    Baldemar Velásquez is an American labor union activist. He co-founded and is president of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO.
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    Barack Obama

    Barack Obama (born Barack Hussein Obama II in Honolulu, Hawaii) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. The first African American to assume the presidency, he was previously the junior United States Senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008.
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    Barbara Arnwine

    Barbara Arnwine is a lawyer and advocate for left-of-center causes through litigation and work on the board of several left-leaning organizations. Her main areas of interest are the criminal justice system, race-related litigation, healthcare, and LGBT issues. [1] Career Barbara Arnwine is the former president and executive director
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    Barbara Bowen

    Barbara Bowen is a university professor and labor union activist who is president of the CUNY Professional Staff Congress labor union and a vice president of the American Federation of Teachers.
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    Barbara Sargent

    Barbara Sargent is a left-of-center philanthropist living in California. Along with her husband, Tom Sargent, Sargent has formed multiple left-of-center foundations. Most notably, Sargent formed the Kalliopeia Foundation, a left-of-center grantmaking organization that funds environmentalist policies, left-of-center Native American interests, and expanded immigration policies. Sargent has poured over $67,625,194
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    Barbara Simons

    Barbara Simons is a computer scientist who serves on the board of Verified Voting, a nonprofit that advocates against electronic voting. Simons is an outspoken supporter of paper ballots, serving on the Board of Advisors to the United States Election Assistance Commission. In addition to her work on election administration,
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    Barbara Stiefel

    Barbara Stiefel is an heiress of Stiefel Medicinal Soap Company, left-progressive advocacy philanthropist, and Democratic political donor.
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    Barbra Streisand

    Barbra Streisand is a singer, screen and stage actor, movie director, and philanthropist.[75] She has been active in support of left-of-center politics and the Democratic Party throughout her career, and she created the Barbra Streisand Foundation to carry out her philanthropic efforts. Streisand has sold approximately 250
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    Barry Fadem

    Barry Fadem is a center-left election lawyer, co-founder of the advocacy group National Popular Vote, and a board member for the anti-Electoral College think tank Institute for Research on Presidential Elections.
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    Barry Steinhardt

    Barry Steinhardt is a left-progressive civil liberties and privacy activist who has held a number of positions with the ACLU and its state-level affiliates.
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    Becky Bond

    Becky Bond is an American socialist author and activist who was the former political director of CREDO Mobile. In March, 2019, the Washington Examiner reported that Bond had joined Beto O’Rourke’s 2020 campaign for President as an adviser.[99]
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    Becky Pringle

    Rebecca Pringle is a teacher and teachers’ union officer working as the president of the National Education Association (NEA), America’s largest labor union. Pringle has been an outspoken opponent of reopening schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic, even to the point of supporting teacher strikes against school districts. Pringle worked
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    Becky Wasserman

    Becky Wasserman is the director of government relations at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). [137] She was the previous deputy director of government affairs at J Street and the former director of campaigns and organizing at American Jewish World Service. She is also on
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    Ben Cohen

    Ben Cohen is one of the founders of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream and a donor to left-of-center political causes.
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    Ben de Guzman

    Ben de Guzman is a left-wing activist that works to promote Asian American-Pacific Islander and LGBT interests. Guzman currently serves as the director of Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s (D) Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs. Guzman previously served as the Community Outreach Specialist in the Mayor’s
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    Ben Goldhirsh

    Ben Goldhirsh is a left-progressive social activist and entrepreneur best known for creating the liberal news-commentary website Upworthy. He is the former CEO of Good Ventures and chairs his personal foundation, the Goldhirsh Foundation.
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    Ben Jealous

    Ben Jealous is a political activist, president of the left-of-center advocacy group People for the American Way (PFAW) and People for the American Way Foundation, and the former president and CEO of the NAACP. [160] In 2018, he was the Democratic Party nominee for Governor
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    Ben Palmquist

    Ben Palmquist is the campaign manager of the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI). He is also on the advisory committee of Our Story Hub, a project of the Proteus Fund which advises left-of-center politicians and groups on communications strategies. [186]