Search results for ‘participant’


  • Person

    Angelo Carusone

    Angelo Carusone is the president and CEO of Media Matters for America (MMfA), a left-of-center organization that purports to “fact check” conservative media and political commentators. 1 Carusone frequently discusses “fake news”
  • Person

    Arianna Huffington

    Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington  came to America in 1980 and quickly made a name for herself as a Manhattan “It Girl” among New York’s powerful. 1   In the mid-1980s
  • Person

    Howard Zinn

    Howard Zinn was a professor of history at Boston University and a left-wing political activist who described himself as “something of an anarchist, something of a socialist” and “maybe a democratic socialist.”
  • Person

    Bill Gates

    Bill Gates is the founder and former CEO of technology giant Microsoft. He also founded the philanthropic Bill Gates Foundation, known since Gates’s marriage to Melinda Gates (nee French) as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Since founding Microsoft in the 1970s, Gates has become one of the world’s
  • Non-profit

    National Iranian American Council (NIAC)

    The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) is an advocacy group which claims to advocate for nonpartisan action on behalf of the Iranian-American community in domestic and foreign policy issues. In reality, NIAC pushes for a range of left-wing policy positions, including an end to all sanctions on the Iranian regime
  • Person

    John Podesta

    John Podesta is a Democratic political operative who has served as White House Chief of Staff in the Clinton administration, Counselor to the President in the Obama administration, and chair of the Hillary Clinton 2016 Presidential campaign. He is also the co-founder and former president of the Center
  • Person

    Sheldon Whitehouse

    Sheldon Whitehouse (born 19551) is a Democratic politician and the junior U.S. Senator for Rhode Island, serving since 2007. 2 He
  • For-profit

    Creative Roustabouts

    Creative Roustabouts is a small consulting firm in Vermont catering to environmentalist and community organizing groups.1 The firm may be best known for its product Vermontivate, a statewide, inter-town energy
  • Person

    Alexis Herman

    Alexis Herman is a Democratic Party operative and former United States Secretary of Labor in the Bill Clinton administration. She held multiple positions in the Clinton and Carter administrations, and has taken senior roles with the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and other Democratic political efforts. Since leaving government,
  • Person

    Ray Marshall

    (Freddie) Ray Marshall is a labor union-aligned, progressive economist and retired University of Texas professor who served as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor during the Carter Administration.
  • Non-profit

    Congressional Black Caucus Institute

    The Congressional Black Caucus Institute (CBCI), also called the Congressional Black Caucus Political Education and Leadership Institute, engages in voter outreach and trains aspiring political leaders to advance left-of-center causes, particularly those that it claims will benefit Black voters. The institute is affiliated with the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), an
  • Movement

    Antifa

    Antifa–short for “anti-fascist” or “Anti-Fascist action”–is a left-wing extremist movement that violently opposes groups it considers “fascist,” including democratic, center-right conservatives.1
  • Non-profit

    Alliance for Retired Americans Educational Fund

    The Alliance for Retired Americans Education Fund (ARAEF) is the educational arm of the labor union-aligned seniors’ advocacy group Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA). The education fund specifically focuses on educating retirees and pre-retires on legislative policies at the local, state, and federal levels that impact them directly. The
  • Non-profit

    Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA)

    The Young Women’s Christian Association, commonly known as the YWCA, is the national umbrella group of the female version of the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA). The YWCA provides basic services to young women, including poverty relief and the operation of women’s shelters. In 2015, the “Young Women’s Christian Association
  • Non-profit

    Working Partnerships USA

    Working Partnerships USA (WPUSA) is a left-of-center community and labor activist organization that works in San Jose, California and the broader Silicon Valley region. It supports left-of-center policies related to labor practices and development in the region. WPUSA cofounded the group Silicon Valley Rising, a coalition of left-of-center community
  • Labor Union

    South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council

    South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council is the Silicon Valley local AFL-CIO federation representing 101 unions in Santa Clara and San Benito Counties in California. The Council represents a number of labor unions including locals of the AFSCME, AFT, SEIU, and Unite Here.
  • Non-profit

    Social Justice Fund Northwest

    The Social Justice Fund Northwest (also styled Social Justice Fund NW) is a funder of left-of-center activism and advocacy projects in the states of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming initially founded in 1978 as “A Territory Resource” (ATR). The group developed a model of left-wing activist organizing-fundraising known as
  • Non-profit

    Skoll Foundation

    The Skoll Foundation was founded by billionaire philanthropist Jeffrey Skoll. 1 Mr. Skoll is also the founder of Participant, a firm that produces films such as An Inconvenient Truth, the 2006
  • Non-profit

    ReThink Media

    ReThink Media, founded in 2008, is a combination public relations firm, advocacy organization, and pass-through funding entity for left-of-center organizations. It uses messaging techniques through all forms of media to promote the left-of-center framing of issues related to national security, ethnic and religious minority interests, and left-of-center electoral legislation. ReThink
  • Non-profit

    Ocean Conservancy

    Ocean Conservancy is a Washington, D.C.-based environmentalist advocacy group that designs ocean policies for federal and state governments. It tends to advocate for left-of-center environmentalist policies. Though the Conservancy is broadly concerned with ocean-based conservation, including ocean acidification, coastal cleanups, and fishing, its focus has shifted towards climate change at