Past Speakers


Liz CrottyA Candidate for Manhattan District Attorney
Tali Farhadian WeinsteinA Candidate for Manhattan District Attorney

Jackie Gordon

Ran for Congress: Long Island, NY
Congresswoman Abby FinkenauerRan for Re-election Iowa CD-1
Congressman Max RoseRan for re-election in NY CD 11
Dr. Al GrossSenate Candidate from Alaska
Congresswoman Lauren UnderwoodIllinois, CD 14
Kara EastmanRan for Congress Nebraska, CD 2
Dr. Nancy GoroffRan for Congress in NY CD 1
Congresswoman Nita LoweyNew York CD 17
Congresswoman Lizzie FletcherTexas CD7
Dr. Cameron WebbRan for Congress Virginia CD 5
Pam KeithRan for Congress, Florida CD 18
Congressman Ritchie TorresBronx, NY CD 15
Bridget FlemingNew York’s Suffolk County Aministrator, District 2
Congressman Raja KrishnamoorthiIllinois CD 8
Maxwell FrostCandidate for Congress, FL CD 10
Brian BenjaminLt. Governor, New York
Tom MalinowskiCongressman, NJ CD 7
Katie PorterCongresswoman, CD 47
Representative Gregory MeeksCongressman, NY CD 5
Cheri Beasley and Wiley NickelSenate and House Candidates, NC
Rochelle Garza Candidate for Attorney General, TX
Christina BohannanCandidate, IA CD 1
State Senator Jason Pizzo Florida District 38

Rob Lubin

Candidate, New York CD 2

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Social Activists, Historians and Content Experts:

Emily CainExecutive Director of Emily’s List
Steve KassAmerican Bar Association

Reverend Gregory Lewis

Souls to the Polls- Milwaukee, WI
Jonathan AlterJournalist, MSNBC Contributor and Author of His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, A Life
Dean Alan SolomontTisch College of Civic Life, Tufts University, Youth Volunteer Registration
Bill DerroughTreasurer of the Democratic National Committee
Tom CosgroveDocumentary Filmmaker, “Divided We Fall”
Eliza Sweren-BeckerBrennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law

Karen Adler

Independent Management Consultant, President of the Jewish Communal Fund, Biden Campaign Volunteer
Diane SaatchiYouth Registration
Matt ComptonBlue State, Director, Advocacy & Engagement
Billy FeitlingerWisconsin Political Activist
Bill WolfsthalNew Yorkers for Biden
Susan LernerExecutive Director, Common Cause New York
Janet NahirnyMovement Voter Project
Jonathan KleinMovement Voter Project
John C. ReidCommunity Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Mara GersteinExecutive Director of The People’s PAC
Arnold A. OffnerProfessor Emeritus, Layfette College,Historian,,author of Hubert Humphrey: The Conscience of the Country
Bridget FlemingSuffolk County, NY, Administrator
Lee W. HuebnerThe Fake News Panic of a Century Ago: The Discovery of Propaganda and the Coercion of Consent
Eileen ReaveyDirector, National Popular Vote
Tony the DemocratFounder, Postcards to Voters
Danny WeissSenior Fellow, The Century Foundation
Elizabeth BishopPhD, professor at CUNY, and also a senior director at Global Kids.
Judd LegumFounder, Popular Information Newsletter
Sarah Jonas, Executive DirectorOffice of Community Schools at NYC Dept of Ed
Johanna WaldPostcard Program Manager, Flip the West Now Activate America
Amy SpitalnickExecutive Director, Integrity First for America (IFA)
Norman Ornsteinemeritus scholar at the American Enterprise Institute-author of One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate and the Not-Yet Deported.
Susan LernerExecutive Director, Common Cause New York
Nancy ThomasExecutive Director, Tisch College of Civic Life, Tufts University
Dale Roy RobinsonField Team 6
Anna GreenbergManaging Partner, GQR
Amanda LitmanRun For Something
Governor Howard DeanAuthor, Former DNC Chair, Former Governor of Vermont
Wendy DavisFormer Texas State Senator and advocate for women’s abortion rights
A’shanti F. GholarPresident of EMERGE
March For Our LivesGun Control advocates founded by David Hogg
Steve BrodnerPolitical Activist and Cartoonist
Jessica CravenChop Wood, Carry Water
Rebecca FischerExec. Dir., New Yorkers Against Gun Violence
Rachel BitecoferPolitical Analyst
Ben WiklerChairman, WI Democratic Party
Bill McKibbenEnvironmentalist, Author, and Journalist
Nathaniel Stinett Founder and Exec. Dir., Environmental Voters Project
Sarabeth BermanCEO, American Journalism Project
Pastor Greg LewisFounder and Exec. Director Souls to the Polls

Maxim Thorne

CEO, Civic Influencers
Katrina Vanden Heuvel Editor, The Nation Magazine
David PepperPolitician, Author, Laboratories of Autocracy
Panel DiscussionTopic: Youth Voting
Roy SchofieldNorth Carolina Policy Watch
Josh KaulAttorney General, WI.
Robert HubbellAttorney
Emily Cain and Sarah CurmiEMILY’s List
Michele HornishExecutive Director, It Starts Today
Susan LernerCommon Cause, NY
Ellis VerdiFounder, Devito/Verdi
Rebecca TraisterAmerican Author and Columnist
Emily CainExec. Dir., EMILY’s List
Celinda LakePresident, Lake Research Partners
Bob FertikPresident, – Founder, Swipe Blue
Melissa WalkerThe States Project
David PepperThe Pepper Project
Nancy L. ThomasInstitute for Democracy & Higher Education, Tufts University
Hannah RosensweigThe People PAC
J. J. StraightACLU, Deputy Director of Liberty Division
Simon RosenbergFounder, New Democrat Network
Nicole HobbsEvery District, Founder and Exec. Dir.
Laura BrillFounder and Director, The Civics Center
Susan LernerExec. Dir., Common Cause NY
Cristina RamirezPres. and Exec. Director Next Gen America
Emily ParesSenior Director, State and local Elections, EMILY’S List
Laslo BoydChange PA
Tara McGowanFounder, Courier Newsroom
Lisa Kay SolomonCo-founder, All Vote No Play
Carol SchragerCo-Chair, NY Democratic Lawyers Council
Kyle SpencerAuthor, Raising Them Right
Dennis AftergutFormer Federal Prosecutor and Journalist
Sanda BalabanCo-Founder and Director, YVote
Selene Gomez National Outreach Director, Vote Riders
Sarah Beth BermanChief Executive Officer,  American Journalism Project

Robert Hubbell

Author of Today’s Edition newsletter on Substack
Claire Ullman and Sandy RadoffCo-founders of Students for Justice

Simon Rosenberg

Author of Hopium Chronicles newsletter on Substack

Nathaniel StinettExec. Director, Environmental Voter Project
Zev Shapiro

Founder of TurnUp

Robert Sand

Democratic Iowa State Auditor


Anderson Clayton

Democratic Party Chair, North Carolina

Andrea Miller

Exec. Dir., Center for Common Ground

David Pepper

Author & Former Chair, Ohio Democratic Party

Melissa Walker

Director of Giving Circles, the States Project

Judd Legum

Author of Popular Information, Substack
David Pepper

Author and Former Head of Ohio Democratic Party

Tom Cosgrove

Founder of New Voice Strategies

Joe Kennedy

Executive Director, The Team

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Pat Blumenthal

Deep Canvassing

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Ilene FreedmanGiving Circle Grantee Selection
Alex Mahadevan

Executive Director, Media Wise

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Laura Brill

Director, The Civics Center

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Lucille Wenegieme

Executive Director, Headcount

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Lauren Brenzel, Clair Segall, Dawnyelle Singleton

FL Ballot Initiative on Reproductive Rights

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Julie Millican

VP, Media Matters

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Dale Roy Robinson

Co-Founder, Field Team 6

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Carl Bernstein

Journalist and Author

Billy Wimsatt

Founder & Executive Director, Movement Voter Project

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John Judis

Author and Journalist, Where Have all the Democrats Gone

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Sharon Lord Greenspan

Field Team 6

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Erin Vilardi

Founder & CEO, VoteRunLead

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Hamilton Fish

Editor, The Washington Spectator

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Amanda Litman

Founder, Run For Something

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Heather Booth

Leading civil rights activist, feminist, and political strategist

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Sam Schwartz

Tour to Save Democracy

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Laura Pearl

Executive Director, Flip the Vote

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Liuba Grechen Shirley

Founder and CEO, Vote Mama

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Ellen Cassedy

Author and Founder of 9 to 5

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Pat West and Chris Jacobs

Represent PA

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Milo Vassallo

Media and Democracy

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Ilene Freedman

North Carolina: What’s at Stake

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