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Campaign for America's Future


"America's Future insists that the question of falling wages and rising insecurity be placed at the center of our national debate. We challenge those who suggest that nothing can be done and expose the conservative agenda that has made things worse. America's Future works to revitalize a progressive agenda, and fights to make this economy work for working people once again."

Listed as "Founders or Advisors" as of October 2006: Gar Alperovitz, Ira Arlook, John Atlas, Morton Bahr, Peter Barnes, Ann Beaudry, George Becker, Berkley Bedell, Lara Bergthold, Paul Berman, Jules Bernstein, Mary Frances Berry, Susan Bianchi-Sand, Moe Biller, Norman Birnbaum, Arthur Blaustein, Barry Bluestone, Julian Bond, Heather Booth, Robert Borosage, Jim Braude, Thomas Buffenbarger, Marc Caplan, David Carley, Hodding Carter III, John Cavanagh, Bob Chase, Richard Cloward, Jeff Cohen, Mitchell Cohen, Barry Commoner, Ken Cook, G. William Domhoff, Douglas H. Dority, Peter Dreier, Dudley Dudley, Barbara Ehrenreich, Robert Eisner, Jeff Faux, Diane Feldman, Edward Fire, Dick Flacks, Nancy Folbre, Steve Fraser, Betty Friedan, Jeannette Galanis, James K. Galbraith, Herbert Gans, Paul Gaston, Thomas Geoghegan, Todd Gitlin, Chester Hartman, Heidi Hartmann, Tom Hayden, Denis Hayes, Roger Hickey, Jim Hightower, Adam Hochschild, Patricia Ireland, Amy Isaacs, Jesse Jackson, Christopher Jencks, Jaqueline Jones, Michael Kazin, Jackie Kendall, Charles Knight, George Kourpias, Jonathan Kozol, David Kusnet, Robert Kuttner, Rev. Peter Laarman, Thea Lee, Nelson Lichtenstein, Judith Lichtman, David Liederman, Joseph Lowery, Ray Marshall, Steve Max, Jay Mazur, Michael McCloskey, Gerald W. McEntee, Howard Metzenbaum, Harold Meyerson, S.M. Miller, Lawrence Mishel, Nan Grogan Orrock, Paul Osterman, Maurice S. Paprin, Richard Parker, Wallace Peterson, Frances Fox Piven, Ron Pollack, Robert Pollin, Steve Protulis, Miles Rapoport, Robert Reich, Frank Riessman, Mark Ritchie, Dennis Rivera, Cecil Roberts, Joel Rogers, Richard Rorty, Sumner Rosen, Richard Rothstein, Lillian Rubin, Arlie Schardt, Tom Schlesinger, Susan Shaer, Stanley Sheinbaum, Jack Sheinkman, John Simmons, Theda Skocpol, Francis Smith, Paul Soglin, Andrew Stern, John Sweeney, Linda Tarr-Whelan, John E. Taylor, Ellen Teninty, Robert Theobald, Richard Trumka, Katherine Villers, Philippe Villers, Ron Walters, Michael Walzer, Roger Wilkins, Linda Faye Williams, William Julius Wilson, Leslie R. Wolfe, Stephen P. Yokich.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Julian Bond
14-Jan-1940 15-Aug-2015 NAACP Chairman, 1998-2010
Robert Borosage
?   Founder, Campaign for America's Future
Hodding Carter III
7-Apr-1935   Carter Administration mouthpiece
John Cavanagh
1955   Institute for Policy Studies
Jeff Cohen
?   Fox News Watch
Barry Commoner
28-May-1917 30-Sep-2012 Science and Survival
Ken Duberstein
21-Apr-1944   Reagan's Chief of Staff, 1988-89
Barbara Ehrenreich
26-Aug-1941   Nickel and Dimed
Betty Friedan
4-Feb-1921 4-Feb-2006 Rights for women spokesperson
James K. Galbraith
29-Jan-1952   Economics Professor at UT-Austin
Tom Hayden
11-Dec-1939   Jane Fonda's ex
Jim Hightower
Radio Personality
11-Jan-1943   Texan, radio voice, author
Patricia Ireland
19-Oct-1945   NOW president, 1991-2001
Jesse Jackson
8-Oct-1941   Rainbow Coalition
Joseph Lowery
6-Oct-1921   Co-Founder of the SCLC
Howard Metzenbaum
4-Jun-1917 12-Mar-2008 US Senator from Ohio, 1977-95
Robert Reich
24-Jun-1946   US Secretary of Labor, 1993-97
Richard Rorty
4-Oct-1931 8-Jun-2007 Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature
John Sweeney
Labor Leader
5-May-1934   President of the AFL-CIO, 1995-2009
William Julius Wilson
20-Dec-1935   Poverty in America's inner cities

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