OUR ADVISORY BOARD
A member of the Navajo Nation, a National Tribal Advisor to Senator Sanders’ 2020 U.S. Presidential Campaign and a progressive Arizona state legislator (2017-2019), Eric has also served as a delegate to the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the U.N. Expert Group Meeting on Sustainable Development Goal 16 – Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions and the role of Indigenous Peoples in southeast Asia.
An immigrant from Slovakia, workers’ rights advocate, 2020 congressional candidate (AZ-01), and Flagstaff City Councilmember (2014-2018), Eva initiated the city’s first Climate Action Plan and Indigenous People’s Day resolution and led a successful citizen initiative, raising Flagstaff’s minimum wage to $15.50 per hour and eliminating the exploitative sub-minimum tipped wage.
A frequent public commentator on law and politics in the Middle East, a law professor and scholar of the Palestinian legal system, and a former public defender in San Francisco, George is also an accomplished musician known as Big Harp George whose artistic storytelling draws attention to injustice and human rights violations.
A working people’s champion and immigrants’ rights activist, son of immigrants from Central America, and 2020 congressional candidate (NJ-08), Hector got his start in progressive politics as a volunteer for Elizabeth Warren’s campaign in 2012, Bernie Sander’s campaign in 2016, and his fellow Boston University classmate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign in 2018.
A political activist, free speech advocate, President of Reprise Records (1989 – 2001) and music producer, who shaped careers of Depeche Mode, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Alanis Morissette, Fleetwood Mac, and many others, Howie was an early leader of the Rock the Vote campaign, founded Blue America PAC and writes the progressive political blog DownWithTyranny! as well as regularly guest-blogs on Crooks and Liars.
An immigrant from Morocco; survivor; Wall Street regulator; social, economic, and racial justice advocate; and 2020 congressional candidate (MA-04), Ihssane devoted her life to public service. She worked to eliminate food deserts; save states and municipalities from bankruptcy; and battled the biggest, most corrupt wall street players as Wall Street regulator at the Federal Reserve, where she led federal inter-agency task forces to protect working families from national and global threats to our economy.
A champion of working people, a fighter for those whom the law fails to protect, and a 2020 congressional candidate (FL-23), Jen worked to help women gain authority over their own bodies and restore the voting rights of disenfranchised citizens in our local community and co-chaired the Juvenile Justice Committee for the Broward League of Women Voters.
A human rights advocate and communications & strategy consultant whose experience as a nonprofit CEO, educator and Lutheran pastor prepared her to run a grassroots campaign for governor in 2018 that “spoke to the heart” of Arizonans, Kelly changed the conversation about the issues that matter and, as the first openly LGBTQ gubernatorial candidate in state history, gave voters a new hope for what leadership can look like.
A progressive Arizona state legislator (2017-2019) who bravely led efforts to end sexual harassment at the Arizona Capitol, Wenona is the original sponsor of Arizona’s historic Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) legislation, a member of the Navajo Nation, the Assistant Attorney General for Pascua Yaqui Tribe, and a former Arizona congressional candidate (2012).