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Ken Silverstein: is the Washington Editor for Harper’s Magazine and writes Washington Babylon for Harper’s online.

Steve Pizzo: is an award-winning, non-fiction author, raconteur and all around dilettante. His prior accomplishments include a New York Times best-selling book, Inside Job, exposing the seamy side of the 1980s savings and loan crisis. His blog can be viewed at

Barry Hessenius: is a consultant and speaker for the nonprofit sector.  He is a former director of the California Arts Council (appointed by Governor Gray Davis), longtime political fundraiser, activist, and nonprofit advocate.

Jason Leopold: investigative journalist. He writes for the online publication The Public Record.

Melanie Sloan: serves as CREW’s Executive Director. Prior to starting CREW, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia where, from 1998-2003, she successfully tried cases before dozens of judges and juries.

Eleanor Smeal: is president of the Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF). She served as president of the National Organization for Women from 1977 to 1982 and again from 1985 to 1987.