About Us


Pia Gallegos is a trial lawyer representing plaintiffs in discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, whistleblower and overtime class action cases. She also represents activist organizations in not-for-profit and issue advocacy law.

Robert McChesney is the author of six books on media and politics, professor of communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, host of the weekly talk show, Media Matters, on WILL-AM radio, and cofounder of the media reform organization Free Press.

Gwendolyn Mink writes and teaches about U.S. equality law, poverty policy, gender issues, and American politics.  She has been on the faculty of University of California-Santa Cruz and Smith College and teaches at the Johns Hopkins Washington Center. Her books include The Wages of Motherhood: Inequality in the Welfare State, 1917-1942 and Welfare’s End. She also co-edited The Reader’s Companion to U.S. Women’s History and Poverty: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, and Policy.

Beth Schulman is the director of development at Public Campaign’s Every Voice Center. For over three decades, she has helped develop and nurture progressive policy and media organizations.

Deborah Toler, a former senior research analyst at the Institute for Food and Development Policy (Food First), has worked in Africa and has written extensively about international trade and development issues.