Congresswoman - Maxine Waters

Congresswoman Maxine Waters is considered by many to be one of the most powerful women in American politics today. She has gained a reputation as a fearless and outspoken advocate for women, children, people of color and the poor. Congresswoman Waters serves as the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services. Throughout her 37 years of public service, Maxine Waters has been on the cutting edge, tackling difficult and often controversial issues. Prior to her election to the House of Representatives in 1990, Congresswoman Waters had already attracted national attention for her no-nonsense, no-holds-barred style of politics.

Website: https://waters.house.gov/about-maxine/biography

Retired LAPD Sergeant - Cheryl Dorsey

Cheryl Dorsey is a Los Angeles native. In 1978, she began a career in law enforcement where she worked for the State of California, Department of Justice.  In 1980, Cheryl joined the Los Angeles Police Department. During her twenty year (LAPD) career, she worked exclusively in patrol and specialized units such as traffic, vice and the infamous gang unit known as Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (C.R.A.S.H.) Today, she serves as a speaker, author, community advocate and police expert, educating the public in the areas of police policy and procedures as well as understanding police culture and deciphering police code talk. She has appeared on CNN’s HLN, NewsMax - MidPoint TV, and the Dr. Phil show as a guest police expert. Cheryl is a frequent commentator on KPCC, KGGN, KTYM and contributing writer for LA Progressive and Huffington Post.

Website: www.cheryldorsey.net

First Lady of the United States - Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is a lawyer, writer, and the wife of the 44th and current President, Barack Obama. She is the first African-American First Lady of the United States. Through her four main initiatives, she has become a role model for women and an advocate for healthy families, service members and their families, higher education, and international adolescent girl’s education. In 2010, she launched Let’s Move!, bringing together community leaders, educators, medical professionals, parents, and others in a nationwide effort to address the challenge of childhood obesity. In 2011, Mrs. Obama and Dr. Jill Biden came together to launch Joining Forces which works hand in hand with the public and private sector to ensure that service members, veterans, and their families have the tools they need to succeed throughout their lives. In 2014, Mrs. Obama launched the Reach Higher Initiative, an effort to inspire young people across America to take charge of their future by completing their education past high school. In 2015, Mrs. Obama joined President Obama to launch Let Girls Learn, a U.S. government-wide initiative to help girls around the world go to school and stay in school.

Website: https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/first-lady-michelle-obama

Executive Director of ACLU Colorado - Nathan Woodliff-Stanley

Nathan Woodliff-Stanley became Executive Director of the ACLU of Colorado in October, 2012. Nathan is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister who served for eight years in social justice ministry at Jefferson Unitarian Church in Golden, CO before joining the ACLU. He was a Board member of the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado for nine years and chair of its Public Policy Commission until last year. He has been active in the Black Lives Matter movement in Denver in the past two years. Prior to moving to Colorado in 2002, Nathan served for 10 years as the founding Executive Director of the Mississippi Center for Nonprofits in Jackson, MS, a statewide association providing management support for charitable organizations. Originally from Iowa, Nathan earned a BA from Swarthmore College and Master’s degrees from Yale Divinity School and the Yale School of Management.

Website: http://aclu-co.org/about-us/staff/

42nd President of the United States - William J. Clinton

Bill Clinton is an American politician from Arkansas who served as the 42nd President of the United States (1993-2001). He took office at the end of the Cold War, and was the first baby-boomer generation President. During the administration of William Jefferson Clinton, the U.S. enjoyed more peace and economic well-being than at any time in its history. He was the first Democratic president since Franklin D. Roosevelt to win a second term. He could point to the lowest unemployment rate in modern times, the lowest inflation in 30 years, the highest home ownership in the country's history, dropping crime rates in many places, and reduced welfare rolls. He proposed the first balanced budget in decades and achieved a budget surplus. As part of a plan to celebrate the millennium in 2000, Clinton called for a great national initiative to end racial discrimination. He sought legislation to upgrade education, to protect jobs of parents who must care for sick children, to restrict handgun sales, and to strengthen environmental rules.

Website: https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/presidents/williamjclinton

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44th President of the United States - Barack H. Obama

President Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States. He was born on August 4th, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to a mother from Kansas, Stanley Ann Dunham, and a father from Kenya, Barack Obama Sr. He worked his way through school—Occidental College in Los Angeles, Columbia University in New York, and later, Harvard Law School—with the help of scholarship money and student loans. In 1985, Barack Obama moved to Chicago, where he got his start in community organizing on the city’s South Side, working to help rebuild communities devastated by the closure of local steel plants. He has credited that experience as crucial to finding his identity—something that shaped his path to the White House. Elected to the U.S. Senate in 2004, he reached across the aisle to pass the farthest-reaching lobbying reform in a generation, lock up the world’s most dangerous weapons, and bring transparency to government by tracking federal spending online. Barack Obama was sworn in as president on January 20th, 2009, in the middle of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, at a time when our economy was losing 800,000 jobs a month. The President believes an economy that's built to last starts by growing and strengthening the middle class—that’s why he has a plan to create jobs and restore economic security to working families.

Website: https://www.barackobama.com/

Director of State Policy - Greg Newburn

Greg Newburn is a graduate of University of Law and the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Greg has been with Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM), since October of 2010 and originally ran FAMM’s Florida State Project. Prior to joining FAMM, Greg worked at the Cato Institute, and taught high school economics and government. He lives in Gainesville, Florida.

Website: http://famm.org/about/who-we-are/

Sentenced to Life w/o Parole for a Drug Offense - Alton Mills

On July 14, 1994, Alton was 25 years old when he received a mandatory life-without-parole sentence for conspiracy to traffic crack and powder cocaine, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, and use of a telephone to commit a drug crime. President Obama commuted Alton’s sentence on December 18, 2015. He was released in 2016.

Senator - Harry Reid

Harry Reid is the Democratic Leader in the U.S. Senate, someone that has earned the respect of colleagues from both parties, and a powerful advocate for Nevada families. Every day Senator Reid puts his leadership position to work to deliver meaningful results for all Nevadans. He is still guided by the lessons and values he learned in Searchlight. The Las Vegas Sun newspaper summarized Senator Reid’s story by saying that he “has gone from underdog to Senate’s top dog.” Parade Magazine, the nation’s largest weekly magazine, identified Senator Reid as one of a handful of leaders in Washington with “integrity and guts.” Since Nevadans first elected him to the Senate in 1986, Harry Reid has developed a reputation as a consensus builder and a skillful legislator. His Republican colleagues have praised his reasoned, balanced approach.

Website: http://www.reid.senate.gov/

Longtime TV Anchor/Investigative Reporter - Ward Lucas

Ward Lucas is a longtime television anchor and investigative reporter. During his forty year career he has won dozens of prestigious awards including Emmy awards, Associated Press awards, the George Polk Award, and the CSICOP Responsibility in Journalism Award. His stories have always generated controversy and have uncovered corruption in police departments, government agencies and even wrongdoing in the newsroom and the executive staff of a major daily newspaper. Lucas is a popular speaker with a presentation that exposes the kinds of scams that victimize Americans every day. His current book, 'Neighbors at War: The Creepy Case Against Your Homeowners Association', is bound to stir up more controversy since it attacks an institution which has become ingrained in American life. Anyone considering buying a home in a HOA would be advised to read this book.

Website: http://neighborsatwar.com/

Nevada HOA Advocate - Bob Robey

Bob Robey is 77 years old and have been a longtime Nevada HOA Advocate.

Website: http://www.hoacorruption.com/convictions

Democratic Presidential Nominee - Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton was born on October 26, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois, going on to earn her law degree from Yale University. She married fellow law school graduate Bill Clinton in 1975. She later served as first lady from 1993 to 2001, and then as a U.S. senator from 2001 to 2009. In early 2007, Clinton announced her plans to run for the presidency. During the 2008 Democratic primaries, she conceded the nomination when it became apparent that Barack Obama held a majority of the delegate vote. After winning the national election, Obama appointed Clinton secretary of state. She was sworn in as part of his cabinet in January 2009 and served until 2013. In the spring of 2015, she announced her plans to run again for the U.S. presidency. In 2016, she became the first woman in U.S. history to become the presidential nominee of a major political party.

Website: https://www.hillaryclinton.com/

Wrongly Convicted at 16 - Mark Clements

Mark A. Clements spent 28 years behind Illinois prison walls as the result of being tortured and forced by a detective that worked under the command of Jon Burge who tortured African American and Latino men inside area’s two and three violent crime units in Chicago, Illinois from 1972 until 1993. Mark now works with the Northwestern Center for Wrongful Convictions in Illinois to help others who have been wrongly convicted for crimes, they didn’t commit. Mark Clements convictions were overturned in August, 2009 after prosecutors admitted that they had serious doubts that they could sustain a conviction against Clements should he been re-tried.

Website: www.nodeathpenalty.org

Author/Psychotherapist - George Mallinckrodt

George Mallinckrodt has been a psychotherapist for 17 years. He started in private practice and eventually gravitated to working in a psychiatric ward, called the Transitional Care Unit, located in the Florida state prison, known as Dade Correctional Institution. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Miami and did his graduate work in counseling at Barry University. He also is the author of a book, titled: Getting Away with Murder.

Website: http://georgemallinckrodt.com/

Wrongly Convicted/Exonerated - Nino Lyons

Nino Lyons was a clothing store owner, who was arrested after a raid in December of 2000. Although federal agents never found any drugs or paraphernalia, he was charged with trafficking cocaine, counterfeiting and became the victim of what a judge recently called a concerted campaign of prosecutorial abuse. In July 2010, not only did a Federal Judge, Presnell overturn his conviction, he took a rare step of issuing a certificate of actual innocence. The Prosecutor in the case, Bruce Hinshelwood, is no longer with the U.S. Attorney's office, and he was only required to take a one day ethics class as a result. When asked about Presnell's ruling exonerating Lyons, Hinshelwood said only, "It is of no concern to me."The Justice Department agreed to pay nearly $140,000 to Nino Lyons who spent three years in jail while prosecutors concealed evidence that could have set him free.

Website: http://floridainnocence.org/content/?tag=nino-lyons

Congressman - Jason Chaffetz

Jason Chaffetz became the Chairman of the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee in January 2015. He is currently serving his fourth term in the US House of Representatives. In the 114th Congress, he also serves on the House Judiciary Committee. The values Rep. Chaffetz embraces are reflected in the issues he has prioritized during the course of his service. He ran for office on the promise of returning to the core conservative principles of accountability, strong national defense, limited government and fiscal discipline. Accountability has been a hallmark of his work. Foreign policy and national security are a key focus of his work on both the Oversight and previously on the Homeland Security Committee. Rep. Chaffetz believes strongly in a constitutionally limited federal government.

Website: http://chaffetz.house.gov/

Retired Federal Judge - Mary E. Bullock

Mary E. Bullock was the Chief Trial Litigator and owner at the Law Firm of Mary Elizabeth Bullock. As the Federal Administrative Civil Rights Judge at EEOC, she presided over cases where a federal employee (applicant, current or terminated) alleged a Title VII violation against their federal employer, a U.S. government agency. She also held hearings ruling on both liability and damages, ruled on a variety of motions, and initiated telephonic conference calls. She also acted as a settlement judge for cases not assigned to her. She currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Diego Institute of Peace and Justice, a Radio Show Panelist for NAACSA, and a Child Advocate at La Suena Dolche. Learn more about her in her book, "Judging Me."

Author/Ex-Correctional Officer & Prison Inspector - Gary York

Gary York served in the United States Army from 1978 to 1987 and was honorably discharged at the rank of Staff Sergeant from the Military Police Corps. After discharge, he began a career with the Department of Corrections as a Correctional Officer. Gary was promoted to Probation Officer and later to a Senior Probation Officer. He was promoted once again to Senior Prison Inspector where for the next twelve years he conducted Criminal, Civil and Administrative investigations in many state Prisons. He was the 1998 statewide Senior Inspector of the Year and received honors from the Civil-Criminal Division in Washington D.C. in 1999 for a wrongful death investigation he conducted in a Prison. Gary has conducted hundreds of investigations in the prison system regarding numerous crimes that occur in our prison system. Cases that are not known to the public, but are public record.

Website: www.Corruptionbehindbars.com

Author/Psychotherapist - George Mallinckrodt

George Mallinckrodt has been a psychotherapist for 17 years. He started in private practice and eventually gravitated to working in a psychiatric ward, called the Transitional Care Unit, located in the Florida state prison, known as Dade Correctional Institution. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Miami and did his graduate work in counseling at Barry University. He also is the author of a book, titled: Getting Away with Murder.

Website: http://georgemallinckrodt.com/

Congressman - Bob Goodlatte

Bob Goodlatte proudly represents the Sixth Congressional District of Virginia in the United States House of Representatives. As the Sixth District’s representative, Bob has worked diligently to protect the freedoms and civil liberties enshrined in the United States Constitution, including private property and Second Amendment rights. In the 113th Congress, Bob was elected to serve as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. Bob also serves as a senior member of the House Agriculture Committee. During his time in Congress, Bob has also made a name for himself as a leader on Internet and high-tech issues. Bob is a graduate of Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Va., and his undergraduate degree in Government was earned at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.

Website: http://goodlatte.house.gov/

Attorney/Advocate - Areva Martin

Areva is America's go-to expert, host and commentator on compelling legal, political, women’s, children’s and celebrity issues. She is one of the nation’s leading voices in the media. She is an attorney, advocate, legal and social issues commentator and talk show host. In addition, she is an audience favorite on a long list of shows from Dr. Phil to AC 360. Areva’s television credits include regular appearances on Dr. Drew, Good Morning America, World News Tonight, Nancy Grace, The Michael Smercornish Show, CNN International, CNN Tonight, and talk and news shows on MSNBC, Fox News, Fox LA, KCAL and HLN. Areva is well known for her blunt and candid commentary on a range of topics from celebrity news, pop culture trends, race, politics and trending legal news. Areva is recognized as one of the nation’s leading advocates for autism, the underserved and children.

Website: http://arevamartin.com/about/#1

Retired LAPD Sergeant - Cheryl Dorsey

Cheryl Dorsey is a Los Angeles native. In 1978, she began a career in law enforcement where she worked for the State of California, Department of Justice.  In 1980, Cheryl joined the Los Angeles Police Department. During her twenty year (LAPD) career, she worked exclusively in patrol and specialized units such as traffic, vice and the infamous gang unit known as Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (C.R.A.S.H.) She has appeared on CNN’s HLN, NewsMax - MidPoint TV, and the Dr. Phil show as a guest police expert. Cheryl is a frequent commentator on KPCC, KGGN, KTYM and contributing writer for LA Progressive and Huffington Post .

Website: www.cheryldorsey.net

Professor - Joe R. Feagin

Professor Feagin was born in San Angelo, Texas at the end of the Great Depression. He grew up in Houston, Texas, where he completed high school. Graduating from Baylor University in 1960, he then moved to Boston, Massachusetts with his wife, Clairece Booher Feagin, to begin graduate work at Harvard University in social relations (sociology). After completing his Ph.D. degree in 1966, he became an assistant professor at the University of California in Riverside. Four years later, he accepted an associate professor position at University of Texas, where he taught for twenty years. He also served as Scholar-in-Residence at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (1974-1975). In 2004, he came to Texas A&M, as the Ella C. McFadden professor in sociology. Over the years, he has done research work on a variety of racism and sexism issues.

Website: http://sociology.tamu.edu/feagin-joe/

Brother of Ex-Governor Rod Blagojevich - Robert Blagojevich

In August 2008, Robert Blagojevich began serving as the chairman of Friends of Blagojevich, a campaign fund to support his brother Rod Blagojevich’s campaign for governor in Chicago. On December 9, 2008, Rod Blagojevich was arrested at his Ravenswood Manor home by federal agents on corruption charges that included an alleged effort to sell or trade President Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat. On August 26, 2010, federal prosecutors announced they would not retry Robert Blagojevich and all charges against him were dropped.

Website: http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2015/04/14/robert-blagojevich-his-brother-rod-and-2010-trial

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