Board of Directors

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Stephanie Taylor

Founder, Board President

Stephanie Taylor is the co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) and has spent nearly 20 years working on labor, electoral and advocacy campaigns throughout the country. She is a former union organizer and a pioneer in the area of scalable field, using technology and field to achieve results. Taylor has appeared or been profiled in hundreds of news stories including ABC, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, NPR, the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Guardian, and others. She has been honored by the Congressional Progressive Caucus for her work, and serves on the advisory board of the State Innovation Exchange (SIX). She is a founding member of the influential Women in Politics and Technology (WIPT) community. Taylor has a B.A. from the University of Virginia and an MFA from Columbia. In her "spare time," she is completing a PhD in American labor history at Georgetown, writing a dissertation on the formation of the global working class at the turn of the century. 

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Adam Green

Founder, Board Treasurer

Adam Green is the co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC). For four years, he worked as Director of Strategic Campaigns and Civic Communications Director for Previously, Adam served as the Democratic National Committee’s press secretary in Oregon for the 2004 presidential campaign, communications director for the New Jersey Democratic Party in 2003, and press secretary for the top winning Democratic U.S. Senate race of 2002. He has a B.A. from George Washington University and a law degree from University of Virginia. He is a frequent contributor on both MSNBC and CNN. Follow him on Twitter @AdamGreen.

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Lawrence Lessig

Board Member

Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, and founder of Rootstrikers, a network of activists leading the fight against government corruption. He has authored numerous books, including Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Our Congress—and a Plan to Stop It, Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace, Free Culture, and Remix.

Lessig serves on the Boards of Creative Commons, AXA Research Fund and, and on the Advisory Boards of the Sunlight Foundation, the Better Future Project, and Democracy Café. He is a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Association, and has received numerous awards, including the Free Software Foundation’s Freedom Award, Fastcase 50 Award and being named one of Scientific American's Top 50 Visionaries.

Lessig holds a BA in economics and a BS in management from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in philosophy from Cambridge, and a JD from Yale. As Professor at Stanford Law School, Lessig founded the school’s Center for Internet and Society. He clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court.

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James Rucker

Board Member

James Rucker is a technologist and software entrepreneur turned activist who has spent the last 10 years seeking to use technology to strengthen the voice of everyday people in creating political and social change.

James co-founded, an online community of over a million people dedicated to amplifying the political voice of Black America, in the aftermath of the failed governmental response to Hurricane Katrina.  He led the organization from its founding in 2005 through early 2011.  He is also co-founder of Citizen Engagement Laboratory (CEL), a home for people and projects working to shift culture and transform society, and VideoTheVote, a project that documented and reported election day irregularities.  Prior, James served as Director of Grassroots Mobilization for, playing a lead role in technology and organizing strategy. Before working in politics and social change, James worked in various roles in the software industry in the Silicon Valley.

James serves on the boards of the, Southern Poverty Law Center, and  He grew up in Seaside, California and has a BS in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University.  He lives with his family in San Francisco.

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Dave Karpf

Board Member

Dave Karpf is an Assistant Professor in the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs.  He teaches courses in strategic political communication and conducts research on the internet and political organizing.  He is the author of The MoveOn Effect: The Unexpected Transformation of American Political Advocacy (Oxford University Press, 2012) and is currently writing a second book about analytics and activism.  He is the former National Director of the Sierra Student Coalition, and spent 6 years on the Sierra Club Board of Directors (2004-2010).  He writes about American politics, digital activism, civic technology, and assorted other topics, primarily through blog posts at