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James Rucker
James Rucker, from ColorofChange.org, has extensive experience in community organizing. Previously, he served as director of grassroots mobilization for MoveOn.org Political Action and MoveOn.org Civic Action. Prior to joining MoveOn, James worked in various roles in the software industry in Silicon Valley, including co-founding and leading Imana, Inc., an enterprise software company in San Francisco.

James is passionate about school reform and issues of equity, and serves on the boards of two area schools. He grew up in Seaside, California and has a B.S. in symbolic systems from Stanford University.

Brad Friedman
Brad Friedman is a journalist/blogger, political commentator, and creator/managing rditor of The Brad Blog in which he¹s broken stories such as "The White House Website Scrubbing", the "Tom Feeney/Clint Curtis/Yang Enterprises Vote-Rigging Scandal,² which inspired the documentary, Murder, Spies & Voting Lies.

He has filed thousands of stories on issues of election integrity since 2004. His expertise has earned him invitations to address the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) in Washington, D.C., the Texas statelegislature, and many other governmental and non-governmental organizations. Brad is a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post and has written articles and editorials for The Guardian (UK), Mother Jones, Editor & Publisher, ComputerWorld, Columbus Free Press, Salon.com, TruthOut.org, Harvard's Nieman Foundation of Journalism, Hustler and other publications and websites.

Jon Pincus
Jon Pincus' current professional projects include Tales from the Net (a book on social networks co-authored with Deborah Pierce) and starting a strategy consulting practice. Previous work includes leading the Ad Astra (Analysis and Development of Awesome STRAtegies) project as general manger for strategy development in Microsoft's online services group; creating the static analysis tools PREfix and PREfast (now available in Visual Studio) at his startup Intrinsa and then at Microsoft Research; security planning with the Windows Security Push and XPSP2 task forces; and the National Academies/CSTB panel Sufficient Evidence.

His primary current research interests include the interactions between social networks and diversity theory, and recasting the field of computer science as a social science. He currently blogs about these topics as well as voting rights, political activism, poetry, and others at Liminal States elsewhere. He is a contributer to the Voter Suppression wiki.

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