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APB is proud to represent some of the nation's leading liberal thought leaders and politicians. Addressing a wide range of subjects - from the economy to social issues - APB's liberal speakers strike a chord with their audiences through the power and candor of their words. Look to one of our many elected officials, leading trendspotters, journalists, and pollsters to add sizzle to your event, especially as elections draw near.

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Civil Rights Activist & Politician

Former Presidential candidate, civil rights activist Reverend Jackson is one of the best known and most influential voices of American political and social activism. Called “the great unifier,” he has played a pivotal role in virtually every...

Former Presidential Candidate & Consumer Advocate

A former Green Party candidate for president, Ralph Nader fights for the people on the issues that matter most: healthcare, safety, environment, ethics, education, and economic & social equality.

Host, Democracy Now!

Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on more than 800 public television and radio stations worldwide. A well informed and captivating keynote...

Public Intellectual & Best-Selling Author

Named by Essence magazine as one of the 50 most inspiring African Americans in the U.S., Michael Eric Dyson is also a best-selling author, one of the nation's most renowned public intellectuals, and he has revitalized the title with the...

New York Times Columnist & Pulitzer Prize-Winner

Maureen Dowd, winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary, became a columnist on The New York Times Op-Ed page in 1995 after having served as a correspondent in the paper's Washington bureau since 1986.

Author, Educator & Historian

A former chair of the US Civil Rights Commission, law professor and civil rights historian, Dr. Mary Frances Berry defends the rights of all people, supporting issues from fair housing to equal...

Comedian

Bill Maher is one of the most politically astute comedians in America today. His unflinching honesty and commitment to never pulling a punch have garnered him the respect and admiration of millions of fans. In 2003, Maher launched Real Time...

Interim Chair of the Democratic National Committee

Donna Brazile is a commentator on CNN and a Democratic consultant. She became the first African American to run a major presidential campaign when she managed Gore for President in the 2000 election.

Award-winning Journalist

During a career that has now spanned more than 35 years, Juan Gonzalez has emerged as one of the country’s best-known and most-respected Latino journalists. A staff columnist with The New York Daily News, Gonzalez is known for hard-hitting...

Feminist & Writer

One of America's foremost radical feminists, Angela Davis was on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted List in the '60s for her activism. She continues to speak out for equality.

MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent

Ari Melber is a correspondent for The Nation magazine, the oldest political weekly in America, a writer for the magazine's blog, a columnist for Politico and an attorney.

Civil & Women's Rights Activist

Speaker Kim Crenshaw coined the term "intersectionality" and had her work cited in the drafting of the South African constitution.

Political & Social Activist

A leading voice in civil rights, speaker Al Sharpton is founder and president of the National Action Network, which supports community businesses and combats corporate racism.

Pulitzer-Winning Columnist

A Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist known for her honest and heartfelt take on the realities of life, speaker Connie Schultz lures readers with her astute observations and wit.

CEO, Citizen University

Former White House speechwriter and advisor, Liu is the founder of Citizen University and author of such acclaimed works as Guiding Lights, The Accidental Asian, The Gardens of Democracy, and his latest, A Chinaman’s...

Provocative Public Intellectual & Groundbreaking Author

One of America’s most provocative public intellectuals, Cornel West has been a champion for racial justice since childhood. His writing, speaking and teaching weave together the traditions of the Black Baptist Church, progressive politics and...

Former US Senator / Author / Lawyer

Former US Senator from Maine, Mitchell served as the Chairman of the Peace Negotiations in Northern Ireland. Under his leadership, a historic accord ending decades of conflict was agreed upon by the governments of Ireland, the UK, and the...

Civil Rights Activist

The daughter of George C. Wallace - one of the 1960's most ardent segregationists - speaker Peggy Wallace Kennedy has broken her family's legacy to become one of the nation's foremost voices on justice...

Mayor of Miami

As mayor, speaker Manny Diaz transformed Miami from a poor, crime-ridden, and economically stagnant city to a flourishing metropolis with a hurtling skyline.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author & Columnist

Tina Rosenberg is co-writer of the New York Times "Fixes" column and author of Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World.

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