Monica Raye Simpson is the executive director of SisterSong, the National Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective. She is also a singer, full circle Doula and was recently named a New Civil Rights Leader by Essence magazine.
Lillian Singh is a social economic activist and a participant in The OpEd Project Global Policy Solutions Greenhouse.She holds a bachelor's of arts in Urban Planning and Master's in Sociology from Stanford University.
David Sirota is the Director of Strategic Communications at the Center for American Progress and the American Progress Action Fund. He formerly served as chief spokesman for Democrats on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee.
Theda Skocpol is Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University. Her article in Issue 46 is from a chapter in Civic Engagement in American Democracy from the Brookings Institution.