Public Citizen Trustees

Anonymous • Jason B. Adkins • Cindy L. Barber • Catherine D. Bertram • Lisa Blue • Lennart Braberg • James E. Butler • Elizabeth J. Cabraser • Jacqueline T. Colclough • Jeffrey L. Fazio • Glenn Garland • David and Sherry Gold • Victor E. Long • Dina E. Micheletti • Merry T. O’Donnell • Katherine Perls • Patrick M. Regan • Stephen Silberstein • Doug Phelps • Joel O. Wooten • Salvatore J. Zambri

40th Gala Sponsors

Champions of Justice
Anonymous • Mark A. Chavez • Caragh Glenn Fay • Joseph William Fay • Thomas Fortune Fay • Andrew S. Friedman • Jonathan E. Gertler • William Harrell • Molly Patricia Hoffman • Annie Kaplan • Bruce R. Pfaff • Shelley Powsner and Steve Skrovan • In Memory of Phillip M. Stern

Defenders of Democracy
Anonymous • American Association for Justice • Al Brayton • Elizabeth J. Cabraser • Consumers Union • Paul J. Cornoni • Jonathan W. Cuneo • Steven E. Fineman • G. Courtney French • Andrew Friedman • Pamela Gilbert • Jeffrey M. Goldberg • International Brotherhood of Teamsters • Anne Hale Johnson • Charles J. LaDuca • Edward M. Levin • Patrick A. Malone • Cyrus Mehri • Lisa Mezzetti • Herbert Milstein • Barry J. Nace • Christopher T. Nace • Jonathan B. Nace • Matthew A. Nace • National Nurses United • Victoria Nugent • Jack Olender • Donald Ross • Caitlin S. Palacios • Joseph Sellers • Andy Shallal • Dr. Victoria Sharp, Center for Comprehensive Care • Steve Skalet • Steven Toll • Janet Varnell • Brian Warwick

Super Citizens
Anonymous • Greg Barnhart • Timothy J. Becker • Jeffrey A. Burns • Nancy Chasen and Don Spero • Roxanne Conlin • Earl Denney • Tim E. Dollar • Sylvan Feldstein • Jack Gillis • Katrina vanden Heuvel • Caroline Ramsay and John Merriam • Jack Scarola • Chris Searcy • John Shipley • Sam and Susan Simon • Robert L. Vogel

Board Of Directors

Jason B. Adkins • Jim Bildner • Mark A. Chavez • Joan Claybrook • Barbara Ehrenreich • Robert C. Fellmeth • Andrew S. Friedman • David Halperin • Jim Hightower • Joy Howell • Annie Leonard • Cynthia Renfro • John Richard • Steve Skrovan • Anthony So

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Public Citizen’s 40th Anniversary Gala

On October 20, 2011, hundreds of Public Citizen supporters from across the country joined Peabody Award-winning journalist Bill Moyers—along with Public Citizen founders Ralph Nader, Dr. Sidney Wolfe, Alan Morrison and Joan Claybrook—to celebrate all we’ve accomplished in our first 40 years and look ahead to the work we have to do in our fifth decade and beyond.

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Photograph of Bill Moyers  

Widely acclaimed as one of America’s most respected journalists, Bill Moyers has been honored with 36 Emmys, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. Moyers was an organizing founder and deputy director of the Peace Corps, Special Assistant and then Press Secretary to President Lyndon Johnson, and publisher of Newsday before beginning his broadcast career in 1971.

 
 

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