Joe Biden & Bernie Sanders Reveal The 48 Members Serving On The Joint Policy Task Forces

Huffington Post has an article out about the list of 48 lawmakers, activists, union leaders and academics Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders have agreed upon to help craft the Democratic policy platform and shape the direction of Biden’s Administration. Give the piece a read but here’s the full list:

Climate Change
Sanders’ picks:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), co-chair
Varshini Prakash, co-founder of the Sunrise Movement
Catherine Flowers, founder of the Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice

Biden’s picks:
Former Secretary of State John Kerry, co-chair
Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.)

Kerry Duggan, former Obama policy adviser
Former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy
Rep. Donald McEachin (D-Va.)

Criminal Justice Reform
Sanders’ picks:
Chiraag Bains, director of legal strategies at Demos, co-chair
Linn County, Iowa, Supervisor Stacey Walker
South Carolina state Rep. Justin Bamberg

Biden’s picks:

Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), co-chair
Tennessee state Sen. Raumesh Akbari
Former Acting Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta
Former Attorney General Eric Holder
Symone Sanders, Biden campaign adviser

Sanders’ picks:
Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, co-chair
Stephanie Kelton, Stony Brook University
Darrick Hamilton, Ohio State University

Biden’s picks:

Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), co-chair
Jared Bernstein, chief economist and chief economic adviser to Vice President Biden
Ben Harris, chief economist and chief economic adviser to Vice President Biden
Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
Sonal Shah, policy director for Pete Buttigieg’s 2020 presidential campaign

Sanders picks:
Heather Gautney, Sanders policy adviser, co-chair
Alejandro Adler, Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University
Professor Hirokazu Yoshikawa, New York University

Biden’s picks:
Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), co-chair
Lily Eskelsen García, president of the National Education Association
Maggie Thompson, executive director of Generation Progress
Christie Vilsack, literacy advocate
Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers

Health Care
Sanders’ picks:
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), co-chair
Dr. Donald Berwick, former director of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, former Michigican gubernatorial candidate

Biden’s picks:
Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, co-chair
Mary Kay Henry, president of the Service Employees International Union
Professor Sherry Glied, New York University
Chris Jennings, Obama administration health care policy adviser
Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.)

Sanders’ picks:
Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, co-chair
Marisa Franco, director of Mijente
Javier Valdés, co-executive director of Make the Road

Biden’s picks:
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.), co-chair
Cristóbal Alex, Biden campaign adviser
Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas)
Juan Gonzalez, adviser to Vice President Biden
Nevada Lt. Gov. Kate Marshall

All in all, a good list. Love to hear your thoughts. Also, click here to donate and get involved with Biden’s campaign.

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