Adam Levin writes about politics and media, is a board member of the United Nations Association of St. Louis, and is an accomplished trombonist.
Hafsa Mansoorhas BAs from Webster University in International Human Rights and Political Science. She is studying public interest law at Seton Hall Law School in New Jersey and hopes to use her education to empower survivors of domestic violence and dismantle institutionalized racism by restoring dignity to the marginalized.
Mary Di Valerio is a politically active feminist who believes in the quintessential power of free speech. She is a senior at Eureka High School and hopes to make the world a better place, primarily by using her voice to educate others and enact change
Willy Kesleris a retired librarian who a few years ago relocated to St. Louis. She is alternately delighted and horrified by some of the more gothic aspects of Missouri politics as well as fortified by the persistence of progressives in a reddening state.
Since 1969, Arthur Lieber has been teaching and working in non-profit educational organizations. His focus has been on promoting critical, creative, and enjoyable learning for students in informal settings. In the 2010 mid-term elections, he was the Democratic nominee for US Congress from Missouri’s 2nd Congressional District.
Gloria Shur Bilchik is a freelance writer and community volunteer in St. Louis, Missouri. She is the editor of Occasional Planet. She views the preservation of progressive values as vital to making the world a humane, livable place for her children and grandchildren.
Lisa Granich-Kovarik taught sixth grade for six years in Ritenour School district and currently coordinates a middle school Model United Nations program for Civitas. A mom of three, Lisa enjoys following politics when she is not filling sippy cups and settling disputes over paper dolls.
Renee Shur lives and works in New York’s Hudson Valley.
Stacy Mergenthal is a citizen journalist, activist for progressive causes, and voice for the working class. She currently resides in Wentzville, Missouri with her husband and children.
Before Bill Kesler retired in 2007 as vice-president of production for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, he worked for more than 20 years as a photojournalist.
Susan Cunningham is a retired teacher of American history. She lives near St. Louis, Missouri.
Madonna Gauding is a freelance writer, illustrator and book designer living in St. Louis. MO. She is the author of 10 books on a variety of “mind, body, spirit” topics.
Mary Clemons retired but not retiring, moved from being an armchair progressive to becoming an active advocate for issues of social justice. She credits her new found skills in writing and speaking out to Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice. She is immediate past president of the organization.
Steve Sorkin A lifelong organizer and activist, Steve Sorkin now qualifies for the senior menu at IHOP and spends his time pontificating on the intertubes. He credits reading Doonesbury faithfully for 40 years for everything he knows.
Reece Ellis Reece Ellis is a political science major at Truman State University, where he serves as president of the university's College Democrats.