As founder of the grassroots, nonpartisan campaign, Voters Not Politicians, Katie Fahey started a political movement in 2016 that would take on gerrymandering in Michigan by amending the State Constitution with 61 percent of the vote. Fahey began her career with SpartanNash, creating their first sustainability program. Before that, she worked for Michigan Recycling Coalition. Fahey now is executive director of The People, a nonprofit that aims to unite citizens from across the country and across the political spectrum in altering the status quo. Fahey graduated from Aquinas College in 2011 with degrees in Sustainable Business and Community Leadership.
Ari Berman is a senior reporter at Mother Jones, covering voting rights, and a reporting fellow at Type Media Center. He’s the author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America and Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics. He won a 2017 Izzy Award for outstanding achievement in independent media.
Chris Durrance is a documentary filmmaker who has worked on more than a dozen films for PBS FRONTLINE, including College Inc., The Madoff Affair and Return of the Taliban. He is the winner of a Peabody, two Emmys, a duPont-Columbia Silver Baton and an Overseas Press Club award. He has worked with Barak Goodman on Clinton, the four-hour presidential biography, and Cancer: The Emperor of all Maladies. More recently, he produced a biography of President Ford and is currently producing The Gene, slated for broadcast on PBS in 2020.