Bob Fertik co-founded with David Lytel in 2000 as the online home of the "Aggressive Progressives" (you can read our history). He is a life-long progressive and Democratic Party activist, as well as a blogger, journalist, author, candidate, political consultant, and entrepreneur. He co-founded numerous organizations, most recently and He graduated from Yale College with a B.A. in Economics in 1979, and lives with his family in New York City.

David Swanson is the Washington Director of He is co-founder of the coalition and a board member of Progressive Democrats of America. He has worked as a newspaper reporter and as a communications director, with jobs including Press Secretary for Dennis Kucinich's 2004 presidential campaign, Media Coordinator for the International Labor Communications Association, and three years as Communications Coordinator for ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. Swanson obtained a Master's degree in philosophy from the University of Virginia in 1997. His website is  


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