Darcy Burner President, ProgressiveCongress.org

Darcy Burner is the President of ProgressiveCongress.org and the Progressive Congress Action Fund. As such, she is responsible for strategy and management of the organizations, which serve to connect the progressive movement, ideas, and Congress.

She ran for Congress in Washington State in 2006 and in 2008, and was the principle author and organizer of the Responsible Plan to End the War in Iraq, endorsed by more than sixty candidates for the U.S. House and U.S. Senate.

She has been a guest featured on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, the Ed Show, C-SPAN, ABC, NPR, Pacifica Radio, and a host of local programs, and featured in Roll Call, Politico, The Hill, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Huffington Post, DailyKos.com, The Nation, Mother Jones, and as a keynote speaker at Netroots Nation alongside Bill Clinton and Howard Dean. She is a regular front page contributor to OpenLeft.com discussing matters pertaining to Congress, and writes occasionally for DailyKos, Crooks & Liars, and Huffington Post as well.

She’s a member of the board of Council for a Livable World’s PeacePAC, the SNAP PAC Advisory Board, the Progressive Ideas Network Advisory Board, the Center for International Policy board, and the Netroots Arts and Education Initiative (the 501c(3) portion of Netroots Nation). She is a former board member of NARAL Pro-Choice America. In her spare time, she runs the Congressional Progressive Caucus PAC.