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Brian Young
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Corporate Action Network Co-founder Brian Young is a key architect of the organization's vision and execution. Leading the strategy and technology of the Corporate Action Network, Brian is the creative force spearheading CAN’s long-term objectives.

Brian comes to the organization after a decade at the forefront of the digital revolution in politics. He worked in the earliest days of Howard Dean’s presidential campaign and he also has traditional political experience, including running a Congressional campaign and creating television ads for multiple political campaigns. He spent four years heading up the digital operations for John Kerry's political operation, raising millions of dollars from the members of Senator Kerry's three-million-person email list and guiding the creation of numerous cutting-edge organizing drives. Brian also headed the digital operations in John Kerry's Senate office and led the Web redesign of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Brian Young is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and has several worked with national and international networks in a variety of roles for various productions from major sporting events to feature films.

He retains an interest in photography, ran a marathon in under three hours (by Paul Ryan's reckoning), loves hiking and traveling, and thinks Baltimore is a lot more fun than Washington, DC.

Entries by Brian Young

Tell BP to Drop Dudley

(2) Comments | Posted October 4, 2013 | 3:26 PM

As we all know, just three years ago, BP was responsible for the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history. How has the leadership at BP reacted? First they spent $50 million on ads to try to convince the public that they would take responsibility for their actions. But...

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No Surprises: BP Tries to Back Out of Their Responsibilities in the Gulf

(4) Comments | Posted August 12, 2013 | 1:37 PM

Shortly after an explosion on British Petroleum's Deepwater Horizon oil rig killed 11 people and spilled an estimated 210 million gallons of oil off the coast of Louisiana, the company sprung into action to protect what matters -- its public image. BP spent more than $93 million on...

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Walmart's Low Wages: Not Just for Walmart Employees Anymore

(34) Comments | Posted July 18, 2013 | 2:43 PM

It might not surprise you that Walmart is fighting a 'living wage' bill in DC, but, if they win, you might be surprised at how it affects the future of your town. The massive retailer's recent threat to cancel plans for additional stores in Washington, D.C., is part...

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Buying Off the Ref

(7) Comments | Posted May 6, 2013 | 6:16 PM

The Supreme Court is supposed to the branch of government that acts as a referee. When any party has too much power and is using it to break the rules of the Constitution, the role of the Supreme Court is to step in and blow the whistle, remind everyone of...

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Do Asbestos Victims Deserve Compensation? And Other Questions the Wall Street Journal Never Asks

(2) Comments | Posted March 18, 2013 | 11:54 AM

Is the Wall Street Journal afraid to make an affirmative statement about so-called "fraud" in asbestos cases? They should be. Their passive voice headline: "As Asbestos Claims Rise, So Do Worries About Fraud" is typical of a media source that can't stand behind their work. Here's how to...

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Shedding a Tear for the Insurance Industry?

(5) Comments | Posted February 27, 2013 | 11:57 AM

I wanted to take a minute to draw attention to a story that isn't getting much play in the headlines. It turns out that deaths resulting from asbestos exposure of 20-50 years ago are expected to peak in 2015. Experts estimate that total U.S. deaths from asbestos will...

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The Department of Justice? Not for Wall Street

(4) Comments | Posted February 4, 2013 | 5:33 PM

For anyone who watched last week's PBS Frontline documentary, The Untouchables, it's pretty clear that the reason that we have not seen one single banker brought to justice for criminal wrongdoing in the mortgage crisis is because the Department of Justice has had the wrong Sheriff in charge. Lanny Breuer,...

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