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LeeAnn Hall
LeeAnn Hall is the founder and executive director of the Alliance for a Just Society. She leads a network of 14 state organizations stretching from Washington state to Maine and Virginia.

A leader in social and racial justice organizing for 30 years, Hall has influenced and effected national reforms in health care, immigration policy, and fair pay. She has guided and inspired hundreds of young organizers into careers in social justice work.

Hall received the prestigious Leadership for a Changing World Award from the Ford Foundation, and awards from the Advocacy Institute and the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. Her work is highlighted in several books and journals, and she is a sought-after panelist. She serves on multiple boards, including OneAmerica, Race Forward, and the executive committee of the Fair Immigration Reform Movement.

Hall lives in Seattle, Washington.

Entries by LeeAnn Hall

Let's Put Some Muscle on Those Skinny Health Care Networks

(1) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 1:56 PM

Have you heard about the latest fad in health care? It's called "skinny networks."

Normally, when I hear the words "skinny" and "health" in the same sentence, I think about the importance of diet and exercise. Yet, when we're discussing health provider networks, there's nothing healthy about skinny.


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Legislators Who Block Medicaid Expansion Are Stiffing Veterans Out of Health Care, and Stiffing Workers Out of Jobs

(3) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 4:44 PM

The scandal over long wait times for veterans in the Department of Veterans Affairs health system has grabbed a lot of headlines and elicited a lot of righteous anger -- as it should. America's veterans deserve so much better.

But as Ezra Klein pointed out in a piece...

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3 Reasons Harris v. Quinn Matters to All of Us

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 2:59 PM

The Harris v. Quinn ruling on Monday was a huge step backward in the national effort to develop rights and protections for home care workers. It's also a clear call to action for all of us not to become complacent or take for granted the rights and protections that were...

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Time for Congress to Smarten Up and Reduce Student Loan Debt

(4) Comments | Posted June 11, 2014 | 1:34 PM

How many shoes have to drop in the student loan crisis before Congress will finally do something to stem the flood of student debt and crack down on bad corporate actors who are profiteering off the student debt bubble?

We already knew student debt was a crushing burden -- $1.2...

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Will Health Coverage Translate Into Getting Health Care?

(8) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 11:59 AM

More than 7.5 million people have signed up for new health coverage through the Affordable Care Act's state and federal health insurance marketplaces at the close of the first enrollment period.

The Department of Health and Human Services reports that another 3 million people have...

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