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Maya L. Harris
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Maya L. Harris is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School, with a focus on promoting policies that strengthen the U.S. economy and democracy through greater inclusion of women and people of color. She previously served as the Vice President of Democracy, Rights and Justice and an Officer of the Board of Trustees at the Ford Foundation, where she directed the investment of over $750 million in efforts to promote effective governance, increase democratic participation, and protect human rights throughout the U.S. and in ten countries around the world. Prior to Ford, Ms. Harris served as Executive Director of the ACLU of Northern California, where she led the litigation, public education, advocacy and organizing efforts of the nation's largest ACLU affiliate.

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Showing Their Strength: Women of Color an Undeniable Force Among American Voters

(1) Comments | Posted November 4, 2014 | 3:38 PM

With the election upon us, politicians, political analysts and pundits alike are laser-focused on a perennial election question: What will women and people of color do? Standing at the intersection of these two constituencies -- women and people of color -- is a powerful force that we haven't much talked...

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The Moment for a Movement

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2013 | 4:29 PM

The civil rights movement in America is set to abound in prideful reflection, and deservedly so. Yet for all our success along justice's moral arc, it is also a moment for renewed drive and direction.

It may appear to some that 50 years after the Rev. Martin Luther King...

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