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President, Human Rights Campaign
Chad Griffin is the president of the Human Rights Campaign. Griffin has spent his career taking on entrenched, well-financed interests like big tobacco, big oil, and the far right, and shaped national policy debates around equal rights, clean energy, universal health care, stem cell research, and early childhood education.
Griffin is a founding board member of the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), the sole sponsor of the Prop. 8 lawsuit. He is personally responsible for recruiting the legal dream team of Theodore Olson and David Boies to successfully argue the case.
A veteran of the Clinton White House communications team and a native of Arkansas, Griffin was highly motivated by young people in taking this new endeavor.