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Marge Baker

Marge Baker

Executive Vice President

Marge Baker is Executive Vice President at People For the American Way, where she oversees the organization’s government affairs and advocacy portfolio. She serves as spokesperson and chief strategist for People For’s ongoing work to confirm fair-minded judges to the federal judiciary and has led the organization’s voting rights advocacy campaigns, including the ongoing fight to pass the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, as well as our efforts to reduce the undue influence of money in politics through a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.

In her work at People For she brings a deep understanding of the issues, strong legislative know how, and the ability to build diverse progressive coalitions to win meaningful victories on key progressive issues. Baker’s expertise and insight is frequently drawn upon by TV, radio, and print outlets such as MSNBC, Fox News, New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, and Politico.

She has served for more than 45 years in various public service roles. Prior to her current position, she was the staff director for the late Senator Paul Wellstone on the Senate’s Employment, Safety and Training Subcommittee. She also clerked for the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, served as Chief Counsel to Senator Howard Metzenbaum on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and directed the Consumer Services Division of the New York Department of Public Service.

Baker is a graduate of Yale Law School.

Areas of expertise
  • Fair and Just Courts
  • Money in Politics
  • Voting Rights