Russ Feingold founded Progressives United in February of 2011 to combat the corrupting influence of corporate money in our elections and government.
One of the preeminent champions of reform, Russ co-authored the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, commonly known as McCain-Feingold, and has been one of the most outspoken critics of the lawless Citizens United decision.
After serving 10 years in the Wisconsin State Senate and 18 years in the US Senate, Russ has since authored the New York Times bestselling book While America Sleeps, A Wake-up Call For The Post-911 Era. He has also taught at Stanford University, Stanford Law, Marquette University, and Lawrence University.
Russ is currently on leave from Progressives United while serving in the State Department as President Obama’s Special Envoy to the Great Lakes region of Africa.