Since 1987, Nancy Pelosi has represented California's Eighth District in the House of Representatives, which includes most of the City of San Francisco. In 2002, her colleagues elected her Democratic Leader of the House, making her the first woman to lead a major party in the U.S. Congress. In 2007, Nancy Pelosi was elected Speaker of the House..
Simone Campbell, SSS
Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK since 2004, is a religious leader, attorney and poet with extensive experience in public policy and advocacy for systemic change. In Washington, she lobbies on issues of peace building and economic justice. Around the country, she is a noted speaker and educator on these public policy issues.
Mark Stricherz is the author of Why the Democrats are Blue: How Secular Liberals Hijacked the People's Party. (Encounter Books) He is a senior news producer at AOL.
Michael Steel has served since January 2009 as the chairman of the Republican National Committee. An expert on political strategy and election reform, he most recently served as Chairman of GOPAC, and also held posts on the National Federal Election Reform Commission and the NAACP Blue Ribbon Commission on Election Reform.
Democratic Senator Bob Casey was elected to the U.S Senate on November 7, 2006, representing the state of Pennsylvania.
He serves on five Senate committees.
Paul Ryan is a Repulican representing Wisconsin's 1st congressional distirict. Currently serving his sixth term in the House of Representatives, Ryan is the ranking member of the House Budget Committee. He is a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over tax policy, Social Security, health care and trade laws.
E.J. Dionne, Jr.
As a Washington Post columnist and senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, E.J. Dionne researches and writes on a range of issues that include elections; polling; the role of media in politics; and the role of religion in public life.