Washington is broken. In the midst of a global pandemic and economic recession, we’ve seen an unprecedented level of corruption and self-dealing by the people elected to serve us. Billions of dollars in recovery money intended for working Americans is flowing to special interests, big corporations, and even some elected officials.
Conservatives in Congress have responded by turning a blind eye to protect their allies. Worse, they are trying to distract the American people with election-year partisan investigations to smear their opponents. We saw it with Benghazi and Hillary’s emails, and now we’re seeing it again.
While we can’t make government officials and their allies act with integrity, we can use every tool at our disposal to stop them from misleading and manipulating Americans. We’ll expose the truth about their records, including how they’ve used their positions to enrich themselves and those close to them.
Kyle Herrig is the executive director of the Congressional Integrity Project.
Kyle is the Founder and President of Accountable.US, a nonpartisan government watchdog and serves as the board chair of American Oversight, an accountability organization that leverages the power of open records requests and the courts to hold the administration accountable. Herrig previously practiced law.
A Nebraska native, Kyle holds a bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a law degree from the George Washington University Law School.
Mindy Myers served as the first female executive director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee during the 2018 cycle. Prior to her role as executive director, Mindy led the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee’s independent expenditures in 2016.
Previously she served as campaign manager for high-profile elected officials including Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sheldon Whitehouse’s (D-RI) and Richard Blumenthal’s (D-CT). During Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, Mindy was his New Hampshire state director and during Al Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign served as the deputy director for constituency outreach.
Raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Mindy is a graduate of American University’s School of Public Affairs.
Michael is a Senior Vice President at SKDKnickerbocker and has more than 15 years of experience in political strategy and government. Michael served as Mayor Muriel Bowser’s communications director in Washington, D.C. Previously Michael was national press secretary for the Democratic National Committee during the 2014 election cycle, where he advised state parties, candidates, and elected officials at the local, state, and federal level. Michael also served as a top spokesman for President Obama’s 2012 reelection and held several positions with then-Senator Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign.
Melanie Sloan is an attorney and nationally recognized expert on government ethics. Currently a senior advisor to the government watchdog group American Oversight, she also served as the founding executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), which she led for more than a decade.
Prior to starting CREW, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia from 1998 to 2003, focusing on sexual assault and other violent crimes. She was also counsel to the judiciary committees of both the U.S. House and Senate.
Melanie earned her B.A. and J.D. from the University of Chicago and has published in the Yale Law and Policy Review, as well as numerous other publications.
Brad Woodhouse is the Executive Director of the health care advocacy group Protect Our Care. Previously he led Americans United for Change, American Bridge and Correct the Record.
Brad served as a senior strategist for President Obama’s two campaigns for president, as Communications Director for the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and as a DNC Senior Adviser and surrogate for the Obama for America campaign during the 2008 general election. He previously worked for numerous other candidates and causes around the country.
A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Brad graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in political science.
Hayley Matz Meadvin
Hayley Matz Meadvin is a Director at Precision Strategies and a nationally recognized communications veteran with more than 15 years of experience at every level of government.
Hayley has extensive experience in politics and public service. She served as chief officer for strategy and communications for Chicago Public Schools (CPS).
During the Obama administration, she served in the White House as communications director to Dr. Jill Biden and in the U.S. Small Business Administration as press secretary and deputy communications director. On Capitol Hill, she served as press secretary for the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, created the Senate Democrats’ national media booking program, and directed message press events for the Democratic caucus in Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office.
Hayley graduated from Tulane University and has a law degree from Penn State University.