Moderated by: David Graham, Senior Associate Editor, TheAtlantic.com
Robert Doar, Morgridge Fellow in Poverty Studies, American Enterprise Institute
The Honorable Barbara Lee (D-CA), United States House of Representatives
Patty Stonesifer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Martha's Table
Angela Sutton, Member, Witnesses to Hunger
Robert Doar is the Morgridge Fellow in Poverty Studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) where he will study and evaluate how free enterprise and improved federal policies and programs can reduce poverty and provide opportunities for vulnerable Americans. Specifically Doar will focus on the health, education, and community participation of children and early adults.
David Graham is a senior associate editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees the Politics Channel. He previously reported for Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, and The National.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee is a forceful and progressive voice in Congress, dedicated to social and economic justice, international peace, and civil and human rights.
First elected in 1998 to represent California’s then-9th Congressional District (now the 13th), the Democratic lawmaker has established a reputation for principled and independent stands, unafraid to take on the tough issues and speak her mind for her constituents, for a more just America, and for a safer world. As a social worker by profession, being an advocate for people dealing with the federal bureaucracy has been a priority.
Patty Stonesifer joined Martha's Table as President & CEO in April 2013 with the commitment to stand with DC residents that struggle to make ends meet and provide for their families. Through healthy food, affordable clothing and quality education, her focus is on deepening and expanding Martha’s Table’s programs to reach more than 15 locations around the city, to help kids succeed in school, and to help parents contribute to their children’s success.