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Tom Perriello

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Tom Perriello is executive director of Open Society-U.S., which supports efforts to advance equality, fairness, and justice with a focus on marginalized communities in the United States. He has dedicated his career to organizations and campaigns fighting injustice, climate change, economic inequality, and crimes against humanity. Earlier in his career, Perriello served as CEO of the Center for American Progress Action Fund and as a member of Congress (VA-05), where he supported landmark legislation, including the Affordable Care Act, the Dream Act, and climate and stimulus legislation. He also served in the Obama administration as special representative for the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review and as US special envoy to the African Great Lakes region. He has taught at the University of Sierra Leone and the University of Virginia School of Law on human rights and transitional justice and is a graduate of Yale University and Yale Law School.

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