Ady Barkan

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Ady Barkan
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Barkan in 2019
Born (1983-12-18) December 18, 1983 (age 39)
EducationColumbia College
Yale Law School
OccupationActivist, attorney
EmployerCenter for Popular Democracy
Known forFed Up, Be a Hero campaigns

Ady Barkan (born December 18, 1983) is an American lawyer and progressive activist. He is the co-founder of the Be a Hero PAC and is an organizer for the Center for Popular Democracy.[1] Ady became known when he told then-U.S. Senator Jeff Flake on a plane back in 2017 asking him to "be a hero" and vote no on the tax bill.[2]

Barkan was diagnosed with terminal ALS in 2016.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ady Barkan". The Nation. 2018-01-16. Retrieved 2019-08-06.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Allen, Arthur. "The Most Powerful Activist in America Is Dying". POLITICO Magazine. Retrieved 2019-08-06.