Liberal Think Tank Names New President

January 27, 2014 | The Hill |

Demos, a liberal-leaning think tank, named a new president on Monday.

Heather McGhee will take helm of the group starting on March 10. She first joined Demos a decade ago and is its vice president of policy and outreach.

“I am honored that Demos’ board and staff have entrusted me with the leadership of this extraordinary organization at this moment,” McGhee said in a statement. “It’s true that a future progressive majority is emerging, but deep change is needed to ensure that the next generation has a meaningful say in our democracy and a chance in our economy. At a time when more Americans are demanding solutions to the inequality crisis, there’s simply no place I’d rather be.”

She replaces the outgoing Miles Rapoportwho is leaving to lead Common Cause, the prominent public interest group.

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