Jeff Milchen founded Reclaim Democracy! and served as its first Executive Director. He also co-founded and co-directed the American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA). He currently serves as a board member, periodically facilitates “From Here to Democracy” workshops, and writes often on voting rights and political reform.
Milchen’s reporting and commentaries have appeared in dozens of publications all over the political spectrum, including the San Francisco Chronicle, The Baltimore Sun, The Ecologist, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, Washington Times, La Prensa and many more. He also authored the standard reference for communities organizing “buy local” coalitions. He’s helped facilitate amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme court in five cases: Nike v Kasky, Randall v Sorrell (for Reclaim Democracy!) Citizens United v FEC (cited by Justice Stevens in his dissent), ATP v Bullock, and Masterpiece Cake Shop v Colorado. The latter briefs were submitted on behalf of AMIBA. Milchen lives in Bozeman, Montana.
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