Joan D. Mandle
Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Mandle’s research focuses on social movements and social change in the U.S. She has been involved in progressive social movements since 1964 and is currently Executive Director of Democracy Matters, a non-partisan national student organization working to get big private money out of politics. Mandle is also Chair of the Board of Public Campaign, a national organization focusing on money in politics issues and on creating an inclusive democracy. She has twice been the Campaign Manager for an incumbent Congressman, Representative Bob Edgar (D-PA).
Talks and Briefings
Mandle gives 30-40 talks a year at colleges, universities and civic groups about money in politics, student activism, and the effort to pass Fair Elections in NY State.