Robert Weissman - President, Public Citizen. Lawyer. Robert Weissman is a staunch public interest
advocate and activist, and an expert on issues ranging from corporate accountability and government transparency, to trade and globalization, to economic and regulatory policy. He is at the forefront of efforts to loosen the chokehold corporations and the wealthy have over our democracy. Immediately after the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United, Weissman established the Democracy Is For People campaign, a project of Public Citizen, specifically to fight for a constitutional amendment to overturn the ruling and curb money in politics. He has pushed for strong legislation and regulatory action, specifically through the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, to stabilize the financial system, hold corporations and big banks accountable and help Main Street. Weissman expanded Public Citizen’s work to curb climate change and push for a single-payer, Medicare-for- all health care system. He is also an expert in intellectual property issues associated with drug patents. He also pushed Congress to pass meaningful legislation to hold the oil industry accountable, reform the regulatory process, and protect workers and the environment.