From The President / February 15, 2016
Gara LaMarche on “The Business of Giving” Podcast
The DA’s President spoke with podcast host Denver Frederick and Matthew Bishop, senior editor of The Economist magazine yesterday. LaMarche discussed the role of philanthropy in a democracy, his theory of social change, and his views on ...Read More
From The President / February 9, 2016
Building Toward a 2020 Vision with 2016 Victories
Each presidential election always seems like the most important one in our lifetime. With the myriad of critical issues facing our country and the world – some of them, like climate change, threatening our very existence – an ever-widening gulf ...Read More
From The President / February 4, 2016
Racial Justice Is the Key to Democracy Reform
Despite the resilient forces of reaction and repression—or perhaps largely because of them—we are living in the most vibrant period for social action since the 1960s. A critical turning point occurred just over four years ago, when Zuccotti Park ...Read More
From The President / January 29, 2016
I’m an Angry Old White Guy. Here’s Why.
I keep reading that people like me — older white guys — are angry about what is happening to their country straight from the source. In recent years, their grievances have been voiced by Rush Limbaugh, Lou Dobbs, Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck. ...Read More
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Democracy Alliance President Gara LaMarche is a frequent commentator on progressive issues, and has authored pieces for the New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, The Nation, and American Prospect. He has taught courses on philanthropy and public policy at NYU, the New School University and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.