Tova Andrea Wang

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"Tova Andrea Wang is a Democracy Fellow at The Century Foundation. She is a nationally known expert on election reform and works on other issues related to civil rights and liberties as well. She was the Executive Director of The Century Foundation's Post-2004 Election Reform Working Group, comprised of many of the most preeminent election law scholars in the country. In 2001, she was staff person to the National Commission on Federal Election Reform, co-chaired by former Presidents Carter and Ford, of which The Century Foundation was a co-sponsor. She is the author of several election reform reports, and her commentary on this subject has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, National Journal, national Associated Press reports, The Nation, Los Angeles Times, Newsday, New York Daily News, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Minneapolis Star Tribune, The American Prospect, and Campaigns and Elections, among other media outlets. She had frequently appeared on national radio and television, including C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, MSNBC, NBC, and NPR. She has spoken at number of national election reform conferences and forums, provided her expertise to members of Congress, and given expert testimony regarding the new federal election reform law before the New York State Assembly, the New York State Senate, the New York State Board of Elections and the New York City Council.

Among the civil liberties issues Ms. Wang does research, writing, and public commentary on are privacy rights, freedom of information, immigrant's rights, and freedom of expression.

Prior to joining The Century Foundation, Ms. Wang was the Deputy Director of Public Policy at The Kamber Group, a public relations and political consulting firm. At Kamber, Ms. Wang consulted for political candidates, advocacy organizations, nonprofits and labor unions. During that time, she was also Deputy Director of an investigation into misconduct and disciplinary practices at the New York City Police Department for the Office of the Public Advocate.

Before joining Kamber, Ms. Wang worked as an independent political consultant and campaign staff member for a number of national and statewide political and advocacy campaigns. She worked for Reverend Jesse Jackson in his 1996 get out the vote effort, and in 1992 was Manhattan Field Director for the Clinton for President campaign.

Ms. Wang is an attorney and 1996 graduate of New York University School of Law, and a magna cum laude graduate of Barnard College of Columbia University."