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Ronald E. Richter

Ronald E. Richter is CEO and executive director of JCCA, a foster-care program in New York. Richter also is an adoptive parent. Anna Gold is the media contact.

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Jennifer Pizer

Jennifer Pizer is law and policy director at Lambda Legal, a national legal organization advocating for LGBTQ rights. Contact Tom Warnke for media requests.

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Michael Waldman

Michael Waldman is president of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law. Voting rights are among the issues the center addresses. Alexandra Ringe is the media contact.

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Mae M. Ngai

Mae M. Ngai is a professor of Asian American studies and history at Columbia University. Her area of study is U.S. legal and political history with a particular interest in immigration, citizenship and nationalism. She wrote an April piece in The Atlantic titled “Racism Has Always Been Part of the Asian American Experience.”

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Sumie Okazaki

Sumie Okazaki is a professor of applied psychology at New York University. Okazaki researches the impact of immigration, social and culture change, and race on Asian and Asian American teens, young adults and parents.

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Urgen Sherpa

Urgen Sherpa is the president of the United Sherpa Association. The organization launched a food program in April 2020 as the coronavirus spread throughout its New York City borough.

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Susan Scheer

Susan Scheer is the chief executive of the Institute for Career Development in Manhattan. Individuals with disabilities are among the clients the organization serves.

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