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David Segal

RI State Representative, Former Congressional Candidate, Demand Progress Exec Director

David Segal was a Democratic Rhode Island State Representative until January 2011, and previously served on the Providence City Council as a member of the Green Party. He was dubbed "the hippest guy in state government" and "the at-large representative for every miscreant in Rhode Island". His opinions pieces have appeared in the <em>New York Times</em>, <em>Boston Globe</em>, and other newspapers, and in a variety of online publications. <br /> <br /> He garnered broad support from organized labor and the netroots for his 2010 Congressional campaign, for the seat vacated by Patrick Kennedy. He since co-founded <a href="http://www.demandprogress.org" target="_hplink">Demand Progress</a>, a million-member civil liberties and civil rights organizing outfit, where he serves as executive director.<br /> <br /> He is a regular contributor to the blogs <a href="http://www.rifuture.org" target="_hplink">Rhode Island's Future</a> and the <a href="http://www.providencedailydose.com" target="_hplink">Providence Daily Dose</a>. More info on his political work may be found <a href="http://www.votesegal.com" target="_hplink">at his website</a>.