Dan Johnson, President of the Solutions Institute, entered activism at 18. Over the next two and a half years, he grew PANDA, People Against the NDAA, into the largest movement resisting a federal law at the local level in the United States. In the meantime, he wrote for The Huffington Post, Policy Mic, Occupy.com, Western Journalism, BenSwann.com, and many others. He has spoken at nearly 75 events, and has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows, including Coast to Coast AM, Liberty Roundtable, and RT America’s Breaking the Set. He is a certified Nationbuilder Expert, and has extensive experience in public speaking, copyediting, organizational management, legalese (unfortunately), social media, and dealing with every level of government. Sponsor my work.
Issues: NDAA, police militarization, military detention, war on terror.
Vice President, SI, Direct Action Campaigns, Graphic and Video Design, Social Media
Justin Breen is one of the National Coordinators for The Common Ground Movement, and administrator of “The Activism Exchange”. He has helped organize numerous local protests for many organizations such as March Against Monsanto, No War with Syria, March Against the Mainstream Media, and others, and enjoys working with event planners on how to achieve the desired outcomes for their event. Through a successful career in the Motion Graphics and Visual Effects industry, he has developed innovative, corporate marketing campaigns for AT&T, Coca-Cola, and Aramark at the local and national level and specializes in idea branding, event planning, social media analytics, direct action campaigns (such as call floods and twitter storms) and both print work and video design (13 years experience). His main goals are bringing people together to focus on what they can agree on, rather than what labels define them.
Issues: Video editing and motion graphics.
SI Creative Director, Brand Development, Graphic Design, Web Design and Strategy
Joseph Fioramonti is a graphic design professor at The University of Baltimore in Baltimore, MD and the owner and creative director of the brand development studio Dark Square Design. He has worked with local, national, and international companies and organizations to develop their brand and web strategies.
Video Confrontations, Internet Radio
Anthony Antonello is an Investigative Journalist, Radio Host, Public Speaker and activist. He cut his teeth as an activist by traveling the Country speaking about and spreading information on The Federal Reserve and speaking to people in New York City about the events of 9/11, 2001. He started confronting “the elite” in person and asking them the questions that the main stream reporters wouldn’t dare ask. To date he has confronted/interviewed hundreds of “Oligarchs,” from sitting Presidents to former Presidents to hundreds of Senators, Congressmen, local, State and Federal “officials” from all sorts of agencies as well as media moguls, heads of corporations and more. Anthony has been a guest on many notable radio shows from Adam Vs. the Man to the Mike Maloy show, Brad Freidman, The Alex Jones Show, Rense Radio Network, Next News Network to Coast to Coast AM, and runs his own radio show Silence is Compliance. Anthony ran to become a Delegate for the 2012 Republican National Convention, and made national news for leading a walk-out in protest of the Maine delegates not being allowed to be seated. Anthony now does work as a videographer, video editor, photographer, photo editor, and very experienced in both video confrontation and investigative journalism.
Issues: War on terror, propaganda and power, government control and independent media.
Food Freedom, Event/Protest Planning, Indpendent and Social Media
Nick Bernabe is an activist, journalist, social media enthusiast, and defender of independent media. Nick has helped multiple activist and independent media organizations with social media strategy and implementation. He is also the founder of TheAntiMedia.org, an independent news media outlet. Nick specializes in Food freedom, social media, independent media growth, and event and protest planning.
Social Media, Media Relations, Graphic Design
Steve Beson is the founder of FLActivist, an activist empowerment organization, and founding member of Florida Cop Watch. His day job is small business owner and restauranteur. He specializes in social media content creation and creative writing and planning to help organizations gain support for their cause. He is a frequent contributor to alternative media and activism organizations including The Anti-Media and People Against the NDAA. Ultimately, he believes the best results from activism are accomplished by successfully bridging the gap between social media activism and real world activism. He will focus not only on gaining attention for your cause, but getting the right kind of attention, and most importantly getting meaningful results.
Issues: Drug policy, law enforcement accountability & corruption, small business, and social media events.
Internet Radio, Media Relations
Allison began her career at the dawn of the digital rEVOLution working for a political community ‘zine,’ published on a Macintosh Classic II. She foresaw the impact desktop publishing applications such as Photoshop and Quark would have on the industry, as their introduction removed barriers to entry and made numerous specialty photo labs & print shops obsolete. Over the past two-decades, she has used her skills on a multitude of projects spanning the gamut from print to video often in conjunction with political campaigns from the local to national level. Continuing in this vein, Allison currently owns and operates several internet radio stations once again making use of technology that has the potential to break the stranglehold of the FCC approved corporatist media cartel. Allison is happy to share her experience and knowledge on how to communicate your message to the masses, whether on a shoestring or enterprise-level budget.
Issues: Fear/lack of understanding of New Media, guerrilla media, history of First/Second Banks of the United States, media spin, validity of political polling results.
Psychology, Organizational Management, Event Planning
Wil Brown is the National Coordinator for The Common Ground Movement and founder of the alternative news site, “Awakened Citizen.” He has helped organize successful protests on both the local and national level. Wil is very passionate about ending the police state and supports many anti-war initiatives. His areas of expertise are: Crowd Psychology, organizational management, protest organizing, social media. He also possesses a deep desire to challenge the status quo.
Issues: Use of force, crowd psychology, alternative journalism, group identity and civil disobedience.
Journalism, Coalition Building, Organizational Management
Derrick Broze is a Houston-based community activist, organizer, gardener, and freelance journalist. He is the founder of activist alliance The Houston Free Thinkers. With the Free Thinkers he successfully expelled the TSA from Houston’s bus system. He is also the founder of independent media group The Conscious Resistance Network. His writing appears on The Liberty Beat, Ben Swann.com, Tony Stiles.com, The Anti-Media, and more. Derrick can assist with journalism, coalition building, local organizing, and video confrontations.
State and Local Government, Coalition Building, Organizational Management
Jason Casella has over 12 years of financial experience in both the public and private sectors. His wake-up call was the 08 financial collapse. After doing further research, he signed up to take back his town. PANDA is supported by groups across the political spectrum, and is now one of the fastest growing liberty movements in the nation; with over 60 chapters in over 30 states. Successfully passing the Restoring Constitutional Governance Resolution in the first city in Idaho, Emmett, followed by the first county in the Country, Gem County, and the first city to pass the same resolution in one meeting, Middleton, Idaho. Focusing locally, Jason Casella’s specialties include municipal and states rights, creator endowed rights, civic action at the local level, general communication, networking, and Constitutional principles.
Graphic Design, Web Design, T-Shirt Design, Proofreading
Caroline Collins trained in social psychology and interactive telecommunications, and has worked as a front-end web developer and user interface specialist in internet publishing since 1997. Her early clients included IBM, AOL, and Teen Magazine. Her passion for screen printing was born in a high school graphic arts class, and has persisted through a long career in technology. Currently studying screen-printing technology at the college level, Ms. Collins strives to combine images and words to convey a message at a glance. In addition, she is an experienced writer and editor, contributing to social media outreach for We Are Change. With her extensive experience, Caroline can help you with your graphic, t-shirt, or web design needs.
Issues: Social cognition, gerontology, nonverbal communication, attitudes, and mental health.
Event Promotion, Entertainment Consulting
Brian Engelman booked concerts for his high school & college rock bands, then took that experience to Bowling Green State University, as Concert Director. He spent a year fund-raising, & planning a 4,300 person, sold-out MTV Campus Invasion concert featuring Moby & Bush. He then moved to Los Angeles, worked for the world’s largest talent agency, started his own agency, & booked live music showcases at various concert clubs. He finally settled into his current sales & entertainment consulting company “Fuzz Installment Productions.” He currently hosts the “Agree To Disagree” & “The Unhappy Hour” radio shows, & has been a guest on numerous radio programs including Coast To Coast AM, The Lions Of Liberty Podcast & The Eccentric Perspective Radio show, to name a few. He also runs www.TheNewAmericanMedia.com, which spans topics such as civil liberties, sports, spiritual enlightenment, & entertainment. Brian can help with event promotion, management, and entertainment consulting.
Issues: Internet media, event production, and the intersection of sports and politics.
Media Relations, Event Video
Ford Fischer is an American journalist and the Executive Producer and managing editor of News2share.com. His work has been featured on a number of large networks on a variety of topics from politics and activism to culture and international conflict. News2share, which he co-founded with journalist Trey Yingst, is a platform for people around the world to contribute newsworthy footage from anywhere in the world, and have it be seen by major news media. Fischer’s and his site’s footage has been seen on Fox, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, The New York Times, The Washington Post and countless other networks. Ford is available to discuss video work, if you’d like to contribute footage, or request his personal coverage of an event.
Issues: How the news media shapes political thinking, cyber security and “hacktivism,” news in the digital age, and activist culture, online and offline.
Muslim-American Issues, Event Planning, Interview Prep, Internet Radio
Isa is a Muslim-American activist fighting for the rights of all Americans and the preservation of the Constitution. While organizing the Million American March Against Fear in D.C. on 9/11/2013, Isa was on FOX’s The Five, Sean Hannity, the Jeanine Pirro show, and more. Isa has had articles written about him in the Washington Post and US World News. He is the host of an internet radio show, A Muslim and a Catholic Wake Up in ‘Merica, and has had written articles translated in 32 languages. An expert in strategic messaging, he orchestrated a successful campaign to show the hypocrisy of U.S. media on its coverage of Muslims and terror attacks. He is a father of 3 boys and owns a family medical clinic in an urban area where they do free health clinics for various churches and rallies in his community. “Focusing on communications, community building, religious tolerance workshops, main stream media outreach by preparing you for an interview or how to get the main stream media to air your event, helping with speakers or workshops on speaking, organizing rallies or marches, setting or creating formats for radio programs, and assistance with writing and getting articles to the masses.
Issues: Muslims in America and their treatment, building interfaith bridges, war on terror, and law enforcement violations of civil rights.
IT Security, IT Management, Programming, Web Development
Garrett is a technology enthusiast. he began working with computers at 8 years old; since then, he’s been lucky enough to work for companies like Dell, Verizon, and other large IT firms. At an early age he started two companies, Software Security Solutions and Champaign Tech, and while both became successful, he quickly learned that business management wasn’t for him. He has run network security for several organizations, including managing and monitoring People Against the NDAA’s servers for over two years. He can easily assist with Network Security, Application Development, Process Management, and Server Administration.
State Government, Party Politics
Daphne Lee is a homemaker raising her family of three children with her husband of 14 years. She has been a civil liberties activist, as Clark County Chapter Head of PANDA, since 2012. She was both a state and county delegate for the Nevada Republican Party, and has been a Central Committee for the Republican Party in both Nevada and Clark County. She served as a Resolutions Committee member for the state party’s convention, where she helped pass a resolution condemning the indefinite detention provisions of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act. She has been interviewed by Channel 3 News, The Agenda, What’s Your Point, the Ron Paul Channel, and international filmmaker Werner Boote on topics from the NDAA and drones to the invasive Intellilights street light system and personal privacy. Daphne was also able to successfully get the Clark County commission to condemn the 2012 NDAA, and helped a similar bill in the Nevada legislature get over 16 cosponsors. Daphne can help activists deal with interparty politics and pushing legislation at the local and state level, both in government and political parties.
Ed (Lee) Quiggle
Drug Policy, Journalism, Peace Officer Issues, Policy Drafting
Ed “Lee” Quiggle, Jr. is the State Coordinator for PANDA Pennsylvania, and also currently serves as the elected State Constable for the 9th Ward of the City of Sunbury, Pennsylvania. As Constable he has stood against the unconstitutional NDAA, USA PATRIOT Act, and gun control. He is also the founder of Pennsylvanians For Rational Drug Policy, and is an award winning journalist currently writing for FloridaMarijuanaInfo.org, NationalMarijuanaInfo.org, and The Sunbury American. Quiggle has drafted numerous pieces of legislation, and studied and advocates for reform on drug policy, privacy rights, the NDAA and indefinite detention, USA PATRIOT Act, drones, 2nd amendment restoration, local reform, and ballot initiatives.
Issues: Drug policy, peace officer and law enforcement, NDAA, USA PATRIOT Act and civil liberties.
Law Enforcement Issues, Protests
Greg is a family man who has served for ten years as a Deputy Sheriff in Indianapolis, Indiana. During his tenure with the Sheriff’s Office, he served with distinction and was awarded 6 commendations including “Deputy of the Quarter” in 2012. Greg was honored by the city police department for being indispensable in solving a high profile triple homicide, and did every job from the jail to patrol, to fugitive warrants, to SWAT. He started his career like every deputy, inside of the jail division, where good officers learn to talk to people. He’s also the Public Information Officer for the Indiana Oath Keepers and Indiana Home Guard, and a certified Law Enforcement Instructor. Greg’s areas of focus are constitutional issues and any issues with interaction with law enforcement. He also has extensive knowledge in dealing with state and local government, state and local election campaigns, bargaining unit (workers union) issues, FLSA law, corrections issues, protester legal issues, and firearms law issues.
Issues: Firearms and firearms law, gun rights, general police matters, less lethal devices, such as Tasers, used by police, corrections, and police tactics and training.
Dr. David Rabin MD, PhD, a physician and neuroscientist training in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center/Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic, founded Rustic Justice as a social movement to unite people through art and music by bringing to the forefront key social issues that threaten to compromise our quality of life. Rustic Justice brings together a diverse group of community-oriented artists from singer-songwriters and alternative bands to grassroots hip-hop artists and provides a creative environment for them to freely focus on their work. By fostering an open, collaborative environment, artists can improve the quality of their music by working together. Better still – artists of complementary genres are encouraged to throw shows together, thereby drawing larger audiences, reaching new venues, and unifying fan bases.
Issues: Music, art, community organization, social psychology, and social movements.
Event Planning, Radio
Robert is an independent constitutionalist and fights for liberty and human rights. A long time business owner, he has produced and hosted many radio shows including All The Way Live on 95 The Met, NY; KNAC in Los Angeles and at present Coffee Party USA Radio. He is a member of the PANDA national team., Coffee Party Newsroom Editorial Team, American Constitution Society for Law and Policy and the Atlanta Organizing Project. He served as Marketing Director for Free and Equal Elections Foundation and is presently the editor of a number of social media pages. Robert has created and produced many events including the Susquehanna Valley Rockfest, the Festival of Nations, the PANDA Take Back Tour and the March Against Monsanto Atlanta rallies. He has also created and produced entertainment contests, pageants and a variety of concerts including for Breaking Benjamin and Doc Severinsen. Robert offers assistance in event management, creation and execution, as well as promotional work and production of events, shows and community organization. Robert has extensive experience in production and hosting radio shows in both music and talk formats.
Issues: NDAA, drone warfare, military law and regulations, and the civil rights movement.
Issues: State resistance to federal power, drug war, domestic police state, NSA spying, and monetary policy.
John B. Wells
Radio, Interview Preparation
John B. Wells is the Host of Caravan To Midnight, The John B. Wells Program. Mr. Wells is also the former Saturday Night Host of Coast to Coast AM from January, 2012 to January, 2014. A master of persuasive speaking, he has been an internationally renowned voice-over artist for the past 35 years. He is a graduate of Texas Christian University. He has a global reputation for multiplying the prosperity of his clients as he specializes in interviewing guests from all walks of life- bringing his listening audience dynamic interpretation of current events, government conspiracies and cover ups, UFO’s, extraterrestrials and all things curious and unexplained. He is a visual and audio communications specialist, and can help you with radio, TV, film, and preparing for interviews with all three.
Issues: Politics/current events, illegal immigration, firearms in america, conspiracies, and fukushima.