My original list of 10 nominees for Newsweek/Daily Beast’sDigital Power Index.
– – – – – – –
5) Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman
Corporation have great influence on public policy issues from environmental protection to campaign finance to healthcare reform, but until recently there was no advocacy organization committed specifically to using people power to hold corporation accountable to citizen.
That was until the launch ofSumOfUs.org, “a global movement of consumers, investors, and workers… standing together to hold corporations accountable for their actions and forge a new, sustainable and just path for our global economy.”
It’s not an easy goal, but the organization’s founder, Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman, is up to the task. She has already worked for some of the biggest digital and campaigning organizations in the world (Avaaz.org,GetUp.org.au, and the AFL-CIO). Taren has turned “people over profits” from a slogan into an institution that hopes to transform the global economy and has the skills and commitment to do it.