Miles Rapoport is a long time democracy advocate. He has recently served as President of Demos, a New York-based public policy center on democracy and economic justice, and as President of Common Cause. Miles is a former Secretary of the State and state legislator in Connecticut, and founded or led several citizen organizations working on political reform, consumer protection, racial equality, and economic justice issues. Miles currently serves on the boards of Demos, the American Prospect magazine, State Voices, the Scherman Foundation, and the Paul J. Aicher Foundation. He attended Harvard University and is a New York University graduate.