Nomachot Adiang is the Kansas City Organizer for Missouri Health Care for All, an organization that advocates for quality affordable healthcare for all Missourians. She mobilizes and empowers people in the Kansas City metro to take action and affect health care policy in Missouri. Nomachot has been involved in community organizing work for 7 years. Recently, her work has been focused on putting Medicaid Expansion on the ballot, and mobilizing voters to vote yes on Amendment 2. Nomachot is passionate about building collective power, in ways that cultivate strong authentic relationships.
Josh Protas is the Vice President of Public Policy and heads the Washington, D.C. office for MAZON. In this role, which he assumed in 2012, Josh coordinates and implements MAZON’s advocacy agenda, including efforts to protect and strengthen the federal nutrition safety net, with particular emphasis on the food security needs for seniors, veterans, and military families. Josh has extensive experience working at Jewish communal agencies at both the local and national level including as Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council at the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona and as Vice President and Washington Director for the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. He previously served as a member of the board of directors for the Coalition on Human Needs and currently participates as part of the Vote Advisory Council for Food Policy Action. Josh earned his M.A. in Western American History and Public History from Arizona State University and his B.A. in American Studies and French Literature from Wesleyan University.
Denise Lieberman is a civil rights attorney and nationally recognized expert on voting rights. Most recently serving as Director of Power & Democracy at Advancement Project National Office in Washington DC, a racial justice organization, Denise is also Faculty Director of the Voter Access and Engagement Initiative at Washington University in St. Louis and head of the Missouri Voter Protection Coalition. A renowned constitutional and civil rights lawyer for almost 25 years, Lieberman has been at the forefront of voting rights debates in her home state of Missouri and across the country.
As Director of Advancement Project’s National Power & Democracy Program, Denise oversaw the organization’s Voter Protection and Right to Vote initiatives around the country. She has litigated challenges to Photo ID laws in Missouri, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and North Carolina, where she was counsel to the NAACP in a challenge to the state’s “monster” voter suppression law that the court found targeted African Americans “with almost surgical precision.”