Speaker Profile

Maggie Thompson

maggie.thompson
Campaign Manager
Higher Ed Not Debt
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A Wisconsin native, Maggie Thompson is the Campaign Manager for the Higher Ed Not Debt campaign, a nationwide multiyear effort working to ensure that a quality higher education is affordable and accessible to all without the burden of financial hardship. Prior to joining Generation Progress, Maggie worked on key progressive priorities including bringing non-traditional voices to the climate change fight, implementing the Affordable Care Act, and overseeing numerous issue campaigns across the Midwest, including “The Action,” the successful campaign to avert the fiscal cliff by ending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest. Maggie served in the Obama administration at the White House Council on Environmental Quality and in the Office of the Director at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. She also worked for then-Sen. Barack Obama starting in 2007 during the Nevada primaries and was a regional field director for the 2008 Obama for America campaign.


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