Ady Barkan is a lifelong progressive activist. He is a member of the senior leadership team at Center for Popular Democracy and founded Fed Up, a national economic justice campaign. He was named one of the Top 50 Political Thinkers in 2016 by Politico. In October 2016, Barkan was diagnosed with ALS, a deadly neurological disease that has no cure. He is known for his powerful activism and civil disobedience protesting the repeal of the ACA and the passing of the Tax Bill. He now runs Be A Hero: a national campaign to restore human dignity and ask Americans and elected officials to be heroes for our health care and our democracy.