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- Harry Holzer Researcher, Urban Institute
- William Grinker President and CEO, Seedco
- Mary Pena Executive Director, Project Quest
- Stephen Lerner Director of Building Services Division, Service Employees International Union; Member of International Executive Board, Director of SEIU Property Services Division, Coordinate Justice for Janitors campaigns
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