Maggie Jo Buchanan

Senior Director, Women's Initiative

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Maggie Jo Buchanan is the senior director of the Women’s Initiative at American Progress. Formerly, she served as an associate director for the Women’s Initiative. Buchanan has also led policy initiatives at organizations such as Waxman Strategies, Young Invincibles, and NARAL Pro-Choice America. She has significant experience on the Hill, serving as a senior legislative assistant to Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) and as a law clerk in the U.S. Senate.

Buchanan’s work has received extensive news coverage, and she has provided commentary to NPR, the U.S. News & World Report, Politico, PBS NewsHour, Vox, The Guardian, the Houston Chronicle, and more. She earned her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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The Climate Needs a Balanced Judiciary Article
A smoky sunset is seen behind the Alameda County Superior Courthouse in Oakland, California, on September 14, 2020. (Getty/East Bay Times/Digital First Media/Jane Tyska)

The Climate Needs a Balanced Judiciary

As litigation continues over efforts to address climate change, it is critical that America’s federal courts include judges with professional expertise advancing climate protection policies.

Maggie Jo Buchanan

The case for disbarring Rudy Giuliani, other Trump lawyers—and even some lawmakers In the News

The case for disbarring Rudy Giuliani, other Trump lawyers—and even some lawmakers

Author Maggie Jo Buchanan makes the case for disbarring Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump's lawyers, and lawmakers who were complicit in the former president's efforts to overturn the election, arguing that professional repercussions are necessary in order for the legal profession's codes of conduct to have any meaning.

Maggie Jo Buchanan

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