BBA also announced the appointment of Elaine Weiss as its National Coordinator.
Ms. Weiss will be a regular spokesperson for BBA, will be our leading public advocate, and will direct public forums and media events that advance the campaign agenda. Elaine Weiss comes to BBA from the, where she served as project manager for Pew's Partnership for America’s Economic Success campaign. Ms. Weiss is an attorney, a cum laude graduate of the , and will receive a Ph.D. in public policy from the in May, 2011. She is a member of the Center for Disease Control's task force on child abuse, and has served as volunteer counsel for clients at the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless.