Angela Canterbury advocates for progress for regular people over powerful special interests. She is the vice president of government affairs at Accountable.US. Angela has long been a changemaker for democracy and the public interest in the United States and globally. She has testified before Congress six times and is a widely featured writer and speaker.
Angela played a key role in exposing the coverup of water contamination at Camp Lejeune and passing a law to provide healthcare for the marines and their families who were poisoned there over more than 30 years. She contributed to better consumer protections and Wall Street accountability with the passage of Dodd-Frank; restoration of voting rights with the Voting Rights Reauthorization Act; protections for Wall Street, government and federal contractor whistleblowers; stronger anti-human trafficking laws; tougher rules for Congress with the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act (STOCK Act) and the Lobbying Reform and Ethics Act; and for more transparency for and accountability to taxpayers via the Open Government Partnership, the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act), and improvements to the Freedom of Information Act.
Angela previously served as the executive director of Council for a Livable World, director of public policy of Project on Government Oversight (POGO), director of advocacy of Public Citizen’s Congress Watch division, and served as the grassroots lobbyist for the League of Women Voters of the United States. She also has worked with several global democracy and development non-governmental organizations. Earlier in her career, she managed a U.S. congressional campaign, worked for a pollster and political technology firm, and supported Ukraine’s burgeoning democracy while living there.
She graduated with honors and distinction from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a B.A. in economics. Angela has provided insights and commentary to outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The National Journal, Ms. Magazine, Politico, The Hill, and The Wall Street Journal.