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Geri Palast is an attorney, the executive director for the Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE), and a Root-Tilden Public Service Law Scholar from NYU School of Law.[1]


Early life, education, and family

Palast is a graduate of Stanford University with honors, and graduated NYU Law School in 1976.


Geri Palast was director of the Washington office of the National Employment Law Project and Legislative and Program Analyst of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. In 1991, she became director of Politics and Legislation for the Service Employees International Union.[2]

In 1993, she was named Assistant Secretary of Labor for Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations under President Bill Clinton.[2] She served in that position until 2000, when she became the founder and executive director of Justice at Stake, a national organization working to ensure fair and impartial courts. She joined CFE in February 2006.[1]

Campaign for Fiscal Equity

The CFE is a not-for-profit advocacy organization seeking to protect and promote the constitutional right to a sound basic education for all public school students in the State of New York. During her tenure, CFE won the landmark lawsuit that challenged New York's school finance system. The organization now oversees implementation of the laws and reforms that resulted from the case, ensuring the right to a sound basic public education for children in New York State. In 1995 the Court of Appeals held that the State Constitution requires the state to provide all necessary resources to achieve these results.


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