Ady Barkan


Birthday December 18, 1983

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace United States

Age 39 years old

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Attorney who has gained fame for his progressive activism. He has worked in this capacity for the Center for Popular Democracy, leading the Fed Up and Be a Hero advocacy campaigns. 

Before Fame

He graduated from Columbia University cum laude in 2006. He later earned his J.D. from Yale Law School in 2012. 


He was named to Forward's list of 50 most influential American Jews in 2018. He has served as the national co-chair of Health Care Voter. 

Family Life

He and his wife Rachael share one son. He was diagnosed with ALS shortly after his son's birth in 2016. 

Associated With

He earned national headlines in December 2017 for engaging Republican senator Jeff Flake on a cross-country flight about his impending tax cuts that would affect health care funding.