Ethan leads Health Care for America Now and its c3 partner, the Health Care for America Education Fund. He has been a grassroots and labor activist and organizer of progressive issue and electoral campaigns for more than 25 years. Before joining HCAN, Ethan directed public affairs for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and served as chief policy and political adviser to the Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives. Ethan started out as a community organizer at the Connecticut Citizen Action Group before serving as its legislative and political director. Ethan is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post.