James Thindwa, Debra Shore, and The Cell Phones

James Thindwa is a long time labor and political activist who is currently the Great Lakes Community Engagement Coordinator for the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). Prior to that, he was the Executive Director of Chicago Jobs with Justice, a labor-community coalition.

Debra Shore was first elected to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Board of Commissioners in 2006, and she was re-elected in 2012. Before taking office in December 2006, Debra served as founding editor of Chicago Wilderness magazine. 

The Cell Phones are a three-piece Chicago Rock Band.