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Ady Barkan (born December 18, 1983) is an American lawyer and progressive activist. He works for the Center for Popular Democracy, where he has led the Fed Up and Be a Hero campaign.

Quick Facts
Born December 18, 1983 (age 35)
Education Columbia College
Yale Law School
Occupation Activist, attorney
Employer Center for Popular Democracy
Known for Fed Up, Be a Hero campaigns

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Early life and education

Ady Barkan was born December 18, 1983, to immigrant parents (his mother from Romania by way of Tel Aviv, where she met his father) who became academics in the U.S. Barkan grew up in what he describes as a “secular Jewish household” and holds dual U.S. and Israeli citizenship. He attended high school in Claremont, California where he took an early interest in progressive activism like the fight against anti-gay rights legislation. Barkan next attended Columbia College, taking courses with economists Joseph Stiglitz and Jeffrey Sachs and graduating cum laude in 2006. He later went on to Yale Law School, where he earned his law degree in 2010.

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Personal life

Barkan is married to Rachael King, an English professor. King and Barkan, who met as undergraduates at Columbia, have one son, born in 2016. They live in California.

Dying With ALS

Ady Barkan is a lawyer and activist who works with the Center for Popular Democracy. Barkan, a 35-year-old man, is also dying from ALS, or Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the terminal illness which is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. He has made his ALS — and the fact that he is dying — a rallying cry as he advocates for health care access for all. Barkan is among the witnesses who are testifying at a hearing of the House Rules Committee to discuss proposals for “Medicare for All.”

10 Facts You Need to Know

  • He Was an Avid Runner Before Developing MS at the Age of 32
  • He’s a Strong Supporter of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez & Has Been Credited with Helping Her Win Her Congressional Seat

  • He Has a Wife & a Young Son

  • Barkan’s Parents Immigrated to the US from Israel & He Holds Dual Citizenship

  • He Rose to Fame When a Clip of His Confrontation with Jeff Flake Went Viral
  • A father suffering Lou Gehrig’s disease shared his story with Sen. Jeff Flake
  • Ady Barkan, 33, approached the Republican lawmaker on a flight to Arizona
  • Barkan said in the exchange: ‘What should I tell my son if you pass this bill and he cuts funding for disability and I can’t get a ventilator?’
  • He was diagnosed with ALS last year and requires constant medical treatments
  • Barkan told him: ‘You can save my life … Please remember this conversation’ 
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