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Patricia McVeigh

Senior Associate, Communications


Patricia McVeigh

Pat McVeigh is a lawyer with an exceptional background in research, analysis and civic activism. Before turning to full-time volunteering for presidential campaigns and local educational issues, she worked in New Jersey as a faculty assistant at Seton Hall Law School, as a lawyer in private practice, then as clerk to state appeals court Judge Richard S. Cohen. After moving to California, she became a full-time volunteer, serving as chairman of various school district oversight committees, initiative campaigns, fund-raising projects and educational activities. She was also active in the presidential campaigns of Barack Obama in 2008 and John Kerry in 2004. Pat received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Montclair State University and a law degree from Seton Hall Law School.

Posts by Patricia McVeigh

Pat's Picks

When Child Care Costs As Much As College

A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that only 36% of kids are on track with cognitive skills by third grade. Data on hunger, poverty, and child care indicate that American kids need more support.

Energy & Climate

Remembering Our Last Superstorm & Preventing the Next One

After 365 days, Hurricane Sandy may have receded from the collective consciousness, but for people who lived along the path of the hurricane, their lives, as they knew them, are over forever. This week we remember them and look forward to all the progress happening today, like California signing The Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy, an agreement with Oregon, Washington and British C

Pat's Picks

Connecting the dots on child development & well-being

New research: by 18 months, a word gap differentiates children living in low- and high-income homes. Ohio’s Governor, John Kasich circumvented his state legislature and pushed through the expansion of Medicaid under the ACA. Eduardo Porter maintains the ACA’s guaranteed access to low-cost health insurance will help bring down our country’s intractably high infant mortality rate.