Maggie Jo Buchanan is the director of Legal Progress at American Progress. Formerly, she served as an associate director for the Women’s Initiative. Buchanan has also led policy initiatives at organizations such as Waxman Strategies, Young Invincibles, and NARAL Pro-Choice America. She has significant experience on the Hill, serving as a senior legislative assistant to Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) and as a law clerk in the U.S. Senate.

Buchanan’s work has received extensive news coverage, and she has provided commentary to NPR, the U.S. News & World Report, Politico, PBS NewsHour, Vox, The Guardian, the Houston Chronicle, and more. She earned her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

By Maggie Jo Buchanan
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The Lack of Oversight in Trump’s Justice DepartmentCenter for American ProgressDecember 6, 2019
Transforming the Culture of PowerCenter for American ProgressOctober 31, 2019
Trump’s Impeachable Conduct Strikes at the Heart of the Rule of Law: Part 2Center for American ProgressOctober 18, 2019
Brett Kavanaugh: A Representation of the Damaged U.S. JudiciaryCenter for American ProgressOctober 1, 2019
Trump’s Impeachable Conduct Strikes at the Heart of the Rule of Law: Part 1Center for American ProgressSeptember 27, 2019
Kavanaugh’s Hero Worship Threatens Women’s Equal RightsCenter for American ProgressSeptember 4, 2018
Advancing RBG’s Vision of Equality in the Trump AgeCenter for American ProgressMay 4, 2018
The Anti-Choice Movement’s Continued Pursuit of Politicized MedicineCenter for American ProgressMarch 14, 2018
Anti-Choice Efforts to Divide WomenCenter for American ProgressJuly 21, 2016
Fast Facts: Economic Security for Texas FamiliesCenter for American ProgressJune 29, 2016
When It Comes to Your Health, Whose Judgment Do You Trust?Center for American ProgressJune 13, 2016
Helping More Women Access Long-Acting Reversible ContraceptivesCenter for American ProgressJune 9, 2016
Even When Teen Pregnancy Rates Fall, Disparities RemainMediumMay 26, 2016
Supporting Women’s Health and Rights to Address Economic InequalityCenter for American ProgressApril 14, 2016
Utah Anti-Choice Law Forces Women to Pay for a Procedure That Risks Their HealthRewireApril 7, 2016