Donna Smith and Shikha Dalmia

Donna Smith works as a community organizer and legislative advocate for the California Nurses Association, whose 85,000 members across the country were early champions of a single-payer program. Donna Smith is best known for her major role in Michael Moore’s 2007 movie, SiCKO. Since 2007, she has co-chaired the Progressive Democrats of America’s national “Health care Not Warfare” campaign.

Shikha Dalmia is the senior analyst for the Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank promoting free markets. Dalmia is a columnist at Forbes and writes regularly for Reason magazine. She is the co-winner of the first 2009 Bastiat Prize for Online Journalism for her columns in Forbes and Reason.