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[liberationtech] liberation tech and Congress

Brian Conley brianc at smallworldnews.tv
Wed Mar 20 12:09:02 PDT 2013


Hi Lorelei,

You might be surprised to hear this, I certainly was. Apparently
Representative Darrell Issa has been pushing a bunch of opensource
development around WordPress and potentially other OpenGov applications.

Brian

On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 12:04 PM, Lorelei Kelly <loreleikelly at gmail.com>wrote:

> hi all,
>
> Here at OTI, I'm spearheading an effort to find and cultivate 5-10 Members
> of the House and Senate so that they will be
> champions of open technology and other related policy issues. We'd like to
> make them authoritative and confident to stand up for our priorities by
> providing them with subject matter expertise and technical knowledge--the
> idea is to create some key nodes on Capitol Hill that will educate the
> institution over time.
>
> Its not a lobbying effort, but a long term policy education effort.
>
> Question: as a foreign policy wonk until recently, I'm not familiar with
> the scorecards or vote rating guides that might be available on open
> technology, Internet freedom, privacy, etc.  Is anyone doing this?
>
> Also, does anybody have any recommendations for our list?  The individuals
> don't have to be techies, though that is a bonus. We'd love to support
> members who are wonks and thoughtful systems thinkers and reformers in
> either party.
>
> LK
>
> --
> *Lorelei Kelly <http://newamerica.net/user/452>*
> *
> *
> *
> *
> *check out our SmartCongress<https://www.newschallenge.org/open/open-government/submission/smartcongress.org/>pitch!
> *
> *read about Congress' Wicked Problem<http://newamerica.net/publications/policy/congress_wicked_problem>
> *
> look at these cool maps about guns and power<http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/03/how-groups-like-the-nra-captured-congressand-how-to-take-it-back/273623/>in the Atlantic
> *
> *Open Technology Institute
> New America Foundation
>
> Tweeting @loreleikelly
>
> cell: 202-487-7728
>
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