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[liberationtech] liberation tech and Congress

xek3149 xek3149 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 20 12:23:13 PDT 2013


Darrell Issa, Ron Wyden

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On Mar 20, 2013 2:14 PM, "Brian Conley" <brianc at smallworldnews.tv> wrote:
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> 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:
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>> 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
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>>
>> check out our SmartCongress pitch!
>> read about Congress' Wicked Problem
>> look at these cool maps about guns and power in the Atlantic
>>
>> Open Technology Institute
>> New America Foundation
>>
>> Tweeting @loreleikelly
>>
>> cell: 202-487-7728
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> Brian Conley
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