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[liberationtech] Report: Congress and Information Overload, What to do? Case studies

Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco Sanfuentes alps6085 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 27 06:31:13 PDT 2013


Thanks, Lorelei, for that reference! I think it is critical for the
survival of democracy to leverage Innovations in Information Technology to
empower citizens (though, paradoxically, not of the "United" kind though!
:D)

Best Regards | Cordiales Saludos | Grato,

Andrés L. Pacheco Sanfuentes
<alps at acm.org>
+1 (817) 271-9619


On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 7:52 AM, Lorelei Kelly <loreleikelly at gmail.com>wrote:

> hi everyone! Here's a new report from New America that might pique your
> interest -- one of the reasons Congress keeps writing such bad laws (CFAA
> this week) is because the civic technologists and open source technical
> experts are not present or obvious on the support bench, and not in the
> formative stages of information gathering.
>
>
> http://newamerica.net/pressroom/2013/new_report_potential_solutions_for_congress_information_crisis
>
> --
> *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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