The New Face of Silicon Valley’s Political Activism

Sarah Lai Stirland at Tech President discusses the massive online and offline presence seen on January 18th in response to SOPA and PIPA, and what it could portend for further engagement of Washington DC by members of the tech community. In particular, Stirland spoke with Engine Advocacy‘s Mike McGeary, who sees the potential for a variety of tools enabling entrepreneurs and others to better convey to policymakers their positions on the issues and legislation. McGeary is also setting up a steering committee for this effort; among its members, Tech Dirt’s Mike Masnick, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, and Marvin Ammori.

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