FWD.us is an organization started by key leaders in the tech community to promote policies to keep the United States and its citizens competitive in a global economy—including comprehensive immigration reform and education reform.
Improving Our Future
FWD.us believes the global economy is changing and America must make significant changes to stay ahead. We will work to encourage Congress to focus on policies that maximize the potential of our country’s workforce to contribute to the knowledge economy.
This campaign will harness the best of new and old organizing tactics. We will use online social organizing, which many of our founders pioneered, to build a movement in the tech community, while engaging in direct advocacy at the state and district level to support members of Congress, regardless of party.
- Comprehensive immigration reform that allows for the hiring of the best and brightest.
- Education reforms that produce more graduates in the science, technology and math fields and ensure all children receive a high quality education from effective teachers and accountable schools.
- Support for scientific research, which seeds the future innovation of our knowledge economy, and breakthrough developments.
What They're Saying in Washington, D.C.
“At times the FWD.us message may not resonate with voters in Silicon Valley…but, that message resonates quite well with voters in Missouri Valley. And, it is the voters in Missouri Valley who are going to move the votes we need to secure bipartisan immigration reform.”
Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum.
“In one TV spot, Graham, a South Carolina Republican, says he wants to build the Keystone pipeline to transport tar-sands oil from Canada. In another, a narrator reminds viewers that Begich, an Alaska Democrat, wants to drill for oil in a wildlife refuge. Neither commercial mentions immigration.
“The Graham ad reflects a time-tested political strategy,’ said Haley Barbour, an adviser to FWD.us’s Republican group and Mississippi’s former governor.
“‘It’s very appropriate to remind people of his judgment so that, as voters learn about immigration, they listen to him,’ Barbour said in an interview. ‘It’s a proven concept, used in all kinds of advertising. And for good reason -- it’s logical.’”
Bloomberg, May 29, 2013.
“As Immigration Reform Bill Heads to the Senate Floor, the ZuckerPAC Gets a Win.”
All Things D, May 21, 2013.
"‘They're doing exactly the right thing,’ a senior Democratic aide on Capitol Hill said. ‘They're announcing they're going to be smart and strategic.’"
Fortune, May 10, 2013.