Launching Our New Member Program and Chapter EventsShare on Twitter Share on Facebook
Today, I’m excited to announce that in response to the support we’ve been receiving nationwide for our campaign for immigration reform, FWD.us is launching our new membership program, starting with chapter events in tech hubs like Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley.
Members will play a vital role in the growth and advancement of the organization in cities across the country – and help lay the foundation for our continued work to grow the knowledge economy. FWD.us will count on members to help plan and guide engaging meetings and discussions. In our new program, members will also be invited to special events, speaker series, and other organizing events meant to engage members of the greater tech community. Members will gain access to monthly “ThinkFWD” chapter events featuring experts in tech, policy, and politics – and will be able to join monthly update calls with key stakeholders and tech leaders.
I’m excited to be moderating our first two chapter kickoff events on “The Future of the Middle class and the American Dream in the 21st Century.” Our conversation in Silicon Valley on February 19th will feature Joe Lonsdale, Andrew McAfee, Andrew Ng, and Laura Tyson, and we’ll hear from Peter Thiel and Andrew McAfee in San Francisco on February 20th.
Our new membership program will be $35 annually. Last fall, FWD.us debuted a membership program to our most active supporters, and thousands took us up on the offer to become members. It was amazing to see such grassroots enthusiasm, and we were thrilled to engage with so many supporters as they contacted their members of Congress, shared their personal stories on what fixing our broken immigration system means to them, and encouraged family and friends to join them in the fight for reform. Existing members are already included in our new membership program and the chapter events.
We’re enthusiastic about launching our chapter and new membership programs as a response to the overwhelmingly positive feedback we’ve received from our most active supporters – members of the tech community who are eager to tackle the most pressing issues of our time, and engage in meaningful discussions about where our economy is headed, how tech contributes to while fundamentally altering daily life, and how we can be a positive force in expanding opportunity and building an inclusive vision of the knowledge economy.
We’re so excited about this next phase in our organizing, and we hope you’re encouraged to continue your commitment to growing the knowledge economy along with us.