FWDMonthly - The Road FWD: Implications of the 2014 Midterm Elections


November 18, 2014 at 7pm


NGIN Workplace
210 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States


Ali Procopio

FWDMonthly: Implications of the 2014 elections and the Road FWD

The midterm elections have just passed. In January we will have new representatives joining their veteran colleagues in Congress. What implications does this have for the tech community and the fight for policies like immigration reform?

Join the FWD.us Boston chapter to discuss how the midterm elections affect our advocacy efforts here in Massachusetts. We’ll hear from Stas Gayshan, managing director of CIC Boston.

Our Chapter has divided its advocacy efforts into three main projects- 2.0, Democracy and Co-founders. These teams, active now for two months, have devised plans to mobilize this community and will share preliminary results on their efforts. With clarity from the recent elections, now is the perfect time to become involved in the Boston chapter; joining the most committed and talented supporters from the Boston community.

Join us on November 18th from 7-9pm. RSVP now.

Stas Gayshan recently joined the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) team as Founder of CIC Boston and Managing Director. Previously, Stas was the Founder & CEO of Space with a Soul, a 20,000 square foot coworking space in Boston's Innovation District. Stas is an entrepreneur and an attorney and worked in Democratic political campaigns at various levels prior to starting Space with a Soul. In his political work, Stas focused on the intersection of collaboration, technology and activism. Stas has been recognized by the Boston Globe as one of the Most Innovative People in Massachusetts Business, and by CJP as one of Boston's most influential young leaders, holds leadership positions in several philanthropic and nonprofit organizations active in the Greater Boston area, and likes to cook for friends and family.


7:00-7:30 Open Networking

7:30-8:00 Monthly Speaker- Stas Gayshan | The Road FWD: Implications of the 2014 Midterm Elections

Recap the most significant results of the past election and its political implications for the tech community.

8:00-8:45 Breakout Sessions | The Democracy Project, The 2.0 Project, and The Co-Founders Project

Convene Project Teams and tackle challenges using your skill set.

8:45-9:00 Open Networking


From San Francisco to Boston, Miami to New York, FWD.us has enlisted thousands from our community to roll up our sleeves, get engaged, and communicate to lawmakers the urgent need for immigration reform. Despite the overwhelming public support for commonsense solutions, Congress has refused to act, so we at FWD.us are renewing our commitment to improve the political process by rallying the tech community to the cause.

To do this, each FWD.us regional chapter will launch three projects this fall: The Democracy Project, The 2.0 Project, and TheCo-Founders Project. We are committing our resources to these local chapters, which will serve as accelerators for political advocacy.

  • The Democracy Project: A team of innovators focused on developing new and creative strategies to engage in advocacy.

  • The 2.0 Project: A team of problem solvers and strategists who want to use their specialized skills to shape the national narrative on critical political issues.

  • The Co-Founders Project: A team of donors and volunteers who drive our quarterly ThinkFWD events that provoke discussion at the critical intersection of politics and technology.

Join any of these teams. Chapters will be the central home for everything we do in tech and politics, so visit our FWDMonthlies to join your local chapter’s expansion and renew your commitment to tech-driven political reform.

Check out our FWDMonthly Relaunch pamphlet here.

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