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


November 19, 2014 at 7pm


The Microsoft Technology Center
200 E Randolph St
2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
United States


Alicia Race

 Join us on November 19th for your Chicago Chapter’s FWDMonthly - The Road FWD: Implications of the 2014 Midterm Elections.


This month's event will get you up-to-date on the recent elections and what that means for the tech community. The night’s speaker will be Kate Catherall. Kate Catherall is a Vice President with 270 Strategies and served most recently as Florida Deputy Field Director for the re-election campaign of President Barack Obama. Before joining the 2012 campaign, she worked as National Rapid Response Director for grassroots advocacy organization Americans United for Change, where she planned and managed events around the country.


After Kate recaps the results of the midterm elections and their implications for Chicago, we will break out into our three projects teams to tackle November’s Challenge. If you haven't joined one of the three project teams - Democracy, 2.0, or Co-Founders - you still can!



7:00-7:30 Open Networking

7:30-8:00 Monthly Speaker | 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 Austin, 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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