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


November 19, 2014 at 7pm


68 Willow Rd
Menlo Park, CA 94025
United States


Andrew Moriarty


7:00-7:30 Open Networking

7:30-8:00 Jenny Waggoner, VP Partnerships at Countable.us | 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.

Jennifer Waggoner is a civic engagement wonk. She has worked for many years as a consultant in communications, technology, and finance to nonprofits and socially-motivated small businesses. She currently is VP Partnerships for Countable.us, a tool for average people to learn about legislation, take action and hold their politicians accountable. She holds a degree in Government from Claremont McKenna College and a Diploma in Public Policy from the University of Edinburgh. She enjoys the flexibility and variety of consulting, allowing her to dedicate significant time over the last 15 years to the League of Women Voters and to be able to travel -- often by bike. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, David LaMacchia.

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 ProjectThe 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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