#Resist Tech & What Influences Congress


Yuri Beckelman

Office of Congressman Mark Takano

Travis Moore


Teresa Acuña

Harvard - Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation

Frustration with the outcome of the election has led to an uptick in civic activism, and startups have been launching to harness that energy. Some get it right by using tech to improve the quality of contact between elected officials and their constituents, while some get it wrong focusing on quantity of contacts. Learn what actually happens when you contact your Member of Congress — how your messages are received and affect decision making, and how understanding this will improve your advocacy.

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Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: Government
Level: Intermediate