August 5th, 2013

The most visible…is Mark Zuckerberg’s new organization. Launched…in April of this year, the group is called FWD.us, and is being mobilized to push for immigration and education reform, issues that affect the tech industry’s ability to access trained workers. Right out of the starting block, it caused a stir last spring by running ads praising conservative senators’ support for such conservative causes as the Keystone pipeline and drilling in the Arctic Wildlife Refuge in order to provide political cover for a potentially unpopular vote in favor of the Senate immigration bill. The group even ran ads on the Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh talk radio shows. Progressives were furious, and several high profile members withdrew from the group. Nevertheless, the group is pressing on… 


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