FWD.US Happy Hour

Last week (I think) I had the opportunity to meet this whirlwind of a person – Lisa Conn.  She is a force and pitched me hard on this new organization FWD.US supported by some very cool people (Reid Hoffman, Mark Zuckerberg, Ron Conway, Reed Hastings and Paul Graham to name a few). FWD.us is an advocacy organization created to promote policies that will lead to a more advanced workforce and stronger knowledge economy in the U.S. Our organization is backed by a diverse group of leading innovators, job creators, business owners and founders from Silicon Valley’s tech sector. The organization is not political but will influence politicians.  It’s aim is bi-partisan.  Their agenda: Comprehensive immigration reform that allows for the hiring of the best and brightest. Education reforms that produce more graduates in the science, technology and math fields and ensure all children receive a high quality education from effective teachers and accountable schools. Support for scientific research, which seeds the future innovation of our knowledge economy, and breakthrough developments. As a local advocate who works hard for our area, I would like to see more student visitors able to stay and create companies, work in startups and drive our local

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