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PolitiHacks Digest – 1 July 2013 – Immigration reform, startup visa passes the Senate, what’s next?

These folks want your support: StopWatching.us—Oppose government surveillance of us? RestoreTheFourth.net—Meetups around the country for the Fourth of July to end unconstitutional surveillance Tesla Motors—Asks for executive assistance in blocking state laws from halting direct sales (Warning: unclear what the … Continue reading

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PolitiHacks Digest – 1 July 2013 – Immigration’s Senate success and House troubles ahead

The Senate voted 68-32 on Thursday to successfully pass comprehensive immigration reform. Now, as eyes turn to the House, here’s the state of play: A bipartisan group of Representatives has shrunk by one as conservative Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) withdrew early … Continue reading

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PolitiHacks Digest – 24 June 2013 – Immigration bill enters the Senate end game

These folks want your support: StopWatching.us—Oppose government surveillance of us? Support Sen. Moran’s startup visa amendment Got a cause you want to share? Tell me. Political issues affecting startups:  Open Internet and Privacy What to know: StopWatching.us petition crosses 400k signees EFF … Continue reading

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PolitiHacks Digest – 10 June 2013 – What should we expect from the immigration debate?

Debate begins Tuesday on the comprehensive immigration reform bill, which will be the largest overhaul of the US immigration system since at least 1986 or 1990, possibly even 1965, which created the modern immigration system. Right now, between 52 and 54 … Continue reading

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PolitiHacks Digest – 10 June 2013 – What are the chances for startup visa? What are the range of implementation outcomes?

Currently, the comprehensive immigration reform bill contains a startup visa provision. It should work. So to get a startup visa, members of the startup community need to support passage of the comprehensive immigration reform bill. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) is … Continue reading

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PolitiHacks Digest: Week of 11 March

“I am certain that these [immigration reform] efforts, including the creation of a Startup Visa category, Will send a signal to the World that our country is not only “open for business” but also very eager to welcome highly skilled … Continue reading

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Engaging Politicos: Boulder, Chicago

Politicians in Congress feel pressure through three main channels: they, we, and I. They call these channels the three C’s, respectively referencing the previous list: constituents, colleagues, and conscience. PolitiHacks has been organizing primarily around ‘they,’ or groups of geographically-linked … Continue reading

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