February 25, 2013
PARTNERSHIP FOR A NEW AMERICAN ECONOMY JOINS WITH TECH AND INNOVATION LEADERS TO LAUNCH THE LARGEST-EVER VIRTUAL MARCH ON WASHINGTON IN SUPPORT OF SENSIBLE IMMIGRATION REFORM
The Partnership for a New American Economy today joined with tech and innovation leaders to launch the largest-ever virtual march on Washington, calling on lawmakers to pass smart immigration reform that includes measures to help power the U.S. economy. The March for Innovation (www.MarchForInnovation.com) will bring together luminaries from the tech world with hundreds of thousands of Americans by using Twitter, Facebook, and other online tools to promote immigration legislation that will boost innovation and entrepreneurship.
Supporters of the March include Partnership Co-Chair and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, AOL Co-Founder Steve Case, Brad Feld of the Foundry Group, venture capitalist Mike Maples, angel investor Ron Conway, Joe Green of Nationbuilder (Co-Chair of the March), and Somesh Dash of Institutional Venture Partners (Co-Chair of the March). Joe Trippi, the former campaign manager of Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential campaign, developed the social media content behind the march.
As Republicans and Democrats in Congress are working on broad bills to fix the many broken elements of our antiquated immigration system, the March will help ensure that any overhaul includes:
•A visa for entrepreneurs who want to come to America to start businesses and create jobs. Countries like Canada, Australia, Chile, Singapore, and the United Kingdom provide visas and roll out the red carpet for entrepreneurs – we currently turn them away. Read More