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FWD.us

FWD.us

FWD.us is a bipartisan lobbying group for immigration and education reform in the United States

FWD.us is a a bipartisan organization leading on immigration reform and criminal justice reform.



FWD.us was started by people in the technology and business community to promote policies to keep the United States competitive in a global economy, starting with immigration reform and criminal justice reform. FWD.us was founded in 2013 by Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Reid Hoffman, Drew Houston, Ruchi Sanghvi and Sean Parker.



FWD.us is a 501(c)(4) bipartisan political organization that believes America's families, communities, and economy thrive when everyone has the opportunity to achieve their full potential. They feel the current immigration and criminal justice systems have locked too many people out from the American dream. They seek to grow and build political support to break through partisan politics and concerns and achieve reforms.



In October 2014, FWD.us was working on pushing immigration reform through during Obama's administration. Obama's decision to defer action on immigration reform stalled these early efforts.



In 2016, FWD.us renewed their efforts at immigration reform with a multi-pronged campaign that was estimated to spend as much as $10 million over the year with digital and television advertising, research and polling. The 2016 initiative included an expansion of FWD.us' activity into 12 states, with a focus on presidential battlegrounds held by Republicans. The election of Donald J. Trump and his rhetoric and policy stance on immigration stalled their progress.

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People

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Role
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Adina Ellis Cato

Deputy Communications Director



Alesha Judkins

Mississippi State Director, Criminal Justice Reform



Alexis Sacasas

Special Assistant to the President and Project Coordinator



Ali Blake

Social Media Associate



Ali Procopio

University Program Director



Alida Garcia

Vice President, Advocacy



Ama Akoto

Press Assistant



Amy LaThanh

Chief of Staff, Community Department



Andrew Moriarty

Deputy Director of Federal Policy



Cammie Croft

Chief Community Officer, Managing Director San Francisco Headquarters



Carlton Miller

Senior Associate for Strategic Partnerships



Champo Mapulanga

Accounting Manager



Chell Zeng

Senior Graphic Designer



Chris Coger

Head of Technology



Chris Golden

Digital Advertising and Rapid Response Director



Daniela Chomba

D.C. Office Manager, People and Operations Associate



Derek Chin

Research Associate



Doug Lewis

Policy Associate, Criminal Justice Reform



Drew Toal

Senior Writer



Eddie Traveras

New York State Immigration Manager



Emily Levett

State Policy Manager, Criminal Justice Reform



Felicity Rose

Research and Policy Director, Criminal Justice Reform



Francisco Juarez

Information Systems Associate



Giancarla Rojas Mendoza

Fellowship Program Manager and Executive Assistant to Vice President of Advocacy



Hemly Ordonez

Director of Digital Campaigns



Further reading

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Zuckerberg immigration group launches 2016 reform blitz

Anna Palmer

Web

December 1, 2015

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