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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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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

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