About TechAdvocacy

Mission: We want to help Washington understand the needs of the technology community that’s growing across America. Smart policies begin with information. That’s why we’re conducting a survey of the American technology community. By showing how the community exists as a measurable, political constituency across the entire country, we’ll help politicians craft informed laws, our partner advocacy groups reach their supporters, and academics study this growing movement.

Gina Cooper is an online organizer who uses technology to bring together Americans with political experts. She’s the founder and former CEO of Netroots Nation and remains passionate about helping mobilize and connect the American technology community. Gina has also served on President Obama’s policy advisory committee Technology, Media, and Telecommunications.

David Latterman is a political analyst, lecturer at the University of San Francisco, and expert on the political, campaigning, and public opinion process. David is in charge of our survey and research. His former company, Fall Line Analytics, provided work on aspects of political campaigns, advertising campaigns, business development projects, and organizational surveys.

Charles Belle works at the intersection of law, technology, and policy with the objective of empowering startups and building centers of innovation. He is Executive Director of the UC Hastings Institute of Innovation Law, the Research Director for Hasting’s Privacy and Technology Project, and the founder of Startup Policy Lab Meetup Group, a group dedicated to discussing law and policy that impacts startups.

Joey Seiler is an attorney in San Francisco, where he works with startups improving everything from the college application process to chocolate bars. He graduated from Harvard Law School, where he was a research assistant with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Before law school he was a business and technology reporter in Austin.