TFC IN THE NEWS

The Army of Silicon Valley Activists Trying to Elect Democrats

Lauren Smiley, 10/22/17

"But they are playing the game their way—by outfitting down-ballot campaigns with top tech industry volunteers, using data science to funnel efforts to the most winnable districts, and harnessing the latest digital tools for organizing volunteers, connecting their supporters, and crowdfunding donations and their own operations costs."

More than 3,000 tech employees are volunteering their skills to turn the tables politically

Connie Loizos, 10/17/17

"Tech for Campaigns injects tech talent into the campaigns of centrist and liberal candidates who need advice and tools to make better use of Facebook and Twitter, craft individualized emails for segmented voters, and much more."

NPR

Silicon Valley Wants To Dust Off The Democratic Establishment

Aarti Shahani, 9/7/17

"During the Obama years, Democrats got comfortable and Republicans gained a digital advantage. Now, the liberals of Silicon Valley want to change that."

Forbes

This Silicon Valley Organization Is Working To Flip Red States Blue

Rebecca Heilweil, 6/7/17

"Levin lacked access to both branding and technology. But with Tech For Campaigns, what would have been a slow campaign start became a fully-furnished introduction. By the end of March, the Levin campaign had raised over $280,000, almost three times his initial fundraising goal."

ReCode

How Silicon Valley is trying to topple Trump — beginning with a special election in Montana

Tony Romm,  5/23/17

"TFC paired up employees from Slack, Salesforce and LendingTree with [Kansas] Democratic candidate James Thompson’s campaign, and together, they worked on areas like digital advertising, particularly on social media, meant to woo new voters and get them out to vote."

USA Today

Greg Gianforte's slam drives home intersection of tech, politics

Jon Swartz, 5/26/17

" 'It's as much about winning seats as an anti-Gianforte initiative,' says Jessica Alter, an entrepreneur who co-founded Tech for Campaigns, a San Francisco and New York nonprofit that helped the Quist campaign by matching it with skilled workers in social media marketing and data analysis."

Fast Company

Tech For Campaigns Is Giving Progressive Politicians A Silicon Valley Boost

Eillie Anzilotti, 5/5/17

"TFC got involved with the Kansas special election around six weeks before the polls opened, and deployed a team of Silicon Valley-based experts to help boost engagement...Thompson’s Facebook and Twitter channels. Thompson’s Facebook page followers rose from 1,300 to over 10,000, and the average likes per post spiked from 20 to around 600."

San Francisco Chronicle

Tech workers electing to use skills in politics

Trisha Thadani, 3/9/17

"Tech for Campaigns — which brings people with coding, social media, fundraising and data skills together with 'progressive and centrist political campaigns'...helped Levin build a website and donation portal and created his social media accounts ahead of his campaign opening. While creating a website may sound trivial to some, Levin said it gave his announcement a big leg up."

Backchannel

The Tech Resistance Awakes

Lauren Smiley, 2/9/17

"When Alter and Kazanjy sent out their survey, they struck a nerve: Bay Area tech workers had woken up to progressive politics, and they had skills and energy to burn. Alter contacted candidates across the country, asking if tech workers could help local, state, and even federal candidates who are running without the slick tech operation of a presidential campaign. The candidates sounded jazzed."


 

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