#Hack4Congress Congressional Briefing and Demo


Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 10:00am to 11:00am


2237 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington DC

Hundreds of civic hackers, technologists, policy wonks, engaged citizens, and others have come together at three #Hack4Congress events across the country to send a simple message to Congress: it’s time to bring government into the 21st century, and we’re here to help.

With our co-organizer The OpenGov Foundation, the Ash Center now invites you to one more #Hack4Congress event. Meet and support the winners from #Hack4Congress Cambridge ('Congress Connect'), San Francisco ('CDash'), and Washington, DC ('Coalition Builder') as they pitch their ideas directly to some of the most tech-savvy Members of Congress and their staff.

 If you cannot join us on Capitol Hill on May 12, consider sharing your own ideas, comments, and stories using the #Hack4Congress hashtag. Move our democracy forward!

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About #Hack4Congress.
Each #Hack4Congress event was an intensive, multi-day experience where people of all interests and expertise were welcome. Participants formed teams with people of different disciplines and expertise and developed new digital tools, policy innovations, and other creative solutions to address the growing dysfunction gripping much of Congress in its lawmaking, deliberation, and responsiveness. Find all the project ideas and more at hack4congress.org.




Challenges to Democracy is a public dialogue series on the threats facing democracy in the United States hosted by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation in commemoration of its 10th anniversary. Visit ash.harvard.edu to find more information and sign up for updates and invitations to future events, read notable ideas from past events, dig deeper into the greatest threats and the most promising solutions, and offer your own comments and contributions.

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