RESOURCES

Welcome to the WashingTECH LLC resources page.

Whether you are new to the world of tech, telecom, and media law and policy, or are an established policy professional, it is always helpful to know where to turn when you are looking to build your capacity and reach. The list below contains links to some of the most influential organizations in the world working at the intersection of tech, telecom, and media law and policy.

Our podcast has featured thought leaders representing all of the following organizations. In addition to following the links below, we invite you to explore our podcast archives.

Academia

Academia

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Founded in 1959, The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania is a premier Communication program for research, teaching, and service in the world.

The Arizona State University American Indian Policy Institute is an applied policy program leveraging university expertise via a reciprocal transdisciplinary model, infusing Native knowledge in the academy, and engaging Tribal Nations in building community partnerships in order to inspire the Seventh generation of leaders. 

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ASU's Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology aims to create an interdisciplinary, racially-ethnically diverse community of scholars, students, policy makers, and practitioners who explore, identify, and ultimately create innovative scholarship about and best practices for under-represented girls in STEM.

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The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is dedicated to exploring, understanding, and shaping the way we use technology.

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The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that works to reform, revitalize – and when necessary, defend – our country's systems of democracy and justice.

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The mission of the Columbia School of Social Work is to develop leaders in social work practice and research whose work advances professional values, knowledge, and skills through programs and policies that enhance well-being and promote human rights and social justice at the local, national, and global level. 

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The digital age is making it easier, faster and cheaper to develop new products and services than ever before. Cornell Tech is building a diverse environment of academics and practitioners who excel at imagining, researching and building digitally-enabled products and services to directly address societal and commercial needs, particularly in areas that both draw on and contribute to the vibrancy of New York City.

The African and African Diaspora Studies Department (AADS) at UT Austin is the first Black Studies Program to grant Ph.D. degrees in the southern U.S., is committed to interdisciplinary scholarship and creative production that explores questions of social justice for Black people around the globe.

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 The University of Maryland School of Law was authorized by the Maryland legislature in 1813 and began regular instruction in 1824. It is one of the oldest law schools in the nation, but its innovative programs make it one of the liveliest and most dynamic today. Maryland Law stands among five other professional schools on the University of Maryland, Baltimore campus. It has taken advantage of this location to become an integral part of the Baltimore-Washington legal and business community.

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The Information Society Project (ISP) is an intellectual center at Yale Law School. It supports a community of interdisciplinary scholars who explore issues at the intersection of law, technology, and society.

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NYU Steinhardt's one-of-a-kind integration of education, communication, health, and the arts puts us at the heart of a movement: education for social change.

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NYU's Leonard N. Stern School of Business delivers a unique education that combines rigor in the classroom with engagement beyond the classroom to broaden perspectives and change mindsets. NYU Stern promotes disruptive thinking and encourages experimentation to create value. NYU Stern fulfills its promise through four core values: Academic Excellence, IQ + EQ, Collaborative Community and The Energy of a Global Hub.

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The Center for Internet and Society (CIS) is a public interest technology law and policy program at Stanford Law School and a part of Law, Science and Technology Program at Stanford Law School. CIS brings together scholars, academics, legislators, students, programmers, security researchers, and scientists to study the interaction of new technologies and the law and to examine how the synergy between the two can either promote or harm public goods like free speech, innovation, privacy, public commons, diversity, and scientific inquiry.

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Founded in 1869 and accredited by the American Bar Association since 1931, the Howard University School of Law was created to provide legal education for Americans traditionally excluded from the profession; especially African Americans. The objective of the School of Law is to produce superior professionals, capable of achieving positions of leadership in law, business, government, education, and public service. 

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Through a unique blend of curricular, experiential, and research programs delivered within a student-centric culture, Rochester Institute of Technology prepares its students for successful careers in a global society.

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Founded in 1209, the University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres, and a self-governed community of scholars. Its reputation for outstanding academic achievement is known world-wide and reflects the intellectual achievement of its students, as well as the world-class original research carried out by the staff of the University and the Colleges.

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Located where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains, the University of Denver embodies the spirit of exploration and discovery that defines the Denver region and history. UD is a private institution built on exploration through research and collaboration among educators, students, and local and global communities.

Advocacy

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For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

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ALH CEO Cheryl Leanza brings almost twenty years of expertise in media and communications policy, bridging the gap between Washington DC policymaking and a wide variety of organizations.

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Advancing Justice | AAJC is the voice for the Asian American community – the fastest-growing population in the U.S. – fighting for civil rights through education, litigation, and public policy advocacy. AAJC serves to empower Asian American communities by bringing local and national constituencies together and ensuring Asian Americans are able to participate fully in our democracy.

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CDT is a champion of global online civil liberties and human rights, driving policy outcomes that keep the internet open, innovative, and free.

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CKA is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of successful Korean American leaders. Our mission is to increase the voice, visibility, and influence of the Korean American community and to advance Korean American leadership everywhere.

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development.

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Free Press closely watches as the decisions shaping the media landscape are made and sounds the alarm when people’s rights to connect and communicate are in danger. Free Press focuses on saving Net Neutrality, achieving affordable internet access for all, uplifting the voices of people of color in the media, challenging old and new media gatekeepers to serve the public interest, ending unwarranted surveillance, defending press freedom and reimagining local journalism.

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Full Color Future is  think tank and advocacy organization committed to changing the narrative about people of color in media, tech and innovation.

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Future of Privacy Forum is a nonprofit organization that serves as a catalyst for privacy leadership and scholarship, advancing principled data practices in support of emerging technologies.

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The Latinos Against Alzheimer's Coalition is an initiative of UsAgainstAlzheimer's that works to address brain health disparities impacting Latino families through coalition building, strategic convening, and patient advocacy. 

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Legal Momentum leads action for the legal rights of women. Its targeted litigation, education, policy advocacy, and research help to shape the laws and policies that affect gender equality and ensure that they are properly implemented and enforced. 

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The Intelligent Car Coalition gathers leading stakeholders in the auto, communications and tech industries to talk about policy issues, share ideas, build relationships, establish joint policy stances and thought leadership, and advocate for innovation in the connected and autonomous car fields.

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NCL provides government, businesses, and other organizations with the consumer's perspective on concerns including child labor, privacy, food safety, and medication information.The mission of the National Consumers League is to protect and promote social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the United States and abroad.

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NDVH answers the call to support and shift power back to people affected by relationship abuse.

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The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is the media watchdog for the Latino community, ensuring that Latinos are fairly and consistently represented in news and entertainment and that Latinos' voices are heard over the airwaves and on the internet.

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Public Knowledge promotes freedom of expression, an open internet, and access to affordable communications tools and creative works. We work to shape policy on behalf of the public interest.

TechFreedom digs deep into the hard policy and legal questions raised by technological change.

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Tech Inclusion takes an ecosystem approach to improving diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. Their work focuses on five major impact areas across the tech ecosystem: education, workplace, entrepreneurship, policy, ecosystem.

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Tech Inclusion takes an ecosystem approach to improving diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. Their work focuses on five major impact areas across the tech ecosystem: education, workplace, entrepreneurship, policy, ecosystem.

Associations

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The African American Mayors Association (AAMA) is the only organization exclusively representing African-American mayors in the United States. AAMA exists to empower local leaders for the benefit of their citizens. The role of the African American Mayors Association includes taking positions on public policies that impact the vitality and sustainability of cities; providing mayors with leadership and management tools; and creating a forum for member mayors to share best practices related to municipal management.

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AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that empowers people to choose how they live as they age.

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Established in 1905, the American Advertising Federation (AAF) is the only organization that includes members across all disciplines and career levels in advertising. Whether you're new to the fast-paced world of advertising or a seasoned professional, the AAF is for you. We're here to help you advance your career, build your connections and celebrate this ever-changing, amazing industry we work in.

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Founded on October 6, 1876 during the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, the mission of ALA is “to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.”

Internet Association is the only trade association that exclusively represents leading global internet companies on matters of public policy.

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Internet Association is the only trade association that exclusively represents leading global internet companies on matters of public policy.

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The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit membership association launched by state education agency leaders in 2001 to serve, support and represent their emerging interests and needs with respect to the use of technology for teaching, learning, and school operations.

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For more than six decades, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. SWE organization is centered around a passion for our members' success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today's exciting engineering and technology specialties.

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The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) provides committed, visionary leadership and advocacy in the realization of economic empowerment. Through the creation of resources and initiatives, we support African American Chambers of Commerce and business organizations in their work of developing and growing Black enterprises.

Creators

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CJ Johnson is an award-winning photographer and content creator who has helped over 100+ startups to Fortune 500 companies all around the world find success and reach new heights.

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Perfect vision, seeing the digital future clearly. 2020 New Media produces, create, distribute, and market film and new media productions. Home of the DC Web Fest.

Law Firms

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Blank Rome is an Am Law 100 firm with 13 offices and more than 600 attorneys and principals who provide a full range of legal and advocacy services to clients operating in the United States and around the world.

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Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, PLC provides comprehensive legal services for the technology, telecommunications and media industries, partnering with clients on transformative deals and innovative solutions to cutting-edge business issues and regulatory concerns.

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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati advises technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance them. WSGR represents companies from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations at every stage of development. 

Media

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The Appeal produces original journalism about criminal justice that engages the public and holds officials to account. The Appeal focuses on the most significant drivers of mass incarceration, which occur at the state and local level. 

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The Beat DC the only daily political news platform that highlights the people of color driving policy in the nation’s capital and beyond, and the policies that impact communities of color at large. 

The Beat DC the only daily political news platform that highlights the people of color driving policy in the nation’s capital and beyond, and the policies that impact communities of color at large. 

Philanthropy

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SVCF provides leadership, expertise and capital to help address social issues in the Silicon Valley region. SVCF also serves as a resource for nonprofit, civic, government and philanthropic organizations.

Research

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AIR is one of the world's largest behavioral and social science research and evaluation organizations. AIR's overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life. 

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The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.

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The Center for Global Policy Solutions is a 501(c)(3) think tank and action organization that labors in pursuit of a vibrant, diverse, and inclusive world in which everyone has the opportunity to thrive in safe and sustainable environments.

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Data & Society is a research institute in New York City that is focused on the social and cultural issues arising from data-centric and automated technologies.

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Demos is a public policy organization working for an America where we all have an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy.

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Horowitz is a full-service consumer insights agency with a mission for delivering insights that inspire change. 

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The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Washington, DC that creates ideas that improve the socioeconomic status and civic engagement of African Americans.

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New America is dedicated to renewing America by continuing the quest to realize our nation's highest ideals, honestly confronting the challenges caused by rapid technological and social change, and seizing the opportunities those changes create.

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The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. Pew conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research. We do not take policy positions.

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Upturn promotes equity and justice in the design, governance, and use of digital technology. Upturn's research and advocacy combines technical fluency and creative policy thinking to confront patterns of inequity, especially those rooted in race and poverty.

Social Enterprise

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Bedtime Math is a nonprofit operating foundation funded by private donations. Bedtime Math helps kids love numbers so they can handle the math in real life.

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Opportunity@Work is a nonprofit social enterprise with a mission to expand access to career opportunities so that all Americans can work, learn, and earn to their full potential in a dynamic economy.
 
 

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The Reach Mama Network is a source of community, inspiration, and support for working moms of color who want to advance professionally. Reach Mama provides moms with the support and the tools they need to be successful in leadership positions. 

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Silicon Harlem has established a growing tech ecosystem in Upper Manhattan and advocates for all citizens to participate in the digital economy. 

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