GeekPAC to Form Political Action Committee Around Technology Issues; Launches Fundraiser

PAC to support copyright reform, DMCA reform, net neutrality, and
other technology issues

GeekPAC (http://www.geek-pac.org/), a group of concerned citizens
formerly known as BytesFree.org, has relaunched under a new name to
reflect its new focus. GeekPAC will form a political action committee
with the goal of building grassroots political support for copyright
reform, DMCA reform, net neutrality, patent reform, and other
hot-button political issues. Additionally, GeekPAC has launched its
first fundraiser at Fundable.org (
https://www.fundable.com/groupactions/groupaction.2008-07-22.8448851451
) to cover the initial startup costs.

GeekPAC will be a grassroots, member-driven organization with an
emphasis on educating the public at large on how these issues affect
daily life. Said John Mark Walker, GeekPAC Founder, “Many of us in the
technology community have done a poor job of communicating to the
general public why they should care about these issues. With GeekPAC,
we hope to change that by driving thought leadership in this area and
building a critical mass of concerned citizens who will be able to get
the attention of their local politicians.”

GeekPAC’s first action under its new name will be a birds-of-a-feather
(BOF) session at LinuxWorld Conference and Expo
(http://www.linuxworldexpo.com/) under the topic “Hacking the
Election.” The session will take place at 6pm PDT on Wednesday, August
6 in room 301 at Moscone Center in San Francisco and will be open to
all LinuxWorld Expo attendees.

Another work in progress is a voter information project, designed to
gather data for every member of Congress pertaining to their voting
records on relevant bills. The voter information project can be found
at http://deki.geek-pac.org/Voter_Information_Project

**To contribute to GeekPAC see
http://www.fundable.com/groupactions/groupaction.2008-07-22.8448851451

(GeekPAC is not yet incorporated and donations are not tax deductible.)

**Visit http://www.geek-pac.org/

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