TECH LEADERS ANNOUNCE SUPPORT FOR BARACK OBAMA
CHICAGO, IL - Technology leaders across the nation today endorsed Barack Obama theday after he unveiled his innovation agenda at Google headquarters. These entrepreneurs,academics, and innovators are drivers in the effort to recapture Americancompetitiveness.“Senator Obama not only understands good tech policy, but he also understands the bestpolicy so that tech can do some good,” said Lawrence Lessig, founder of Stanford LawSchool’s Center for Internet and Society. “By committing to opening government data,an Obama administration would provide all of us the tools we need to make governmentwork for us, and not for the special interests that flourish in the shadows of anontransparent government.”"I want my kids to grow up in an Obama America - an America in which, as Barack Obama has said, we stop setting settling for what the cynics say we have to accept andreach for what we know is possible,” said Julius Genachowski, Co-founder andManaging Director of Rock Creek Ventures. “An America with a President whowill summon the nation to a common purpose, who will lead not by polls, but byprinciple; not by calculation, but by conviction; a President who will combat the commonthreats of the 21st century - nuclear weapons and terrorism; climate change and poverty;genocide and disease. This is what Barack Obama has promised - they are his words.And as someone fortunate enough to know him for two decades, watching him gatherextensive real-word experience and a record of great judgment, I am completelyconfident he will deliver on his promise."
A full list of the technology leaders endorsing Barack Obama is below:
Stuart Benjamin, Professor of Law, Duke UniversityRobert Blackwell, Founder and CEO, Electronic Knowledge Interchange ConsultingJoseph Farrell, Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley; Chief Economist, Federal Communications Commission (1996-97); Deputy Assistant AttorneyGeneral for Economics (chief economist), Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice(2000-02)Lloyd Frink, President and Co-Founder, ZillowJulius Genachowski, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Rock Creek Ventures; formerChief of Business Operations & General Counsel, IAC/InterActiveCorp; former Chief Counsel to FCC Chairman Reed HundtDon Gips, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, Level 3 Communications;former Chief Domestic Policy Advisor to Vice President Gore