Best Of NDN's Mobile Policy Work

This Wednesday, former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt and Suzanne Hall of the State Department will be joining NDN as we release a new paper on the “Mobile Revolution, Revisited.” Tim Chambers authored the first version of this paper back in 2006 and the ensuing five years of election engagement, mobile-enabled revolution, and technology-based international development has proven his work to be prescient and its update incredibly timely.

NDN and New Policy Institute have long been on the cutting edge of mobile policy. We were among the first to not only recognize its game-changing potential for election strategy and community development, but also among the most outspoken advocates of public policies that supported the growth, adoption, and spread of mobile technology. Our Global Mobile Blog has also consistently provided a vital window into the challenges and opportunities these technologies face around the world. In preparation for this Wednesday’s event we have assembled ten of the most influential pieces on mobile that NDN has released. Simon Rosenberg addressed many of these issues in his forward to Crashing The Gate, Marcos Moulitsas' critically acclaimed book, in 2006. Our efforts on this front stretch back nearly a decade and continue to be a priority for us. We hope that you’ll reacquaint yourself with some of NDN’s ground-breaking work on this front and join us on Wednesday, March 7th. As always, we welcome your feedback and thoughts. 

1. Mobile Media in 21st Century Politics - Tim Chambers and Rob Sebastian. September 1, 2006

2. A laptop in Every Backpack - Alec Ross and Simon Rosenberg. May 1, 2007

3. The 50 Year Strategy - Simon Rosenberg and Peter Leyden. December 2007

4. Harnessing the Mobile Revolution - Thomas Kalil. October 8, 2008

5. Obama: No Realist He - Simon Rosenberg. June 16, 2009

6. The Power of Mobile - Alec Ross (Video). June 26, 2009

7. Governance and the Internet Ecosystem - Tom Tauke (Video). March 25, 2010

8. Connection Technologies in U.S. Foreign Policy - Sam DuPont. September 10, 2010

9. The Age of Possibility - Simon Rosenberg (Video). April 29, 2011

10. The Employment Effects of Advances in Internet and Wireless Technology: Evaluating the Transitions from 2G to 3G and from 3G to 4G - Rob Shapiro and Kevin Hassett. January 18, 2012



NDN Senior Advisor Alicia Menendez on MSNBC 7.15.2011

NDN Senior Advisor Alicia Menendez on MSNBC 7.15.2011 regarding Obama and the debt ceiling vote.


NDN Senior Advisor Alicia Menendez on MSNBC 7.1.2011

NDN Senior Advisor Alicia Menendez on MSNBC 7.1.2011 re: Debt Ceiling


NDN in the Press-June 17, 2011

Alicia Menendez, a Senior Advisor at NDN, appeared on MSNBC this morning regarding "Obama & the End of Southern Strategy".


Simon Rosenberg, President of the NDN was cited in a Washington Post, Post Politics article by Perry Bacon Jr. on President Obama's visit to Puerto Rico.  He has advised the administration that:

“The large and growing Puerto Rican population in Central Florida will be key to winning the state in 2012,”

Michael Hais, an NDN Fellow on the 21st Century America Project was cited in an APP article on the challenges faced by this year's 2011 high school graduation class. He was quoted as saying:

Today’s 18-year-olds feel like they’ve been dealt a bad hand...But they don’t hate older generations of Americans.  They will kind of roll up their sleeves and figure out a way to do it.

Kristian Ramos, a Policy Analyst on immigration reform with NDN attended the Latino Leaders Luncheon on the Hill on Wednesday.  The article in The Washington Scene is above.



Assistant Secretary Valenzuela to Speak on U.S.-Latin American Relations

NDN/NPI is pleased to announce that Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Arturo Valenzuela, will be coming to NDN on Monday, June 28th to deliver remarks about the current state of US-Latin American relations.

The event will begin promptly at 2pm, and end at 3pm.  After his remarks the Assistant Secretary will take questions from the audience at NDN and on-line.

To attend the event or to watch the event online, please RSVP.  We look forward to seeing you on the 28th.



Immigration Polling Roundup

In order to give a more accurate understanding of the publics opinion on Immigration I am going to start compiling and releasing a compendium of polling on the issue at the end of every month.

This particular batch is a fairly comprehensive collection of polls released over the month of May, please feel free to let me know if I missed anything.

There has been much written about the public support for the Arizona law, however much of that support can be linked to the tremendous appetite for doing just about anything to fix the current broken immigration system.

As much support as there has been for the law, there is even more support for a federal plan with a pathway to citizenship. According to a CNN/Opinion Research Poll released May 21:

80% of a nationwide polling sample support creating a program that would allow illegal immigrants already living in the United States for a number of years to stay here and apply to legally remain in this country permanently if they had a job and paid back taxes.

While people support the Arizona law, they are even more supportive of overhauling Immigration on the federal level.

Don't believe it, take the time to read the full compendium of polling data here. You will find polling on an assortment of immigration issues, including SB1070, sending the National Guard to the border and  comprehensive immigration reform.

CNN/Opinion Research Poll May 21

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