Open Source: Internet Association Website Connects Users, Policymakers

Rob Stott | Associations Now | July 19, 2013

Advocacy is in the hands of the user on the Internet Association’s new website, where the global web community can connect with policymakers and mark up legislation that could affect the internet.

The Internet Association’s (IA) new web presence that rolled out this week gives internet users and members of the association an opportunity to put their grassroots advocacy efforts in sixth gear. Features like the Take Action center allow website visitors to engage with members of Congress through social media, email, or elected officials’ websites.

“The basic idea of the website was to have something that really speaks to internet users and demystifies the political and legislative process,” said Mike Beckerman, president and CEO of IA. [...]