Posts Tagged ‘public policy’

It Takes Two: A Conversation on FCP, Two Years Later

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The Full Court Press team is celebrating a milestone this week: two years ago, Caitlin Scott (Senior Communications Counselor) and Audrey Baker (Communications Counselor) joined our team. A lot has changed over the past two years. Our state, our nation, and the world of communications are not the same. FCP sat down with Caitlin and Audrey to discuss how much has changed and what they’ve learned over the years.

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Calm Voices & Community Conversations on Immigration

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Tonight President Obama will announce a sweeping plan to use his executive authority to act on immigration reform. His plan will allow hundreds of thousands of Californians to move out of the shadows and live openly without fear of deportation. The president’s measured approach of simply extending temporary legal status to Dreamers and families of U.S. citizens, without wading into debates around healthcare or citizenship, offer a path forward in a debate that has been stalled for decades.

With strong leadership from our President and powerful community voices like the Napa Valley Community Foundation leading a constructive and forward-looking conversation about immigration, we can make progress on this difficult and polarizing issue. In May of 2012, the Napa Valley Community Foundation released a report and convened the community for the first in a series of discussions. You can read a case study on how FCP helped in the process here. One of the lasting legacies of this effort has been that the Foundation provided the community with high-quality data, a safe space to discuss its impacts, and videos to share personal perspectives on the issue.

Here is Angela’s perspective on immigration:

Can We Predict our Advocacy & communications future?

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A Thought Sparked by Ray Kurzweil’s Talk

Ray Kurzweil is one of the more remarkable people of the past 60 years.   An inventor. An author. A curious mind.

His books on technology and humanity have been best sellers.  He has a knack to look at an unknowable future, match it to a knowable and graphable past, and determine the points of intersection to make compelling predictions for humanity and technology.

In his work, Kurzweil often cites the trends in increasing computer power and the diminishing costs to use it (Shorthand:  Moore’s Law on Computing).  To create products or even just map out ideas for the future, he challenges himself and his colleagues to think about what the computational power will look like in 3-5 years.  Only then can they plan their products to truly utilize the computing power they expect to be available.