intro’d to David via the internet’s own boy.
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David Segal speaks at Aaron Swartz memorial NYC
election systems arcania
what to do to help.. would be easier if Aaron would have been a more specific activist – but Aaron wanted everything.. he was trying to hack the whole world.
David Adam Segal is an American politician, activist, and writer who was a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, representing District 2 (East Providence and Providence) from 2007 until January 2011. Prior to that, he served as Minority Leader of the Providence City Council from 2003 until 2007, elected at the age of 22 as the first and only member of the Green Party ever elected in Rhode Island. Segal was a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in the state’s 1st congressional district on 14 September 2010. He serves as the executive director of the online organizing group Demand Progress. The organization helped lead the fight against the Stop Online Piracy Act and related bills. Segal is a co-editor of a book about that effort, being published by O/R Books, called Hacking Politics.
As the executive director of the online organizing group Demand Progress, Segal has served as a leading advocate and strategist in organizing efforts like those to defeat SOPA, curtail mass surveillance, protect Net Neutrality, and others. He regularly writes on these topics and others for a variety of publications.
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David is executive director of http://demandprogress.org/about/
David Segal is a former Democratic Rhode Island State Representative, and served on the Providence City Council as a member of the Green Party. During his eight years as an elected official he oversaw the passage of legislation promoting economic justice, renewable energy and open space, banking reform, affordable housing, LGBT rights, criminal justice reform, and a variety of other progressive causes. He recently ran in the Democratic primary for Rhode Island’s first Congressional seat, supported by much of the netroots and organized labor. His opinion pieces have appeared in the New York Times, Boston Globe, and other newspapers, and in a variety of online publications. He has a degree in mathematics from Columbia University.