The issues you highlight reflects Code for America’s priorities and activities over the years, but the constituencies within a big tent of an ambiguously defined field with gray edges are more diverse .Many people who have participated in aspects of the civic tech communities are also motivated to improve public access to information, informing the electorate, and ensuring that democratic values are embedded into government (and corporate) uses of technology — including me, but also many freedom of information advocates, good government watchdogs, and civil servants inside of institutions.

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