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Who Voted, Who Didn't and Why?

New Poll Commissioned by Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund Finds Disproportionate Impact of Voting Restrictions on Non-White and Young Voters WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — A new poll commissioned in the wake of the Presidential election by the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund shows that efforts by some states to restrict access to the voting booth both… Read more »

Women Who Tech and Craig Newmark Announce the 4th Women Startup Challenge Pitch Competition to Fund Women-led Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence Ventures

Judges to Include Robert Scoble, Lisa Stone, Lynne Johnson and Sandy Carter NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Women Who Tech, a national nonprofit working to break down barriers to women in the tech industry, and Craig Newmark just announced the fourth Women Startup Challenge pitch competition, a nationwide contest that will focus on showcasing and… Read more »

New Survey Finds Most Americans Feel Unsafe Online and Find Online Privacy Protections Inadequate

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — A new survey has found that more Americans than ever distrust social media when it comes to protecting their privacy online, and many have little or no trust that social media networks or current laws will protect them. The survey, conducted by Washington-based Rad Campaign and Lincoln Park Strategies,… Read more »

New Survey on Online Harassment Reveals that Efforts by Social Media Networks Have Failed to Stop Online Bullying and Threats

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 4, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO – A comprehensive survey of adult Americans released today byCraig Newmark, founder of craigslist and craigconnects, Rad Campaign, and Lincoln Park Strategies, shows that bullying, harassment, and threatening behavior on social networks has remained roughly the same over two years (22% in 2016 compared to 25% in 2014) despite… Read more »

Fourth Annual Veterans Charity Challenge Raises More than $300K for 58 Nonprofits Across the USA Supporting Vets

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 8, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO – The fourth annual Veterans Charity Challenge has concluded with success as online donations to 58 nonprofits grew more than 66 percent over 2015. Altogether the nonprofits involved received more than$300,000 in donations from almost 2,000 donors. In addition, the five winners of the main fundraising challenge and winners… Read more »

Women Startup Challenge Announces Winners of Tech Competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO – The Women Startup Challenge announced the winners of its first West Coast competition for women-led tech startups held last night at LinkedIn in San Francisco. The top prize of $50,000 went to SIRUM of Stanford, California, a “” for unused, unexpired medicine which matches it with people… Read more »

Craigslist Founder Donates $1 Million to Wikipedia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO – Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist, announced today he has donated $1 million to the Wikimedia Endowment. Newmark's gift, made as part of his online initiative craigconnects, is the largest donation yet to the endowment fund which was announced earlier this year as a permanent source of funding… Read more »

New Poll Reveals Impact of Increasingly Hostile Social Media Environment on Open Political Expression

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 4, 2016 WASHINGTON – A new poll released today reveals how an increasingly hostile social media environment is impacting political expression in the U.S. The survey includes responses from a random sampling of 1,017 Americans over the age of 18, and reveals the level of perceived aggressiveness characteristic of this presidential campaign. Key… Read more »

10 Emerging Women Tech Leaders from Across the U.S. Will Compete for $50,000 in Cash Awards and Funding Opportunities at Women Who Tech’s Women Startup Challenge at LinkedIn HQ in San Francisco, June 14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 28, 2016  SAN FRANCISCO – Women Who Tech’s Women Startup Challenge, one of the tech world’s largest initiatives to bring together promising early-stage, women-led startups, announced the selection of the ten finalists that will compete in a “Shark Tank”-style pitch competition in San Francisco, June 14, at LinkedIn. A group of distinguished… Read more »

Survey Shows Majority of Americans Do Not Support States' Efforts to Restrict Voting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 28, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO – A new survey shows that a solid majority of Americans want to see reforms that will ensure voting is free, fair, and accessible to all eligible citizens despite recent efforts in several states to restrict voter registration and make access to the polls more difficult. According to the… Read more »