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We consider these categories necessary pre-requisites for effective civic tech. Without digital literacy and access, meaningful representation, trust and safety, or civic literacy, civic tech will not succeed. So while not every project in this section is explicitly 'civic tech', they are vital foundational layers to the field.

Ada's List

All about changing communities, our workplaces, and the industry for the better.

Constitute Project

Constitute offers access to the world’s constitutions so that users can systematically compare them across a broad set of topics — using an inviting, clean interface.

The Internet Master Plan NYC

The Internet Master Plan is a new vision for broadband infrastructure and service in New York City.

THE OPEN INTERNET FOR DEMOCRACY PLAYBOOK

The Open Internet for Democracy Playbook serves as a companion piece to the Democratic Principles for an Open Internet, which is a framework for understanding what principles must be upheld in order for the internet to foster democracy.

Center for Civic Education

The Center for Civic Education is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational corporation dedicated to promoting an enlightened and responsible citizenry committed to democratic principles and actively engaged in the practice of democracy in the United States and other countries.

The Cost of Shutdown Tool (COST)

a data-driven online tool that to allows us to quickly and easily estimate the economic cost of Internet disruptions

Democracy.com

The number one reason people give for not getting involved in an issue or election is that they don’t know how. Solving this problem led us to create Democracy.com. Our groundbreaking free-to-join platform makes citizen action as easy as buying a book online.

San José Digital Inclusion Fund

San José’s ambitious goal is to bring broadband connectivity and digital skills to 50,000 households over the course of the next decade - and this initiative explicitly earmarks funding to achieve this goal.

Michigan Moonshot

The Michigan Moonshot aims to leverage public and private partnerships to connect everyone in rural Michigan, regardless of geography.

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