Marci Harris

Marci Harris is co-founder and CEO of POPVOX  an online platform for legislative information, civic engagement, and tools for policymakers. A former Congressional staffer and lawyer, Marci says that her “first startup was a town,” as she led Jackson, Tennessee’s rebuilding efforts following a 2003 tornado. She serves on the boards of People-Centered Internet and LaunchTN. In 2018, she led the PCI’s work on “Digital Puerto Rico” policy recommendations for the island’s post-hurricane Recovery Plan. 

She was named a Top 100 Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company (2012), and has been a fellow with the Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democracy (2016), New America California(2017), and is an affiliated scholar with the CITRIS Policy Lab at UC Berkeley. She holds a B.A. from Franklin University Lugano, Switzerland, a J.D. from the University of Memphis and an LL.M. from the American University Washington College of Law.

 

Improving Constituent Engagement

By Marci Harris On June 5, 2019, Marci Harris, CEO and Co-founder at POPVOX, testified to the Select Committee on the Modernization of the US Congress on “improving constituent engagement”.  Watch the interview here. If you liked this post, you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates.

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Highlights, Insights and Soundbites from the “Our People-Centered Digital Future” Event

Held December 10, 2018 at the Fairmont Hotel, San Jose. The Occasion Marked the near 50% Tipping Point for Global Internet Access and 70 Years Since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. www.peoplecentered.net Archive of the Livestream available online with subtitles. Visual Journal by Eileen Clegg and Yolanda Youngblood, Visual Insight A historic event scaling

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DisrupTV Featuring Marci Harris And Dr. David Bray

On September 21, 2018, Marci Harris, CEO and Co-founder at POPVOX, and Dr. David Bray, Executive Director at People-Centered Internet (PCI) coalition and faculty, delivered a keynote talk on ‘Impact & Disruption’ at Singularity University.  They also spoke about the upcoming 10 December 2018 event, in collaboration with the DisrupTV hosts R “Ray” Wang and Vala Afshar. Watch

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People-Centered Technology in the Heartland

Report from Tennessee By Marci Harris Over the past six months, as one of many in the rapidly expanding PCI network, I have been impressed with the breadth of its reach and the sense of shared purpose for leveraging technology for the benefit of all – and that this interest is not limited to the

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Puerto Rico Delegation Visit to Singapore

By Mei Lin Fung Following our work thinking about Digital Puerto Rico, People-Centered Internet’s RAND Corporation project team leader Marci Harris and team members Linton Wells and Mei Lin Fung accompanied a delegation from Puerto Rico.  This visit to Singapore had already been in planning before the devastation wrecked by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and was set

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