You’re juggling confused applicants, a slew of expert reviewers, and endless email threads, all while trying to identify the best possible submissions to your challenge. (You know, the ones that are going to change the world!)
Of course, you’re great at this, but wouldn’t you like to breathe a little easier during application and selection season? If so, you need an intake and evaluation system that will take care of the little things so that you can focus on your program.
Yesterday, I joined fellow tech CEOs and investors in pledging to stand in opposition to the Executive Order on Refugees and Visas. The pledge affirms our commitment to:
Supporting all our people regardless of their religion or national origin and to raising our voices forcefully against such actions [that restrict freedom of expression, religion and movement] at all levels of our government.
Providing whatever support necessary to any of our employees and their families affected by the Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.”
Encouraging an open and honest dialogue on the importance of inclusivity and equity in enabling shared success and prosperity across America.
In December, we also signed a statement on civil liberties with the following pledge:
We pledge to unconditionally protect our people from the erosion of their civil liberties, and to speak up and resist such attempts.
We categorically refuse to contribute our skills or platforms to any effort that infringes on civil liberties by any government agency.
We accept a responsibility to partner with communities where the effects of rapidly changing technologies have hurt our fellow Americans. As a business community that has built a formidable leadership and impact globally, it is our patriotic duty to find innovative ways to help create New Economy jobs throughout our country.
The Executive Order is against our values as a company and as a country. It fails to achieve its stated goal of keeping America safe, and it assaults the core American ideals of civil liberties and equal protection under the law.
Yes, we’ve always served government, but with Screendoor for Government, we’re doubling down on our commitment to the groups that Screendoor was created to serve—cities, states, and federal agencies.
This means outlining our vision for modern and sustainable digital services, which you can see reflected in the newly designed product page and in our recently published white paper, A Vision for Paperless Government.