February 10, 2016 | News, Press Releases

Announcing Our California Internet Champion Award Winners

Assemblyman Low and Assemblyman Chiu Honored for Pro-Internet Advocacy and Leadership

 

Sacramento, CA – The Internet Association announced today that California Assembly Members David Chiu and Evan Low are the recipients of the 2015 Internet Champions award for their advocacy and leadership on Internet-related issues in the State Legislature.  Assemblyman Low and Assemblyman Chiu are champions of the Internet economy and natural leaders on technology issues.  In 2015, they rallied their colleagues around legislation that supports growth and opportunity for Californians.

“Assemblyman Chiu and Assemblyman Low are tireless advocates of the Internet sector and recognize its positive benefits to California businesses and citizens,” said Robert Callahan, Executive Director of California for the Internet Association. “We truly appreciate their efforts — they have both set a very high bar for thoughtful legislative leadership on Internet policy issues.”

The Internet Association’s Internet Champions award recognizes California state legislators who have distinguished themselves as vanguards of the Internet economy. The awards will be presented at the Internet Association’s legislative reception in Sacramento on February 10.

Assemblyman Evan Low (AD 28 – Silicon Valley) has assumed a clear leadership role on Internet issues since taking office in 2014.  As co-chair of the new Technology & Innovation Caucus, he has brought renewed focus to California’s Internet economy and ensured that the innovation ecosystem is a key consideration in all Internet policy debates.  He is a well-versed and knowledgeable advocate on Internet issues and a natural choice for the Internet Champion recognition.

Assemblyman David Chiu (AD 17 – San Francisco) has established a strong track record of support for pro-Internet policies since assuming his Assembly office in 2014, building off of similar leadership during his tenure in local government.  He has been a staunch supporter of the tech sector amongst his Assembly colleagues, reflecting the innovative nature of the San Francisco Assembly district he represents.  His advocacy has helped ensure continued tech growth in the Golden State, making him a clear Internet Champion of 2015.

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Washington, DC – Internet Association Senior Vice President of Global Government Affairs Melika Carroll issued the the following statement in support of the Children and Media Research Advancement (CAMRA) Act: “Internet companies care deeply about the safety and well-being of their users and welcome scientific research on this important issue funded through the CAMRA Act. Read more »

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