February 13, 2018 | News, Press Releases

Internet Association Announces 2017 Internet Champions In California

Sacramento, CA – Internet Association today announced California Senator Steven Bradford (D-35), Senator Henry Stern (D-27), and Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-37) as 2017 California Internet Champions for their leadership and advocacy on internet-related issues in the State Legislature.

“Senator Bradford, Senator Stern, and Assemblymember Limón are champions of the internet economy. Their leadership on internet and technology policy issues is critical to fostering economic growth in California,” said Robert Callahan, Internet Association’s Vice President, State Government Affairs. “We appreciate their efforts and look forward to future collaboration that ensures Californians continue to reap the benefits of the internet economy.”

California has a thriving internet sector, which accounts for 11.5 percent of the state’s overall GDP per capita. The internet economy directly employs more than 530,000 people in the Golden State, and its impact increases significantly when considering the 5.8 million positions in the state that earn money through online platforms. There are also over 32,000 California-based businesses in the internet sector, which is more than the state’s transportation and warehousing sector.

Internet Association’s Internet Champions annual award recognizes California state legislators who have distinguished themselves as vanguards of the internet economy. The awards will be presented this evening at Internet Association’s Welcome Back Reception, which celebrates California’s persistent leadership in technology and innovation.

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Statement On The Children And Media Research Advancement Act

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 »

Statement Supporting The Bipartisan CyberTipline Modernization Act

IA Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs Melika Carroll released the following statement in support of the CyberTipline Modernization Act.

Internet Association Signs Pledge To America’s Workers

Washington, DC – Internet Association today will sign the Pledge to America’s Workers at a White House event, and commit to providing over 100,000 opportunities for on-the-job training, continuing education, and work-based learning programs over a 5-year period. This is part of a continued industry-wide effort to develop an American workforce that is prepared for Read more »

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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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