ADVOCACY

For decades, the digital divide has excluded thousands from accessing critical tools and resources essential to their livelihoods, disproportionately affecting low-income communities, communities of color, and seniors. Advancing sustainable digital equity also means tackling some of the injustices that perpetuate digital exclusion, including systemic racism and economic inequality, as well as educational and health disparities. In the long term, achieving digital equity will lead to greater racial and economic justice. 

Addressing the root cause of the digital divide will require intentional investment and systemic policy changes. Directing more funds and resources to expand effective, community-centered digital equity efforts will be a good start. That’s why TGH advocates with local, state, and federal agencies and elected leaders for transformational, people-centered solutions that will help increase resources and ensure equitable access to digital tools and opportunities. 

 

Below, you can find more information about our latest advocacy work: 

Tech Goes Home asked all of Boston's 2021 mayoral candidates about their plans for advancing digital equity in the City. Explore their visions for the future of Boston below. 

Roadmaps to Digital Equity in Boston

Mayoral Conversation on Systemic Racism

At the recent Conversation on Systemic Racism with Boston’s Mayoral Candidates, Tech Goes Home's Director of Advocacy, Marvin L. Venay, posed a question about narrowing the digital divide.

News and Periodicals

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March 2022

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"We need to close the digital divide in Boston"

 

With City Councilors Julia Mejia & Ed Flynn

November 2020

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February 2022

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December 2021

Features

Marvin on Java with Jimmy

Tech Goes Home's Chief Advocacy Officer, Marvin L. Venay, was invited to have a conversation on digital equity in Boston, the challenges it created for many families during COVID-19, and how to advance effective solutions.

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Tech Goes Home's work with our partner MACIR was featured on WCVB. Check out the segment here

For advocacy inquiries, please contact:

For press inquiries, please contact press@techgoeshome.org

Marvin Venay

Chief Advocacy Officer

marvin@techgoeshome.org

Sangha Kang-Le

Assistant Manager of Advocacy

sangha@techgoeshome.org