I speak only as a resident of Northern California, and a student of American politics.

Regardless of the concern, I suggest urgency.  Trump will be quite favorable to corporate interests broadly, and unless a given issue can wait 2-4 years, the window for modest liberal consideration closes upon his inauguration.  We tend to respond quickly to charismatic leaders in this country.

However, if you want to reach Mr. Trump, I suppose talking to libertarian or paleoconservative influencers might be useful.

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Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2016 15:16:51 +0100
From: Dimitar Parvanov Dimitrov <dimitar.parvanov.dimitrov@gmail.com>
To: Publicpolicy Group for Wikimedia
Subject: Re: [Publicpolicy] Trump
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Hi John,

I have been trying to wrap my head around this as well. From a European
perspective I expect the US trade policy to drastically change, so that's
one thing. TTIP seems highly unlikely now.

Weren't the republicans somewhat moreopen to copyright changes in general?
Anyhow, I am in DC for OpenCon and would be greet to perhaps meet-up and
discuss. John & Julia from WMDE are also in town and I know other
Wikimedians will also be coming.


2016-11-10 0:19 GMT+01:00 John Sadowski <johnpsadowski@gmail.com>:

> Hi all,
>   I'd like to start a discussion—what implications does Trump's election
> combined with Republican dominance in Congress have for the movement's
> public policy efforts?
>   It would seem that, at the very least, net neutrality, intermediary
> safe-harbor, and perhaps the 2018 copyright expiration are at risk.  I
> figure a proactive approach would be best—we should move fast to reach out
> to Congresspeople to make the effects of such legislation known to them
> before it gets introduced.
>   At Wikimedia DC we've visited Congressional staff in the past, and we
> could certainly do it again.  What else can we do?  What current WMF policy
> activities or connections can we extend?  What are EFF and the policy arms
> of Google, Facebook, etc. thinking about right now?
> Thanks.
> John
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Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2016 14:26:52 -0800
From: Jan Gerlach <jgerlach@wikimedia.org>
To: Publicpolicy Group for Wikimedia
Subject: [Publicpolicy] Updating the Public Policy Portal: request for
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Dear all

Our Public Policy site <https://policy.wikimedia.org/> is now a little more
than one year old, so we are getting ready to update the text. Over on Meta
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Public_policy/Update> you can find these
draft changes.

We invite you to give us your input and feedback about these changes on
the corresponding discussion page
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Public_policy>. We will post the new
changes on the site on November 28. We will of course continue to
periodically update this text on a regular basis, so you are welcome to
continue to provide suggestions.

If you have additional related resources, such as your chapter's comments
to policymakers, please let us know! We may be able to add more of this
information to each of the policy areas on the site.

We look forward to hearing your feedback!



Jan Gerlach
Public Policy Manager
Wikimedia Foundation
149 New Montgomery Street, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
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