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June 2, 2015



Aaron Bartnick,, 845-216-6809


Media Advisory


Happening Friday: Free Law Founders Coalition Panel at the 2015 Personal Democracy Forum


Featuring FLF Coalition Co-Founders NYC Council Member Ben Kallos and The OpenGov Foundation’s Seamus Kraft



NEW YORK, NY (June 2, 2015) -- On Friday, Seamus Kraft, Executive Director of The OpenGov Foundation and New York City Council Member Ben Kallos -- co-founders of the Free Law Founders (FLF) coalition -- will join fellow FLF member David Moore, Executive Director of the Participatory Politics Foundation and Rewired State founder Emma Mulqueeny for a panel discussion on the future of law and lawmaking at the 2015 Personal Democracy Forum (PDF) in New York City.  The discussion will be moderated moderated by Yahoo’s Melissa Sandgren.


The panel, “Designing the Digital Legislature,” will address the latest trends, insights, and challenges in the movement to bring law and lawmaking into the digital age with citizen collaboration, open data and open source software.


PDF is one of the leading events covering the intersection of technology and politics. PDF brings together a thousand top opinion makers, political practitioners, technologists, and journalists from across the ideological spectrum for two days to network, exchange ideas, and explore how technology and wired citizens are changing politics, governance, and civil society.


What: “Designing the Digital Legislature” Panel Discussion at Personal Democracy Forum

When: Friday, June 5, 3:30 - 4:30pm

Where: NYU Kimmel Center for University Life

60 Washington Square South, Room 808

New York, NY 10012

Who: Seamus Kraft, The OpenGov Foundation Executive Director

Ben Kallos, New York City Councilor

Emma Mulqueeny, Rewired State founder

David Moore, Participatory Politics Foundation Executive Director

Melissa Sandgren, Yahoo Manager (moderator)

About The OpenGov Foundation

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We believe democracy means everyone should have the chance to be a hands-on contributor.

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