Our History

NetAction was founded in July, 1996, to educate the public, policy makers, and the media about technology-based social and political issues, and to promote access to and use of information technology as a tool for community organizing, outreach, and advocacy.

NetAction's founder and Executive Director, , is a longtime community activist and a former journalist. Now the principal consultant with Communications Strategies for Nonprofit Organizations, she previously. served as Executive Director of Toward Utility Rate Normalization (TURN), a California-based consumer organization that monitored utility companies, from 1989-1995, and was subsequently appointed Executive Director of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR), a national coalition of computer scientists, programmers and others who work with or are interested in computers and information technology policy.

Current and past program activities include:


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