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As the United States celebrates National Digital Inclusion week (October 4-8, 2021), the STEM Education Coalition Policy Forum invites you to a briefing on October 7 at 11:00 am EST for policymakers to learn more about the daily obstacles that communities across the country face in accessing and navigating the Internet. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that it is nearly impossible to fully participate in society or compete for the best, most in demand jobs without adequate digital skills. The United States needs to reach digital equity: a state in which every individual, regardless of zip code or income level, has the digital skills and tools to use the Internet to fully participate in our society, economy and democracy.
Panelists include NSC board member, Portia Wu; NSC's Managing Director of Government Affairs, Katie Spiker; along with Amy Huffman, Policy Director, National Digital Inclusion Alliance; Dr. Dominique Harrison, Director of Technology Policy, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies; and James Brown, Executive Director, STEM Education Coalition.