Remember why you do this

Driving digital change in government is daunting. Yet, we push because we know our government needs fixing, now. This conviction carries us most days. But when it falters, we have to remember what drew us —and what’s at stake if we walk away.


Read this chapter in the manuscript.


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Marlena Medford


Marlena Medford is Communications Director for Code for America, a civic-tech nonprofit that partners with government at every level. She was Director of Government Outreach for PeakDemocracy, a public engagement platform; Communications Officer for the City of Encinitas, and is a government consultant. Marlena also was a journalist for a decade.