[governance] Rough costs to participate at upcoming WCIT 12

Robert Guerra rguerra at privaterra.org
Thu Mar 8 10:34:05 EST 2012


Let's stay focused on IG issues please. 

While the caucus can't do much about electoral politics in the US, we can - if strategic - make an impact on the development of Internet Governance..

Let me comment on your earlier post below...

On 2012-03-08, at 10:03 AM, Deirdre Williams wrote:

> Is this the same in Internet Governance? See Fouad Parminder thread
> 27,000 USD is quite a sum. 
> Chicken feed to a billionaire.

The Citizen's United US Supreme court decision allows for individuals (which includes companies) to give unrestricted amounts to candidates running for office. No doubt it will cause all sorts of influence that is quite undesirable and not transparent at all.  

We could spend hours, in fact likely months discussing the US electoral process - however that would take precious time, energy and effort away from the objectives outlined in the Internet Governance Caucus Charter, that being focusing on advancing Civil Society's role and Internet Governance issues. 

I for one prefer to stay focused, and will try to do so to the best of my ability. Others may see things differently, and I do respect the choice of veering off the scope outlined in the caucus charter. 




-------------- next part --------------
You received this message as a subscriber on the list:
     governance at lists.igcaucus.org
To be removed from the list, visit:

For all other list information and functions, see:
To edit your profile and to find the IGC's charter, see:

Translate this email: http://translate.google.com/translate_t

More information about the Governance mailing list