Happy National Day of Civic Hacking

We’re not the only ones excited about the thousands of volunteers who are working together to #HackforChange this weekend.

Cecilia Muñoz, Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council, and Megan Smith, Chief Technology Officer of the United States, have a special video message for all the creative, hardworking, and passionate people who power the Code for America Brigades.

The most important word in the Constitution — that document that starts with ‘we the people’ — is that first word: we. We have the capacity to make the kind of change we want to see around the country. And that’s what National Day of Civic Hacking is all about. And that’s why we’re so excited you’re participating,” said Cecilia Muñoz.

Government and technology are the two biggest levers for improving people’s lives at scale. While difficult, when it’s done right the results can make a huge impact in people’s lives.

Roll up your sleeves and make an impact this weekend. There’s still time to go to your local event. Anyone can participate. You don’t have to be an expert in technology; you just have to care about your community.

To celebrate National Day of Civic Hacking, federal agencies put together challenges to hack on. Check them out >

If you’re following along at home this weekend watch #HackforChange for news and updates.

See you this weekend,
Jennifer Pahlka
Founder, Executive Director
Code for America

P.S. Inspired by Cecilia Muñoz’s message? Meet her and other incredible government leaders at our Summit in November.TwitterFacebook
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