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Published on Dec 14, 2012
Marci Harris left a career on Capitol Hill in February 2010 to build POPVOX, a neutral, nonpartisan platform for civic engagement and legislative information. Launched in January 2011, POPVOX has delivered over 500,000 messages to Congress from users in every Congressional district. In 2011, POPVOX won the SxSW BizSpark Accelerator startup competition. Harris is a recipient of a 2012 Tribeca Film Festival Disruptive Innovation Award and was named #13 of the "Top 100 Most Creative People in Business" by Fast Company magazine.
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