We recently published the 2015 Mozilla Advocacy Plan. The goal of our advocacy initiatives is to advance the Mozilla mission by empowering people to create measurable changes in public policy to protect the Internet as a global public resource, open and accessible to all.
In the plan, we lay out thinking along three core strategies:
(1) Leadership Development – Grow a global cadre of leaders – activists, technologists, policy experts – who advance the free and open web.
(2) Community – Assist, grow, and enable the wider policy & advocacy community.
(3) Grassroots Advocacy – Run issue-based campaigns to grow mainstream engagement with Mozilla and open web issues.
Each of these strategies ties directly to the goal of empowering people. Yet, as we execute there are still open questions that need input and more thought from the community. For instance, how can we create better scale and participation, recognizing that real impact happens when the community is empowered to take action on policy and advocacy initiatives. A key to this is making our own policy positions and advocacy efforts easier for people to understand and engage with.
What are other ways that we can empower and support the broader community?