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What big data can tell you about Congress | Alex Wirth | TEDxFoggyBottom
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Added Jul 6, 2016
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New polls come out every day showing how frustrated Americans are with the productivity of Congress. But is Congress actually as ineffective as we often think it is? As co-founder of Quorum Analytics, Alex Wirth works to collect political data and analyze it to learn how Congress is actually working. Alex shares what he learned on the TEDxFoggyBottom stage.

Alex is cofounder of Quorum Analytics, an online platform that enables anyone to influence the legislative process with modern tracking, targeting, and outreach tools.

He previously interned at the White House in the Office of the Chief of Staff, in Senator Jeff Bingaman’s (D-NM) office, and was a U.S. Senate Page. Alex led the Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council where he conducted over 60 meetings on Capitol Hill which ultimately led to the introduction of three bipartisan resolutions supported by six U.S. Senators and eighteen Members of Congress. Alex was appointed by Secretary Clinton as the youngest member in history of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO. He has spoken at the United Nations, the Clinton Global Initiative, and the World Forum for Democracy. Originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, Alex graduated from Harvard with a degree in Government and Economics.

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