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‘Innovation' Gets Support During CES

2/14/2012 12:47:19 PM Eastern

Arlington, Va. - The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
said that 5,300 signed on to the Innovation Movement's "Declaration of Innovation" to
signal their support of pro-innovation policies during the 2012 International
CES last month.

More than 200,000 people have joined its grassroots
Innovation Movement in support of technology and innovation , CEA said.

CEA provides its Innovation Movement members with tools to
contact their members of Congress - via email, Facebook, or Twitter - to
support policies that encourage and advance American innovation and shore up
our economy for future generations.

Issues on which the Innovation Movement is active include
international trade, skilled immigration, deficit reduction, broadband
deployment, and most recently the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act
(SOPA)
and Protect IP Act (PIPA).

At the 2012 International CES, one of America's founding
fathers, Thomas Jefferson, acted as the face of innovation in the show's Grand
Lobby in front of a wall that attendees could
sign
to "declare innovation." Jefferson also toured the show floor asking attendees about their opinions on
innovation and seeking electronic signatures for the Declaration of Innovation
on a tablet computer, CEA said.

Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA, said,. "Having the
Declaration of Innovation front and center at the largest CES in show history
helped shine a light on the policies that directly impact our industry. The
attendees, exhibitors, CEOs and celebrities who declared innovation at CES are
sending a message to policy makers that now is the time to stand up for
innovation."

For more information on the Declaration of Innovation and
CEA's Innovation Movement, visit DeclareInnovation.com and
facebook.com/InnovationMovement.

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