‘Innovation' Gets Support During CES - Twice

‘Innovation' Gets Support During CES

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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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