Legalize crowdfunding for startups by supporting the JOBS Act today!
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
Help legalize crowdfunding for startups! Current law forbids startups to raise crowdfund and publicly discuss raising money. The passage of H.R. 3606, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, will ease these regulations. The House passed the bill and needs your support to get it through the Senate.
Please join us in supporting the JOBS act by signing the online form here. Deadline to show your support is Monday, March 19 at 9am PST – The Senate vote is Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
As the folks at AngelList said in an appeal to their community for support, “This bill is not only important to our industry, it is important for the creation of jobs throughout the U.S., and our global competitiveness.”
Photo credit: D Sharon Pruitt
About the writer: Angie Chang co-founded Women 2.0 in 2006. She currently serves as Editor-In-Chief of Women 2.0 and is working to mainstream women in high-growth, high-tech entrepreneurship. Previously, Angie held roles in product management and web UI design. In 2008, Angie launched Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners, asking that guys come as the “+1” for once. Angie holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter at @thisgirlangie.