Impacting Policy

&

Aiding Legislation

ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL

LOBBYING VS. POLICYING

The Foundation considers it LOBBYING when an organization is  attempting to influence legislation if it contacts, or urges the public to contact, members or employees of a legislative body for the purpose of proposing, supporting, or opposing legislation, or if the organization advocates the adoption or rejection of legislation.

The Foundation considers it POLICYING when an organization involves itself in issues of public policy without the activity being considered as lobbying. FMYCP will conduct community educational meetings, prepare and distribute educational materials, or otherwise consider public policy issues in an educational manner without jeopardizing its tax-exempt status. 

POLICY & LEGISLATION

The Foundation takes the protection civil liberties and cyber safety very seriously. The speedy evolution of the cyber environment its content and the dynamic use of social media dictate the need for a continued up-to-date legislation for it to remain relevant.  The Foundation takes an active role in assisting legislators and policy makers on issues, content and solutions.  

The FMYCP aids the responsible development of legislation which includes action by Congress, any state legislature, any local council, or similar governing body, with respect to acts, bills, resolutions, or similar items (such as legislative confirmation of appointive office), or by the public in referendum, ballot initiative, constitutional amendment, or similar procedure. FMYCP also assists actions by executive, judicial, or administrative bodies.

The Foundation's main activites do NOT include lobbying.

POLICY INTERESTS

The Foundation takes an active role to develop policies and procedures for organizations addressing any of the areas and topics included in Responsible Digital Citizenship.

The Foundation advocates responsible legislation on actions in the cyber environment.  The Foundation acts as an advocate of issues such as:

  • Digital access,

  • Freedom of speech,

  • Protecting digital privacy,

  • Open source solutions,

  • Copyright protection,

  • Prompting and advocating new legislation for unique situations in the cyber environment, while ensuring the protection of those rights which are protected in the real world

FMYCP is not a Government Agency