Reporting by The Telegraph and Politico follows and earlier story from The San Francisco Chronicle that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is taking a lead role in a Silicon Valley SuperPAC organized by his former college roommate, Joe Green.
Sources say that the group will focus on education and immigration reform, two issues that are crucial to Silicon Valley, which needs a healthy pool of talent to stay competitive.
The move signals that the tech industry is finally feeling its oats as a political force and will no longer take a back seat to old line industrial firms who spend billions on lobbying each year, according to Open Secrets.
However, Zuckerberg shouldn’t stop at education and immigration. There is a much wider range of issues that are critical to not only the tech industry, but the long-term prosperity of the United States.