Politics

Pushing code and pulling communities together: how some Bay Area tech workers juggle jobs, advocacy work and public office

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SUNNYVALE — While Silicon Valley has long drawn skilled workers hoping to “think different,” “disrupt,” and “make the world more open and connected,” in recent years the Bay Area’s new arrivals have been accused of enjoying lives of leisure at the expense of longtime residents and against the backdrop of increasing levels of homelessness, a housing crisis and gentrification. But some techies are trying to invest in their communities through advocacy work and engagement in local government.

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