Tumblr creator, AOL co-founder, and others back ‘virtual march’ for immigration reform

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As some of the most visibly successful American companies, startups and larger tech outfits enjoy favored status in political discourse. Finding “the next Steve Jobs” is a common talking point (it’s showed up in, among other places, the 2012 State of the Union Address), and Obama has consistently called for better STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education to allow the US to maintain its technological prowess. At the same time, internet companies are pushing their own causes: Google has become a major player in Washington over the past year, and the SOPA protests of 2012 set a model for online company-backed activism. Now, as a new immigration plan is being workshopped in the Senate, parts of the tech community are…

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