Holmes Wilson

Co-Founder of Fight for the Future

Holmes Wilson is a co-founder and co-director of Fight for the Future. He also co-founded Amara, Miro and Open Congress, and ran online campaigns for the Free Software Foundation.

Fight for the Future is known for powerful and viral organizing campaigns that changed Internet history both nationally and globally. Faced with the passage of the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect-IP Act — legislation that would have jeopardized the open Internet as we know it — Fight for the Future organized the largest and most visible online protest in history.

Along with Fight for the Future co-founder Tiffiniy Cheng, Wilson has spent nine years building activism campaigns, organizations and software applications for social change. He was the founder and co-director of Downhill Battle, a first-of-its-kind viral campaign operation. He also served as director of development and project director of Universal Subtitles at the Participatory Culture Foundation and the Participatory Politics Foundation, where he worked with Cheng to launch Open Congress, a leading government transparency and accountability website. He was also the campaign manager for the Free Software Foundation.

Wilson studied Italian literature at Holy Cross College in Worcester, and often lives in Brazil. He speaks Portuguese, Italian and Spanish.

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