The American Edge Project, a coalition of two dozen domestic organizations, today released a new national television advertising campaign to spotlight the critical importance of protecting America’s technological edge – a driver of economic growth and job creation – at a time when the United States is engaged in a high-stakes global competition. As “Who Will Lead?” makes clear, overreaching policies supported by some Washington politicians would serve to strengthen America’s adversaries – and cause our country’s most innovative companies to fall behind.

Watch “Who Will Lead?” here:



From small business to manufacturing, America’s tech innovators are driving economic growth and creating jobs.

Tech isn’t just a sector of our economy – it’s critical to our economy’s entire infrastructure.

But some Washington politicians support policies that will cause America’s most innovative companies to fall behind. These overreaching bills will strengthen our adversaries at a time when we’re engaged in high-stakes competition.

Who will lead the future – America or someone else?

We must protect our competitive edge.


Background: The American Edge Project is a coalition of domestic organizations representing a cross-section of U.S. innovators who are dedicated to telling the story about technology’s positive influence on America’s economy and the vital role innovation plays in our society. Former New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, former U.S. Representative Chris Carney, and former Federal Election Commission Chairman Bradley A. Smith are directors of the American Edge Project. Former White House Counterterrorism and Homeland Security Advisor Frances Townsend leads the Project’s National Security Advisory Board. Former U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) and Kent Conrad (D-ND) serve as Co-Chairs of the Project’s Economic Advisory Board. Former U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and former U.S. Representative Greg Walden (R-OR) serve as Co-Chairs of the Project’s Open & Accessible Internet Advisory Board. Visit for more information.