Mark Zuckerberg is best known as the founder of Facebook, but the 29-year-old is now hoping to gain attention for launching another website that seeks to connect people in a different way.
FWD.us connects users with resources to help them advocate for immigration reform. In an interview with ABC News’ This Week, Zuckerberg called the immigration situation in the U.S. one of the “biggest civil rights issues of our time,” and said he hopes the same generation that made Facebook such a cultural force can unite to enact change.
Though a comprehensive immigration reform bill has been repeatedly stalled in Washington, Zuckerberg told ABC he believes in the power of connecting the masses for a common cause. “I’m fundamentally an optimistic person … The vast majority of Americans want this to happen.”