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Mark Zuckerberg and other tech leaders may be forming Washington lobbying group

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Mark Zuckerberg's next project may be creating and funding a super PAC, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. The Facebook CEO is allegedly leading high-profile tech industry pioneers to form a political group that would lobby for education and immigration reform as well as other issues. Zuckerberg previously worked toward education reform by working with the New Jersey government, and later became politically involved by backing NJ governor Chris Christie for re-election.

A conservative strategist would consult for the PAC

The PAC is reported to be organized by Zuckerberg's college roommate Joe Green, who worked on John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign. Despite Green's work with Democrats, the group is said to be bringing on a conservative strategist who is known for working with Republicans. Funding for the group would come from a donation upward of $20 million from Zuckerberg, while other members have pledged donations of $2 to $5 million each as well.

Earlier this month Zuckerberg worked with other tech CEOs, including Google’s Eric Schmidt and Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer, to send a letter to the US Congress and White House that called for immigration reform as "tens of thousands" of jobs remained unfilled.