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Entertainment Software Association’s Statement on President Trump’s STEM Education Initiative

WASHINGTON – September 25, 2017 – Michael D. Gallagher, president and CEO of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), which represents the US video game industry, issued the following statement in response to the introduction of President Trump’s initiative on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), including coding education.

“ESA commends the Trump Administration on its bold leadership in computer science education. The White House’s new STEM initiative will help grow the diverse and high-skilled workforce that drives the $30.4 billion US video game industry. By expanding opportunities for America’s youth interested in the creative tech sector, we can generate thousands of new American jobs and achieve new levels of innovation, invention, and economic success. We look forward to working with the Administration and industry partners.”

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) offers a wide range of services to interactive entertainment software publishers, including conducting business and consumer research; providing legal and policy analysis and advocacy on First Amendment, intellectual property, and technology/e-commerce issues; managing a global content protection program; owning and operating E3; and representing video game industry interests in federal and state government relations. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter at @theESA or @ESAGovAffairs.

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