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November 29th 2017


DEMOCRACY = NET NEUTRALITY


PROTECT OUR INTERNET FREEDOM


DO NOT LET THE FCC DENY OUR RIGHTS


JUSTICE DELAYED IS NOT JUSTICE: SPEECH DELAYED IS NOT FREE


Are you afraid of losing your online freedom?  You should be. The FCC is about to repeal the rules of Net Neutrality by a vote on December 14th.  Here are some actions that can save our internet freedom:


What is Net Neutrality? "Net neutrality is the principle that the ISP (Internet Service Providers) must treat all data on the Internet the same, and not discriminate or charge differently by user, content, website, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or method of communication. Under these principles, internet service providers are unable to intentionally block, slow down or charge money for specific websites and online content."   -- Wikipedia


Removing Net Neutrality will allow ISP's to impose a class infrastructure online, dividing the haves from the have nots. The internet will have a tiered payment plan: fees for fast lanes will leave behind those who are unable to afford the extra charges.  Imagine walking on certain sidewalks only if you pay. That is the way ISP's will be able to distance you forever. Large businesses will eat small businesses -- and with no legal recourse. Even big business now has limits of monopoly. In cyberspace, it will have none.


Without Net Neutrality, ISP's will be able control the speed with which information reaches you, thus curating the content of your online life. The independent voices of small media outlets, of people in need, and of protesters could be stifled if they are in conflict with the agenda or bottom line of the ISP.  Their content could be blocked altogether. As bad as the news is, it is far worse to not know what is really going on. Our safety and our democracy are at stake.


Repealing Net Neutrality is a threat to both our freedom of speech and our ability to read and hear the speech of others. The internet was created as an open space. Without Net Neutrality, it could turn into slums and gated communities. 


Do you want corporations curating everything you hear, read and see? This is already a problem given the power of advertising -- of ads that reward the number of clicks, not the accuracy of the content. To repeal Net Neutrality could be the equivalent of giving most people pencils while the rich are on satellites. 


Repealing Net Neutrality is a threat to both our ability to circulate our freedom of speech and to access the freedom of speech of others. The ability to circulate and access freedom of speech online has been afforded to us since the inception of the internet and it is our right.  The internet was created as an open space. In these times we must be able to communicate and have access to all information --not curated content by corporations that have the power to disallow independent outlets to get through due to a conflict in agenda.  


WHAT YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW:


1. These three people at the FCC will decide the fate of the free internet.


Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov


Michael.O'Reilly@fcc.gov


Brendan.Carr@fcc.gov


Email them: (subject could be) DO NOT REPEAL NET NEUTRALITY.  NET NEUTRALITY = DEMOCRACY.  (email can contain)  BY REMOVING THE RULES OF NET NEUTRALITY, YOU ARE TAKING AWAY OUR RIGHTS AND THREATENING OUR DEMOCRACY. THIS THREAT TO OUR DEMOCRACY IS FAR GREATER THAN WHAT YOU ARE CURRENTLY COMPREHENDING. YOU MUST VOTE FOR NET NEUTRALITY NOT NET DISCRIMINATION. IT IS IMPORTANT FOR ALL OF US. 


2. BattleForTheNet.com has made it fast and simple to email Congress. (You can use the dialogue above)
Email Congress here:
 


3. John Oliver has made it fast and simple to comment on the FCC proceeding.
Comment on FCC proceeding here. Let the FCC know that they are threatening our very democracy by proposing the abolishment of Net Neutrality. 
Net Neutrality preserves our online democracy -- the place many and perhaps most people in the world now talk to each other. We are also divided by illeteracy, no electricity, water scarcity, and much more. Don't let the FCC destroy our major way of fighting injustice.


Act now -- and come back tomorrow for more information.


@NonPartisanPeace


#NetNeutrality=Democracy


#NetNeutrality


#SaveTheInternet

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December 1, 2017  (Updated December 11, 2017) 

What is Net Neutrality? Net Neutrality is the principle that ISPs (Internet Service Providers) like Comcast, AT&T and Verizon must not discriminate or favor any particular content, website, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or method of communication. Internet service providers are prohibited from intentionally blocking, slowing down or charging specific websites and online content to reach consumers faster. 

Gloria Steinem and I have come together to stand up for Net Neutrality.

We have written the following text, suggest the following actions, and hope you will take this topic as seriously as we do.

"DEMOCRACY = NET NEUTRALITY

PROTECT OUR INTERNET FREEDOM

DON'T LET THE FCC DENY OUR RIGHTS

JUSTICE DELAYED IS NOT JUSTICE: SPEECH DELAYED IS NOT FREE

Are you afraid of losing your online freedom?  You should be. The FCC is about to repeal the rules of Net Neutrality by a vote on December 14th.  Here are some actions that can save our internet freedom:

Removing Net Neutrality will allow ISPs to impose a class infrastructure online, dividing the haves from the have nots. The internet will have a tiered payment plan for the online content and services you create, use and love: fees for fast lanes will leave behind those that are unable to afford the extra charges.  Imagine walking on certain sidewalks only if you pay. That is the way ISP's will be able to distance the less powerful forever. Large businesses will eat small businesses -- and with no legal recourse. Even big business now has limits of monopoly. In cyberspace, it will have none.

Without Net Neutrality, ISPs will be able control the speed and quality with which certain information reaches you, thus curating the content of your online life. The independent voices of small media outlets, of people in need, and of protesters could be stifled if they are in conflict with the agenda or bottom line of the ISP.  Their content could be blocked altogether. As bad as the news is, it is far worse to not know what is really going on. Our safety and our democracy are at stake.

Repealing Net Neutrality is a threat to both our freedom of speech and our ability to read and hear the speech of others. The internet was created as an open space, unlike cable TV. Without Net Neutrality, it could turn into slums and gated communities.

Do you want corporations curating everything you hear, read and see? This is already a problem given the power of advertising -- of ads that reward the number of clicks, not the accuracy of the content. To repeal Net Neutrality could be the equivalent of giving most people pencils while the rich are on satellites.

Net Neutrality preserves our democracy online -- the place many and perhaps most people in the world now talk to each other. We are also divided by illiteracy, no electricity, water scarcity, and much more. Don't let the FCC destroy our major way of fighting injustice."  

--Jennifer Elster

@JenniferElster

WHAT YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW:

        1. BattleForTheNet.com has made it fast and simple to email and call your Senators and Representatives. ACT NOW.              Do both!

Let the FCC know that they are threatening our very democracy by proposing the abolishment of Net Neutrality. 

        2. Email members of FCC whose current position is to repeal Net Neutrality.   

            Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov  ASK AJIT PAI TO REMOVE THE NET NEUTRALITY REPEAL FROM THE DECEMBER MEETING.

            Michael.O'Reilly@fcc.gov

            Brendan.Carr@fcc.gov

Email them: (subject could be) DO NOT REPEAL NET NEUTRALITY. NET NEUTRALITY = DEMOCRACY. (email can contain) BY REMOVING THE RULES OF NET NEUTRALITY, YOU ARE TAKING AWAY OUR RIGHTS AND THREATENING OUR DEMOCRACY. THIS THREAT TO OUR DEMOCRACY IS FAR GREATER THAN WHAT YOU ARE CURRENTLY COMPREHENDING. YOU MUST VOTE FOR NET NEUTRALITY NOT NET DISCRIMINATION. IT IS IMPORTANT FOR ALL OF US.

December 14, 2017 (Updated December 28, 2017)

The Federal Communications Commission has repealed Net Neutrality. Congress can still overrule this FCC vote!! Sign the petition NOW.

Do not lose endurance. Call Congress at the US Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.  An operator will connect you directly with the Senate office you request, or text BATTLE to 384387 to contact Congress.

PROTEST materials here

Original artwork by Jennifer Elster:

Act now -- and come back tomorrow for more information.

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#NetNeutralityEqualsDemocracy

#InternetEquality

#NetNeutrality

#SaveTheInternet

The online protest on February 27 is called Operation: #OneMoreVote and is organized to get that final vote we need. 

TAKE ACTION. DO NOT LOSE ENDURANCE:
 -Protest and Tag #OneMoreVote on February 27th online.

 -Call Congress at the US Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 (an operator will connect you       directly with the Senate office you request).

 -Text MISSION to 384-387 to contact Congress and stop the FCC.

 -Easily email Congress here.

 -Visit your lawmaker’s office sometime between 12:00pm-1:00pm on February 27th and             encourage your lawmaker to be an Internet hero by supporting the congressional effort to         save Net Neutrality.


FIND WHO TO CONTACT:

Use this Net Neutrality CRA scoreboard to find out which one of your lawmaker’s still has not come out in support of the Net Neutrality CRA vote, then find their local office here.

#OneMoreVote campaign is ultra important!

Make your mark online

Please scroll down to read words on Net Neutrality by Jennifer Elster and

Gloria Steinem from December 2017.

 

April 10, 2018

Call or Tweet Congress to save Net Neutrality. Check the scoreboard for who                          is for and against Net Neutrality and TAKE ACTION NOW: https://www.battleforthenet.com/scoreboard/

February 23, 2018

ONLINE PROTEST FEBRUARY 27TH.
TAKE ACTION NOW to raise awareness that we only need #OneMoreVote

The FCC published the final notice of the repeal in the Federal Register, which starts a 60-day clock until the rules are removed. The effective date for the repeal is April 23. The publication of the repeal in the Federal Register is an important procedural milestone because it sets into motion a countdown for challenging the rule change.