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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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May 5th, 2019

ATTENTION: ALL AMERICANS

#ProtectOurVote2020


URGENT


DON’T LET OUR FOREIGN ADVERSARIES CONTROL THE OUTCOME OF OUR NEXT ELECTION AND CHOOSE THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!


We must secure our elections and protect our vote.  What is the point in putting time, energy, and money into campaigns for candidates, and ensuring that everyone has a fair chance to vote, and everyone is able to get to the polls, if the end result is that the election is hacked?


As Americans we have already been made aware by the United States Intelligence that our Presidential election in 2016 was attacked by foreign adversaries. Why would the election in 2020 be any different? One obviously can imagine our vulnerabilities have become greater. We need to do all we can to protect the security of our vote!

First, start by spreading the word and saying no to foreign adversaries controlling our election outcome, and use this hashtag:

#ProtectOurVote2020


Post No. 1

For social media or circulation please use the #ProtectOurVote2020 hashtag, and if you'd like you can download the following images:

#ProtectOurVote2020 Sign

Please print the following image on the Landscape setting from your printer so that the letters are big. Also, it is good to not cover the hashtag with your fingers. In order to safeguard our election it will take all of us to spread the word among our communities.

There is one simple message of awareness that needs to be raised which is: Don’t Let Our Elections Get Hacked and join this initiative for a safe and fair election.

 

To maintain a healthy democracy, we need evidence based elections in the U.S.  Fortunately, we know how to validate the results of an election, even one that has been hacked.  But in order to do that, we need to reform our voting technology and some of our voting laws and procedures.

Here is what we need:

1.  Voter hand marked paper ballots everywhere;

2.  A strong chain of custody of those ballots;

3.  Rigorous post-election ballot audits (called Risk Limiting Audits) that check the machines that tabulate the paper ballots before the election results are finalized;

4.  The capability to conduct a full manual recount if significant tabulation problems are uncovered;

If you are concerned about the climate, gun sense, racism, sexism and the overall future of the health of the world, the  lacking of protection in our voting systems should concern you. 

Join the initiative to safeguard our election systems from being hacked by getting involved:

1. Post a social media post with the sign and urge people to pay attention;

2. Call elected officials. Click Here;

3. Make a contribution to raise public awareness  for opportunities to stand up against election hacking  and buiild out a national campaign by going to Nonpartisan Peace Go Fund Me;

4. To make a contribution to support Risk Limiting Audits by going to Verified Voting;

Securing our election systems is crucial for America and the worlds well being and the cause needs you.

Jenifer Elster and Chief Perry of the Ramapough Lenape Nation support the #ProtectOurVote2020 initiative to safeguard our election systems against hacking.

If we don’t do this collectively, all efforts on behalf of campaigns will be a waste of time. This is urgent!

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#ProtectOurVote2020

#ProtectOurVote2020 Social Media Post

For social media or circulation please use the #ProtectOurVote2020 hashtag, and if you'd like you can download the following images:

Naomi Klein, Laurie Anderson and Jennifer Elster care about  #ProtectOurVote2020.

If you would like please print the sign and take a picture of yourself holding it up and say something like: 

Don’t let our 2020 election be hacked: #ProtectOurVote2020 and join the initiative for a safe and fair election.