SUBJECT LINE: Bringing people together
The internet isn’t nearly so important as racial injustice and vanquishing white supremacy, nor smashing patriarchy, nor rescuing our planet from looters and climate vandals, nor feudal inequality: but EVERY ONE of those fights will be won or lost with the internet.
We have three weeks to protect free speech on the internet.
Comcast, Verizon and AT&T want to end net neutrality so they can control what we see and do online. Make no mistake: ending net neutrality would strangle activism and organizing, so much of which occurs online. It would also have personal effects for each of us who use the internet to work, socialize, and connect with others.
The current rules prohibit internet providers from censoring, throttling, and paid prioritization—”fast lanes” for sites that pay, and slow lanes for everyone else. Our reps are strong defenders of net neutrality, but they are under tremendous pressure to cave in or compromise. They need to hear from you that they must protect the free and open internet, and that you support their efforts to do so.
Congress votes on this issue on December 14th.
“Net neutrality is doomed if we’re silent,” says FCC Commnissioner Mignon Clyburn. “The only way to defend something is to weigh in.”
ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW
Call all three representatives and demand that they protect net neutrality. (call tool and script)
Not comfortable making phone calls? Try Resistbot, and send a fax to both Senators in under 2 minutes!
More ways to protect net neutrality:
- Join a “Team Internet” meeting at Congresswoman Pelosi’s office next Tuesday.
- Raise your voice at a protest at the Verizon on Market Street next Thursday.
JOIN YOUR STAND UP SF COMMUNITY
The internet’s biggest strength is bringing people together, and we’ve created a new way for you to come together with your fellow activists in Stand Up SF: a discussion group on Google. Announce events, socialize, share cat photos — get to know other members! If you haven’t received your invitation, email me to get started.
Did you know we have an event calendar? Now there’s an easy way to stay up to date on our events and activities, and you can sign up for an event directly from the calendar.
Senator Harris Office Visit
Thursday, November 30th
50 United Nations Plaza
Stop the Trump Tax Heist
Join other Bay Area Indivisibles for the National Day of Action against the tax bill.
Monday, December 4th
50 United Nations Plaza
Learn more and sign up
Brown Bag Lunch with Sen. Feinstein Staff
Monday, December 11th
Rooftop garden (weather permitting), Crocker Galleria
50 Post St