Actions Archive - February 2011

The Internet Strikes Back: Tell Congress to Stand Up for Net Neutrality

City: 
Washington
State: 
DC

Congress is getting ready to hold a vote on the future of Net Neutrality. Thursday, February 17th will be a national call-in day for everyone to call their members of Congress and urge them to support the open Internet.

Help us defend the internet by spreading the word! Next Thursday, Feb. 17th the #InternetStrikesBack

Congress is getting ready to decide if we will have any Net Neutrality rules at all.  If the proposed bill passes it will not only repeal the FCC's current rules, but also prevent the FCC from making any net neutrality rules in the future.  Without government-backed Net Neutrality rules ISPs will be free to pick and choose which websites work and which websites don't.  

The Internet Strikes Back is a day - February 17th - where we are asking the Internet to call your Representative and tell them how important Net Neutrality is.

Go to www.TheInternetStrikesBack.org to find out more, get a button for your website, and even sign up to participate in advance.  If you sign up in advance, you will get a text message on the 17th that will automatically connect you with your Representative.


The Internet Stikes Back

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2011 Media Justice Leadership Institute

City: 
Washington
State: 
DC

Community organizers from across the country came together in February 2011 in Washington DC. Our goal was to develop skills to take on wireless policies that hurt low-income communities. Watch the slideshow!

The Media Justice Leadership Institute is a four-day media organizing school for progressive leaders working at the intersection of social justice and media change- with a unique focus on organizers of color and rural organizers.

The focus of this year’s Institute was telephone access, including the critical debate over mobile phones, the Universal Service Fund, wireless issues, calling cards, and the cost of calls to prisons.  With leading trainers, cutting edge tools, multidisciplinary learning methods, and opportunities for advocacy- the Media Justice Leaders Institute strengthens the skills, strategies, and relationships of emerging media organizers.