Fight for the Future


Brief

Fight for the Future is a non-profit organization founded in 2011 whose mission is to ensure that the web continues to hold freedom of expression and creativity at its core. We seek to expand the internet's transformative power for good, to preserve and enhance its capacity to enrich and empower. We envision a world where everyone can access the internet affordably, free of interference or censorship and with full privacy.

Our goal—always—is to build tech-enhanced campaigns that resonate with millions of people, enabling them to consolidate their power and win historic changes thought to be impossible. In 2012 we organized the largest online protest in history, an internet-wide strike against web censorship which defeated the SOPA and PIPA bills. More recently, our Battle for the Net campaign drove nearly four million people to contact the FCC resulting in the game-changing passage of net neutrality rules (a “First Amendment” for the Internet). Here’s exactly how we did it. Our Reset the Net campaign organized around protecting the privacy of hundreds of million of internet users.

Our accomplishments are testament to the notion that with the right approach and creative activism, the public interest can prevail—even over some of the most entrenched political forces in the world. For more details on these and other accomplishments, check out a timeline of the events leading up to and immediately after the SOPA strike.

Staff

Terri Woodbury

Terri Woodbury

Chief Finance Officer

Terri helped to set up Fight for the Future in 2011 and she's returned as our finance and operations brain. She has more than 25 years in finance including nearly 10 with the Participatory Culture Foundation.


Evan Greer

Evan Greer

Deputy Director

Evan directs our campaigns and communications. She’s been organizing hard-hitting campaigns for more than a decade and is a regular contributor to The Guardian, Newsweek, and Time Magazine. Prior to joining, she toured as a professional musician.


Sarah Roth-Gaudette

Sarah Roth-Gaudette

Executive Director

Sarah was our Chief Operating Officer for 3 years. Her background includes running a nationwide canvass operation with the Public Interest Network and several cycles of volunteer-driven GOTV campaigns with Moveon PAC and others.


Sarena Neyman

Sarena Neyman

Grant Writer

Sarena writes our grants and other fundraising materials. She’s been helping non-profit groups raise money for over 25 years and is thrilled to be doing work that protects her beloved Internet.


Vasjen Katro

Vasjen Katro

Lead Designer

Vasjen is our UI/UX expert from Albania. You can see his work on Dribbble and follow him on Instagram. He recently co-designed the new Adobe Illustrator 2018 splash screen.


Laila Abdelaziz

Laila Abdelaziz

Campaigner

Laila was a 2017 Kairos Fellow. Before FFTF, Laila served as CAIR Florida's Government Affairs Director where she led campaigns to protect civil rights and challenge Islamophobia. She leads our work surveillance and data security.


Josh Tabish

Josh tabish

Technology Exchange Fellow

Josh is a Ford/MDF Technology Exchange Fellow. As the former Campaign Director for OpenMedia, Josh is a seasoned digital rights strategist and policy expert. He leads our work on net neutrality.


Jelani Drew

Jelani Drew

2018 Kairos Fellow

Jelani is a 2018 Kairos Fellow. Most recently, they've been the Advocacy Coordinator for the Richmond Peace Education Center and a Member Leader with Southerners On New Ground (SONG).


Ken Mickles

Ken Mickles

Senior Software Engineer

Ken Mickles is a polyglot programmer who ran his own small development studio for 4 years. He also founded a travel and social networking start-up that was acquired by TripAdvisor and taught programming at a local college.


Dayton Young

Dayton Young

Director of Product

Prior to joining FFTF, Dayton developed and managed a variety of digital products for companies like EA and Disney / ABC Television Group. He is leading our work to build websites, tech, and online products that can speak to millions.


Fight for the Future 501(c)4 Board

Nick Reville

Nick Reville

President

Co-Founder and Partner at Space Inch, LLC. Co-Founder of Fight for the Future. Co-Founder of PCF and PPF. Ashoka Fellow for Social Entrepreneurship.


Karien Bezuidenhout

Karien Bezuidenhout

Treasurer

Advocate for openness and supporter of social entrepeneurs. Director of the Shuttleworth Foundation.


Tiffiniy Cheng

Tiffiniy Cheng

Co-Founder

Co-founder of Fight for the Future, Open Congress, Miro, and the advocacy organization, A New Way Forward. She is currently an Ashoka fellow.


Holmes Wilson

Holmes Wilson

Secretary and Co-Founder

Co-founder of Fight for the Future, Miro, Open Congress, and Amara. He also ran online campaigns for the Free Software Foundation.

FFTF Education Fund 501(c)3 Board

Marvin Ammori

Marvin Ammori

President

Internet policy expert. First Amendment Lawyer and Scholar. Ammori Group. Free Press.


Hannah Sassman

Hannah Sassaman

Treasurer

Media Reform Activist passing Low-Power FM rules. Policy Director of Media Mobilizing Project. Campaign Director at the Prometheus Radio Project.


Yochai Benkler

Yochai Benkler

Secretary

Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School. Author of The Wealth of Networks: How social production transforms markets and freedom.


Tiffiniy Cheng

Tiffiniy Cheng

Co-Founder

Co-founder of Fight for the Future, Open Congress, Miro, and the advocacy organization, A New Way Forward. She is currently an Ashoka fellow.


Holmes Wilson

Holmes Wilson

Co-Founder

Co-founder of Fight for the Future, Miro, Open Congress, and Amara. He also ran online campaigns for the Free Software Foundation.