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 has since returned as our CFO. She has more than 25 years in finance including nearly 10 with the Participatory Culture Foundation.


Tiffiniy Cheng

Tiffiniy Cheng

Co-Founder and Co-Director

Tiffiniy is our co-founder and co-director. She started Open Congress, Miro, and the advocacy organization, A New Way Forward. She is currently both a Shuttleworth and Ashoka fellow.


Holmes Wilson

Holmes Wilson

Co-Founder and Co-Director

Holmes is the other co-founder and co-director of Fight for the Future. He also co-founded Miro, Open Congress, and Amara, and ran online campaigns for the FSF.


Evan Greer

Evan Greer

Campaign Director

Evan is our campaign director. She’s been organizing hard-hitting campaigns for more than a decade and is a regular contributor to The Guardian and Huffington Post.


Sarah Roth-Gaudette

Sarah Roth-Gaudette

Chief Operating Officer

Sarah is our fundraising and operations guru. Before joining the team, she spent 15 plus years running a nationwide canvass operation that raised millions of dollars and built winning people’s organizations.


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 Lead Designer from Albania. He loves to craft great UI / UX and make the Internet a better place. You can see his work on Dribbble and follow him on Twitter.


Laila Abdelaziz

Laila Abdelaziz

Campaigner

Laila is our Campaigner and a 2017 Kairos Fellow. Before joining FFTF, Laila served as CAIR Florida's Legislative & Government Affairs Director where she led advocacy campaigns to protect civil rights and challenge Islamophobia.


Mike Morris

Mike Morris

Senior Software Engineer

Mike is our Software Engineer and a dedicated activist committed to fighting for a free and open Internet and protecting the safety and security of people who use it. Before joining our team, he worked with Mapbox and built Prose.io.

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.

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.