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.
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.
Co-Founder and Co-Director
Co-Founder and Co-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.
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 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.
Laila Abdelaziz 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.
Fight for the Future 501(c)4 Board
Advocate for openness and supporter of social entrepeneurs. Director of the Shuttleworth Foundation.
Barbara van Schewick
Clerk / Secretary
Professor of Law and (by Courtesy) Electrical Engineering at Stanford Law School. Director of Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society. Author of Internet Architecture and Innovation. Leading net neutrality expert.
FFTF Education Fund 501(c)3 Board
Internet policy expert. First Amendment Lawyer and Scholar. Ammori Group. Free Press.
Media Reform Activist passing Low-Power FM rules. Policy Director of Media Mobilizing Project. Campaign Director at the Prometheus Radio Project.
Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School. Author of The Wealth of Networks: How social production transforms markets and freedom.