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

Jessica Bruno

Jessica Bruno

Accounting

Jessica joined as our bookkeeper in 2013 with over 15 years experience in public and private accounting & is also involved in helping to facilitate bringing high-speed Internet to underserved rural areas.


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 a current Shuttleworth Foundation 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.


Jeff Lyon

Jeff Lyon

Chief Technology Officer

Jeff has been building software since he was a small child. Before joining our team he spent a decade working at various startups and big tech companies in Silicon Valley. Jeff likes writing, security research and making music.


Sarena Neyman

Sarena Neyman

Grant Writer

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.


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


Aki Rose

Aki Rose

Programmer

Aki joins us as developer with experience drawn from her work at Apple, Mozilla and the Obama 2012 campaign. She mostly spends her free time on twitter, but also traveling the country in her RV.


Lizzy Jean

Lizzy Jean

Campaigner

Lizzy Jean is our Campaigner. She co-founded the Deep Abiding Love collective, which provides direct action training and movement infrastructure support. She also authored the Coming to Ferguson curriculum.

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.


Darren Bridenbeck

Darren Bridenbeck

Clerk / Secretary

Founder of Potlatch Presents, a music production and marketing studio for independent artists & Support and Community Advocacy at Participatory Culture Foundation.

FFTF Education Fund 501(c)3 Board

Marvin Ammori

Marvin Ammori

President

Internet Policy and 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 and Campaign Director at the Prometheus Radio Project


Yochai Benkler

Yochai Benkler

Secretary

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