September 10th Internet Slowdown organizing materials!Posted 13:30 EDT on September 3, 2014
September 10th is the day we take our fight for net neutrality to the next level.
In this post are a bunch of resources for companies, organizations, people, and cats to use to promote the #InternetSlowdown. If you’ve told us you’re joining the slowdown, great! Now tell the world on social media and in a blog post, or through whatever other channels you can use to reach your audience.
Most importantly, send people to this link to get the code and join in on September 10th: https://battleforthenet.com/sept10th
If you need anything else from us, or you create images you want to share with others and have listed here, let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Copy and paste these tweets to spread the word)
Sept 10th is the #InternetSlowdown. Show the world what’ll happen if we lose #netneutrality. http://battleforthenet.com/sept10th pic.twitter.com/qGfOnOimUf
If you don’t want your favorite websites to look like this, join the #InternetSlowdown & RT! http://battleforthenet.com/sept10th
The battle for the net is on. Next phase starts Sept 10. Join the #InternetSlowdown. Get code http://battleforthenet.com/sept10th pic.twitter.com/DOQovgpOet
GRAPHICS FOR FACEBOOK, TUMBLR, & TWITTER:
Please link back to https://battleforthenet.com/sept10th
SAMPLE TEXT FOR EMAIL OR BLOG POST:
Copy and paste the text below.
The e-mail is a call to action and instructions for how they can participate and join you on September 10th to save the open Internet.
If you woke up tomorrow, and your internet looked like this, what would you do?
Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites.
Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening stuff that makes the Internet so much cooler than mainstream Cable TV. What if the only news sites you could reliably connect to were the ones that had deals with companies like Comcast and Verizon?
On September 10th, just a few days before the FCC’s comment deadline, public interest organizations are issuing an open, international call for websites and internet users to unite for an “Internet Slowdown” to show the world what the web would be like if Team Cable gets their way and trashes net neutrality. Net neutrality is hard to explain, so our hope is that this action will help SHOW the world what’s really at stake if we lose the open Internet.
If you’ve got a website, blog or tumblr, get the code to join the #InternetSlowdown here: https://battleforthenet.com/sept10th
Get creative! Don’t let us tell you what to do. See you on the net September 10th!