What’s next after the slowdown? Rally with #TeamInternet on September 15 and 16!Posted 13:08 EDT on September 11, 2014
Get ready to ditch your same-old lunch-hour routine on Sept. 15 and 16— because we need your help to fight FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s plan to allow discrimination online.
We are organizing protests in NYC, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Washington, DC to defend net neutrality. We need you there! Can you stop by?
BREAKING: Rally in Chicago. Sept 15th. Noon-2 PM @ Jackson & LaSalle. Heart of the Chicago Financial District. Across the street from the Chicago Federal Reserve.
Here’s the details:
Sept. 15 is the deadline for final comments on Wheeler’s proposal — and while big broadband providers like Comcast are lobbying overtime to push this plan forward, we can’t let them have the last word. To that end we’ve organized big lunchtime rallies in New York City and Philadelphia to save Net Neutrality and fight the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger.
On September 16th, internet freedom supporters will gather at 11:45am at the FCC building in Washington, DC, and our friends from Namecheap will be there with a giant video-billboard playing net neutrality videos on a loop! Want your video projected on the billboard? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org – Check out Namecheap’s awesome video here to get inspiration: http://NetNeutrality.com
Your voice is essential right now. If you don’t live in DC, New York or Philly, you can organize a rally in your own community. It’s a pretty easy process and we’ve put together a handy toolkit with all the info you need to launch your own event.
All of us on #TeamInternet have made a ton of noise since Wheeler proposed his rules — sending record-breaking numbers of comments to the FCC, rallying in Washington, D.C., and California, meeting with our elected officials to push them to stand up for real Net Neutrality.
But we need to keep speaking out to win this one. We’ve got to keep the momentum moving until Wheeler faces facts and realizes that his proposal would kill the open Internet and please no one except mammoth companies like Comcast that want to squash their competition.
So grab your megaphone and get ready to rally on Sept. 15. Let’s make this national day of action one that Net Neutrality haters will never forget.
Thanks to our friends at Free Press who originally wrote this post and are helping coordinate actions on the 15th and 16th. Follow us on twitter for more updates: https://twitter.com/fightfortheftr