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The Battle for Net Neutrality Continues…Day of Action July 12

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If you hate this symbol, defend #NetNeutrality. Paricipate in July 12th’s #NetNeutrality : https://www.battleforthenet.com/july12/

Well, here we are again fighting to protect net neutrality from the FCC, the ISPs, and the cable companies who want a pay-for-play scheme where cable companies and Internet service providers can increase their profits by controlling the speed for certain websites and intentionally slowing it down for others. Simple as that.

Today, July 12th, is Net Neutrality’s Day of Action when we should all make our voices heard and our Internet presence seen.

Here’s what you can do:

  1. Write to the FCC and to Congress, include both your Senators and House Representatives.
  2. Get out and go for a walk…with a protest sign…and join a group of other folks doing the same thing.
  3. Stay in and show your support on the Internet, on your blogs, social media, apps, and other web content. You can use net neutrality alert modals, banner ads, push notifications, graphics, or, hey, how about words? (Yep, they still work.)
  4. Better yet, if you can, do all three.

You can find more information and a variety of alerts, banners, graphics and content at:
Battle for the Net –  https://www.battleforthenet.com/july12/

And by the way, we are not alone in the Battle to Protect Net Neutrality…

Participants

Below is a list of notable websites, companies, and organizations who have confirmed their participation in the July 12th day of action. The list is broad, and represents a wide range of perspectives and online communities. The one thing all of them agree on: defending Title II net neutrality.

  • Fight for the Future
  • Center for Media Justice
  • Free Press Action Fund
  • Demand Progress
  • Amazon
  • Etsy
  • Kickstarter
  • Netflix
  • Vimeo
  • GitHub
  • Internet Association
  • Private Internet Access
  • Y Combinator
  • Mozilla
  • PornHub
  • OkCupid
  • 18 Million Rising
  • 99 Designs
  • AALL
  • accessnow
  • ACLU
  • Action Network
  • Aqcuia
  • Adafruit
  • AdBlock
  • AdBlock Plus
  • Airbnb
  • American Library Association
  • Anchor Free
  • ARL
  • ASBC
  • Ask
  • Allied for Startups
  • Apalon
  • Atlassian
  • Automattic
  • The Authors Guild
  • Bandcamp
  • BestVPN
  • Bigchain
  • BitTorrent
  • BitBucket
  • Bloody Disgusting
  • BoingBoing
  • Brave
  • Burlington Telecom
  • Cash Music
  • CCIA
  • CCMixter
  • Center for Democracy and Technology
  • Change.org
  • Checkiday
  • Checkout
  • Chess dot com
  • CiviCRM
  • Code Academy
  • Color of Change
  • CollegeHumor
  • Common Cause
  • Consumer Reports
  • Consequence of Sound
  • CoWorker
  • CreativeCommons
  • CREDO Action
  • Daily KOS
  • DeviantArt
  • discourse
  • Discord
  • DigitalOcean
  • DigitalWest
  • DFA
  • Dread Central
  • Dream Host
  • Dribbble
  • Dropbox
  • DuckDuckGo
  • EFF
  • Elastic.co
  • Engine
  • ETHNews
  • Expative
  • Experts Exchange
  • Fark
  • FaithfulInternet
  • FiftyThree
  • Flash Routers
  • Foursquare
  • Fractured Atlas
  • freeCodeCamp
  • Free Music Archive
  • Free Software Foundation
  • Funny or Die
  • Fuzzco
  • Generation Justice
  • GNSLtd
  • Greenpeace
  • Harry Potter Alliance
  • Heartmob
  • High Times
  • Hollaback
  • i2coalition
  • IAC Applications
  • Internet Creators Guild
  • iFixit
  • Imgur
  • INCOMPAS
  • Internet Archive
  • IPDB
  • IPFS
  • IPVanish
  • Jamendo
  • Keep Our Net Free
  • Kink.com
  • Kip
  • Lookfar
  • Linode
  • LibertyVPS
  • MAG-Net
  • Magnetic
  • March for Net Neutrality
  • Mitu
  • ManyVids
  • Media Alliance
  • Media Mobilizing Project
  • Medium
  • MetalSucks.net
  • Michael Trimm Show
  • MightyAI
  • Minds
  • MomsRising
  • MoveOn
  • Mpower Change
  • Main Street Alliance
  • Namecheap
  • The Nation
  • NARAL
  • NCAC
  • NDIA
  • Newgrounds
  • NewMode
  • National Hispanic Media Coalition
  • Noiseaware
  • Next Door
  • OFA
  • Open Democracy
  • Open Media
  • Open Technology Institute
  • Opera
  • Our Revolution
  • Optimizely
  • OReilly Media
  • Open Software Initiative
  • Open Source Initiative
  • The Other98
  • Palantir
  • Pantheon
  • Patook
  • Patreon
  • Popular Resistance
  • PornMD
  • Progressive Change Campaign Committee
  • Pilot
  • Proton Mail
  • Plays.tv
  • Priceonomics
  • PrivacyToolsIO
  • PLOS
  • Pluralsight
  • Public Knowledge
  • Race Forward
  • Race Forward
  • Redfin
  • RedTube
  • Rent the Runway
  • Rock the Vote
  • Shapeways
  • Simple InOut
  • SingleMusicCo
  • Slashdot
  • Slickdeals.net
  • Slimware
  • Sonic
  • Sonos
  • SongMeanings
  • SourceForge
  • SoundCloud
  • Sovrn
  • Spotify
  • Stack Overflow
  • StartMail
  • StartPage
  • SurfEasy
  • Tastemade
  • Tanaza
  • That One Privacy Site
  • ThinkGeek
  • Ting
  • TeamSnap
  • TechGage
  • TechNYC
  • Top10VPN
  • Trello
  • TunnelBear
  • Twilio
  • Urban Dictionary
  • USDAC
  • USV
  • VentureBeat
  • Vice Impact
  • Vidme
  • Vivaldi
  • Voqal
  • USV
  • Wakatime
  • Wanderu
  • Weebly
  • Witness
  • Women's March
  • World Wide Web Foundation
  • Working Narratives
  • Writers Guild of America East
  • Writers Guild of America West
  • YouPorn
  • Yelp
  • Zapier
  • ZenMate

Multimedia Resources


Net Neutrality Explained


Net Neutrality Talking Points

From “July 12 Net Neutrality Day of Action Talking Points” Page: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Fo9gautDNtSAdwPRJjPoAlD5VsdmC9APe6Mqkj-4lo4/edit#

  • Net neutrality is about keeping you in control. It keeps big cable and phone companies from controlling what you can see and do online.
  • Net neutrality is the First Amendment of the Internet. It protects our free speech in the digital age.
  • Title II is the legal foundation for net neutrality protections and gives the FCC the power to protect consumers from bad behavior from internet providers. It prevents companies like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T from charging us extra fees to access the online content we want — or throttling, blocking, and censoring apps, websites, and services.
  • The only opposition to net neutrality is coming from Cable Companies that are pouring money into misleading lobbying efforts.
  • Net neutrality protects our Internet freedom. No one wants politicians — or corporate monopolies — deciding what they can see and do on the Internet.
  • Net neutrality gives more people a voice than ever before. It’s what has made the Internet such a powerful platform for anyone who wasn’t given a voice or fair treatment by mainstream media.
  • Net neutrality is the basic technological principle that makes the Internet so awesome and powerful. It keeps it open for creativity, innovation, and free exchange of ideas. The FCC’s rules help to keep the internet working that way it has since it was created.
  • If the FCC gets rid of net neutrality protections, the Internet will never be the same. It will mean we all pay more money for a worse online experience. It affects every single person who uses the web, no matter who they are or where they live.
  • Cable and phone companies want to get rid of net neutrality protections because if they can control what sites people use, they can abuse that power to hold popular websites hostage — saying if you don’t pay us we’ll destroy your ability to reach people
  • If ISPs can speed up and slow down sites for money, and force small businesses with websites to pay exorbitant fees, that’s a tax on everything. It hits all of us in the pocket book, and will mean we all pay more for less.

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So, bottom line, if you don’t want to lose the Internet as we know it, do something about it. Join the Battle to Protect Net Neutrality. Join today’s Day of Action for Net Neutrality.


Martie Hevia (c) 2017 All Rights Reserved | @BlueBeachSong
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