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Thursday's D3 Daily Action

SAVE NET NEUTRALITY AND AN OPEN INTERNET

The free and open internet is under attack.

Net neutrality rules make sure internet providers can’t slow down our favorite websites or prop up toll booths online. But Donald Trump’s new FCC chairman wants to change all of that by selling control of our open web to the likes of Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon.

Donald Trump’s FCC wants to hand over control of the internet to huge megacorporations like Verizon and Comcast and create “internet slow lanes” that would be able to block or censor what some of us can see on the internet — unless you're able to pay huge fees for decent service.

This is unfortunately a battle we’ve already fought—but it's also a battle we've already won. In 2014, millions of Americans like you, earned a massive victory for net neutrality, and together we stopped the Comcast and Time Warner merger in its tracks. 

Without net neutrality, Comcast and the other monopolies that control our internet service will be able to control where we go and what we do online. That’s not a risk we can afford to take.

The opponents of a free and open internet are on the attack. Less than 2 months ago, tens of thousands of Americans told the FCC that they wanted net neutrality protected so that all voices were equal on the internet. But the FCC is under the sway of the likes of Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon, who want to kill net neutrality so that they can slow down or speed up whichever websites they want.

Please take just 1 minute to tell the FCC that we will not give in until net neutrality is protected. 

Net neutrality rules prevent internet providers from controlling which websites we can see online. They’re essential for protecting the free expression of ideas online—essential for the functioning democracy.

Once you have signed, please take the next step and share with your friends on social media.

Thank you for standing up for our free and open internet today.


HERE ARE SOME ADDITIONAL PETITIONS TO SIGN: 

Democrats.org Petition

Organizing For Action Petition

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Sunday's D3 Daily Action

Support Journalists & Good Journalism:  Donate to the Committee to Protect Journalists AND subscribe to one of your favorite NEWS PUBLICATIONS. 

The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide. "We defend the right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal."

The alleged assault of Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs by candidate Greg Gianforte, who won last week’s special congressional election in Montana, sends an unacceptable signal that physical assault is an appropriate response to unwanted questioning by a journalist.

“The mistreatment of journalists got physical this week… In a climate of rising hostility toward journalists in the Trump era, some feared it was just a matter of time.  In fact, it’s not exactly an isolated event.  Earlier this month, in Alaska, a reporter says he was slapped by a state senator.  In DC, a reporter says he was pinned against the wall by security guards as he tried to question the FCC Commisioner, and in West Virginia, a journalist was arrested after questioning U.S. Health Secretary Tom Price.”CNN 

Donate to the Committee to Protect Jounalists today.

AND Support real journalism and journalists by subscribing to the publications that deliver your news every day:

The New York Times
The Washington Post
Slate Magazine
Mother Jones
The New Yorker
Colorado Public Radio/NPR
The Economist
The Atlantic
...or others!

Please use your dollar to vote for good journalism. 

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Saturday's D3 Daily Action

SAVE NET NEUTRALITY AND AN OPEN INTERNET
Trump’s new FCC chairman wants to end the open internet as we know it.

Net neutrality rules make sure internet providers can’t slow down our favorite websites or prop up toll booths online. But Donald Trump’s new FCC chairman wants to change all of that by selling control of our open web to the likes of Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon.

Without net neutrality, Comcast and the other monopolies that control our internet service will be able to control where we go and what we do online. That’s not a risk we can afford to take.

AT&T gave more than $3.2 million in political donations to climate deniers between 2008 and 2014. Is that who we want pulling the levers on what content we can and can’t see online? NO WAY!

At the end of the day, net neutrality is an integral part of our fight for climate justice. Corporate media companies — like the Comcast-owned NBC — have failed to inform the public and hold climate deniers in Congress accountable to the facts. And we know we can’t trust major internet providers like AT&T to control content online when they have such a bad track record.

The first vote on Chairman Pai’s disastrous plan will be on May 18th, so we need people to speak out before then - and since you can file your comment online, you can do it today even though it's Saturday! And it's a good thing because they don't make it very easy... here's what to do: 

  1. Go to the FCC website
  2. Enter Proceeding number: 17-108
  3. Enter your name under Filer
  4. Write your comment - something like this: Dear FCC Chairman Ajit Pai -- I support the existing Net Neutrality rules, which classify internet service providers under the Title II provision of the Telecommunications Act. Please DO NOT roll back these regulations. Thanks!
  5. Click Continue to Review Screen
  6. Click Submit

You can also use the following link to complete the filing: www.gofccyourself.com

Please note: D3 ran into some issues completing this form on Safari; you will need to submit your comments by using another Browser like Chrome.  

Thank you for standing up for our free and open internet today.

Action courtesy of Climate Hawks Vote


And because it's the weekend, here's an entertaining John Oliver video on Net Neutrality.
(Parental discretion advised!)