This year we are partnering with Common Cause to raise awareness and money regarding Net Neutrality, read more about them below and at their website. Sign up or donate here.
The Open Internet (or “network neutrality”) is the principle of online fairness. It enables users to access the services they want – and to express themselves online – without interference from Internet Service Providers (ISP).
In May, the FCC announced its plan to create fast and slow lanes for access to certain Internet content. The change means that only deep-pocketed service providers will be able to afford priority service- meanwhile nonprofit, independent, and dissenting voices will be consigned to the “slow” lane.
Common Cause is fighting back. They have rallied Open Internet supporters and taken to the airwaves with a simple message: No Fast Lanes for the Few!
This is common sense and in 2008 candidate Barack Obama said, “I will take a backseat to no one in my commitment to network neutrality.”
Contributions to the Common Cause Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization promoting civic engagement and voter protection, are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law (EIN #31-1705370).
Common Cause is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to restoring the core values of American democracy, reinventing an open, honest and accountable government that serves the public interest, and empowering ordinary people to make their voices heard in the political process.
Here’s their direct donation page.