Dear MoveOn member,
Breaking news: The FCC just took the first step toward killing Net Neutrality, by moving ahead with a plan to divide the Internet into a fast lane for the 1% and a slow lane for the rest of us.1
But we can still win the fight for an open Internet. MoveOn members and allies have already succeeded in getting a real solution on the table: to reclassify the Internet as a public utility like drinking water—making it equally accessible to all.2 For the next 60 days the FCC will take public comments on the proposal. We have 60 days to win by doubling down on our campaign now.
As FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn said, "the real call to action begins after the vote today. This is your opportunity to formally make your points on the record. You have the ear of the entire FCC."3
And we're doing just that. MoveOn members are literally in the streets at 19 local FCC offices across the country right now—sending shockwaves through the FCC bureaucracy.
But to keep this campaign going for the next 60 days, we need to raise $150,000 to launch the next phase.
With the support of MoveOn members, we will:
- Drive phone calls to the White House so that President Obama has to hold FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler accountable for his promise to protect Net Neutrality—building on the thousands of calls members have already made
- Launch a new round of ads to raise awareness of what's at stake and continue to pressure President Obama and Chairman Wheeler
- Deliver thousands of public comments to the FCC in support of the real solution—treating the Internet as a public utility
- Continue to amplify the more than 10,000 personal stories from MoveOn members who would be hurt if the FCC adopts this plan
We know that corporations like Verizon and Comcast aren't going to sit this out. They will be deploying their lobbyists and putting their money behind killing Net Neutrality. But we have already proven that MoveOn members can fight back, if we do it together.
We've come this far—can you chip in $3 to keep fighting for a free and open Internet?
Together we'll make sure the FCC feels enough sustained public pressure that there is no way they can kill Net Neutrality.
Thanks for all you do.
–Maria, Manny, Joan, Garlin, and the rest of the team
1. "FCC approves plan to consider paid priority on Internet," The Washington Post, May 15, 2014
3. "FCC Votes For Plan To Kill Net Neutrality," Huffington Post, May 15, 2014
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