Buried in the holiday season the FCC is voting on repealing Net Neutrality on the 14th of December.
If you are in America. Speak up for your right not to pay for free speech. Say something so that small businesses won’t have to pay to have a chance online and millions will lose their jobs. Say something for the free informations at your fingertips. Speak up for your weird hobbies and those who have nowhere else to turn but online.
They will not take it all away in one swell swoop. They will "just" have the right to.
And so they will slowly make you pay for more and more.
What you can do
Verizon Store Protests on December 7
At Verizon stores USAwide on December 7, one week before the vote, activists will meet at 5 p.m. local time to put pressure on Congress and demand a change. Pai used to work on Verizon’s legal team, so the choice of store is intended to “[shine] light on the corruption” and expose Pai’s conflict of interest. Events are planned across the country, including Indianapolis, New York and San Francisco, but other cities are welcome to organize their own and add it to the list. The site says the protests “will be quick, fun, and 100% legal.”
Washington, D.C. Protest on December 13
On December 13, the day before the vote, a team of organizers called “Defend Net Neutrality” have planned a protest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a venue as-yet undecided.
Phone Call Drive Happening Now
Citizens can call their representative by using Battle For the Net’s simple interface. Entering your phone number provides a script of what to say and connects you with your local politician. Over 250,000 calls have already been made.
A petition entitled “Replace Ajit Pai on FCC, Restore Net Neutrality, Make Last-mile Networking a Public Utility, and Stop Corporate Abuse” has been posted on the official White House website. At time of writing, the petition has 6,474 signatures, with 93,526 required to get a response from the government.
Another petition, entitled “Do Not Repeal Net Neutrality,” has been posted and already acculumulated a staggering 143,229 signatures.
You can sign these petitions and spread the word of this happening