Tomorrow, December 7 at noon we will be joining a national protest aimed at the The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in anticipation of their vote on December 14 and their plan to kill net neutrality. People from across the political spectrum are outraged, so protests will be held at Verizon retail stores across the country one week before the vote and at the peak of the busy holiday shopping season. We’ll demand that our members of Congress take action to stop Verizon’s puppet FCC from killing net neutrality.
The address of our local protest is 1740 Delta Waters Road in Medford.
WHAT’S NET NEUTRALITY?
Net neutrality is the basic principle that has made the Internet into what it is today. It prevents big Internet Service Providers (like Verizon) from charging extra fees, engaging in censorship, or controlling what we see and do on the web by throttling websites, apps, and online services.
WHY VERIZON STORES?
The chairman of the FCC, Ajit Pai, is a former top lawyer for Verizon, and the company has been spending millions on lobbying and lawsuits to kill net neutrality so they can gouge us all for more money. By protesting at Verizon stores, we’re shining light on the corruption and demanding that our Members of Congress do something about it. Only Congress has the power to stop Verizon’s puppet FCC, so at the protests we’ll be calling and tweeting at legislators.
Protesters will make it clear to Members of Congress that the time is now to stand for net neutrality, not Verizon’s bottom line. And please remember, this event is about protesting the actions of Verizon executives, lobbyists and their supporters in Washington, not the employees at these stores.
Bring signs, flags, stories and concerns. Bring your mobile devices so you can share the event broadly.
Those interested in carpooling from Ashland, please meet at the mailboxes by Shop n’ Kart, 2268 Ashland Street at 11:00 a.m.