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July 11, 2017

Join us for a day of action to save net neutrality

NTEN is joining with nearly 70,000 websites, Internet users, and organizations for an Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality on July 12. As part of our commitment to free speech and digital access, we oppose the FCC’s plan to slash Title II, the legal foundation for net neutrality rules that protect online free speech and innovation. Twitter, Reddit, Netflix, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Kickstarter, Vimeo, Private Internet Access, Mozilla, Imgur, Medium, and hundreds of other major sites are participating.

But this isn’t just about big internet companies. Nonprofits are joining the Day of Action, too, including Fight for the Future, Free Press Action Fund, Demand Progress, Center for Media Justice, EFF, Internet Association, Internet Archive, World Wide Web Foundation, Creative Commons, National Hispanic Media Coalition, Greenpeace, Common Cause, ACLU, Rock the Vote, American Library Association, Daily Kos, OpenMedia, The Nation, PCCC, MoveOn, OFA, Public Knowledge, OTI, Color of Change, MoveOn, Free Software Foundation, Internet Creators Guild, the Women’s March, and many others.

Why is this so important for NTEN? Why is this so important for your organization?

Net neutrality is the basic principle that protects our free speech on the Internet. Title II of the Communications Act is what provides the legal foundation for net neutrality and prevents internet service providers (ISPs) from slowing down and blocking websites, or charging apps and sites extra fees to reach an audience (which they then pass along to consumers).

As nonprofit organizations, we do not want to be in a position where we have to pay higher prices or face a reality where our ISP may make our content difficult or even impossible to reach by our supporters, clients, or donors.

Take action today!

Together we can keep the internet free, open, and filled with the good work of organizations large and small. Contact Congress and the FCC today:

  • What does your organization do? Educate Congress and the FCC’s on why a free and open web is critical for your everyday work and ultimately for meeting your mission to improve your community and our world.
  • Who does your organization serve? Tell Congress and the FCC about the communities you serve and why keeping the web free and open supports those communities in their pursuit of a better life.

Net neutrality is an issue that affects every one of us. Regardless of our mission or community, a free and open web enables all of us to share ideas, find supporters, advocate for change, and move our missions forward. Join NTEN in educating Congress and the FCC about the importance of protecting our internet today!

Amy Sample Ward
Driven by a belief that the nonprofit technology community can be a movement-based force for positive change, Amy is NTEN’s CEO and former membership director. Her prior experience in direct service, policy, philanthropy, and capacity-building organizations has also fueled her aspirations to create meaningful, inclusive, and compassionate community engagement and educational opportunities for all organizations. Amy inspires the NTEN team and partners around the world to believe in community-generated change. She believes technology can help nonprofits reach their missions more effectively, efficiently, and inclusively, and she’s interested in everything from digital equity to social innovation.
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