What We Do

Our Purpose

Free Press is building a powerful nationwide movement to change media and technology policies, promote the public interest and strengthen democracy. Free Press advocates for universal and affordable Internet access, diverse media ownership, vibrant public media and quality journalism.

Why is Free Press needed? For far too long, government officials and corporations have made corrupt media policy behind closed doors. These policies have led to runaway media consolidation, which in turn has led to corporate control over our print media, our broadcasting stations, our radio dial and the Internet. If we want to change this dynamic, we must ensure the public has a seat at the table when media policies are made.

Free Press amplifies the public’s voice in two ways. Our staff in our Massachusetts office educates and mobilizes our 700,000 activists. Our members write letters to government and corporate leaders, meet with elected representatives, file comments at the Federal Communications Commission, attend public hearings and participate in targeted actions. Our team in our Washington office crafts policy proposals, conducts research, testifies before Congress and argues in court for policies that serve the public interest. This combination of grassroots engagement and policy advocacy is key to our success.

Free Press also runs the SavetheInternet.com coalition, which fights on behalf of millions of people to protect our Internet freedom. To learn more, visit SavetheInternet.com.

For more information about our staff, click here.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good