Blog Posts

  • Two Big Tech Opinions from the Supreme Court

    June 25, 2014
    This morning, the Supreme Court delivered two opinions: one that undercut a startup challenging the power of broadcasters, and another that protected our privacy rights on cellphones. Whiplash, anyone?
  • The House Votes to Rein in the NSA

    June 20, 2014
    Something awesome happened last night: The House of Representatives voted to cut funding the NSA has used to conduct warrantless back-door searches of our emails, browsing histories and online chats.
  • Fighting for Real Reform One Year After Snowden Spoke Up

    June 5, 2014
    One year ago today, we learned that the NSA has been spying on practically everything we do or say online and on the phone. Edward Snowden’s revelations shocked our democracy to its core. So we fought back.

Recent Press Statements

  • Net Neutrality Activists Prepare for Day of Action as Pressure Mounts Against the FCC

    May 8, 2014
    WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, nearly 100 organizations sent a letter urging President Obama and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to reject any rules that would harm the open Internet. Wheeler has been under intense pressure to abandon his proposed rules, which reportedly would allow Internet service providers to prioritize content from websites and services that are willing to pay an extra fee.
  • More Than 1 Million People Call on FCC to Save Net Neutrality

    January 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, Free Press led a coalition of organizations — including the ACLU, Avaaz, Common Cause, ColorOfChange, CREDO, DailyKos, Demand Progress, Fight for the Future, the Harry Potter Alliance, MoveOn, RootsAction and the Sierra Club's SierraRise community — that delivered more than 1 million petitions to the Federal Communications Commission urging the agency to restore Net Neutrality.

  • Coalition of 100-Plus Organizations to Hold Largest-Ever Rally Against Mass Surveillance on Patriot Act Anniversary

    September 26, 2013
    WASHINGTON -- As the Senate Judiciary and Intelligence Committees plan upcoming hearings on U.S. surveillance programs and data collection, the StopWatching.Us coalition today announced that it will bring thousands to the nation’s capital to rally against mass surveillance.

In the News

  • Remember When We Toppled SOPA/PIPA in Just 24 Hours? How the People Can Still Win on Net Neutrality

    Yes!
    March 7, 2014

    When it comes to limiting digital rights, big companies are in cahoots with governments like never before. But the belief that everyone deserves safe, affordable, and private access to the Internet is taking off.

  • The Epic Online Battle Against NSA Spying Has Begun

    Daily Dot
    June 11, 2013

    Eighty-six Internet companies and organizations sent a letter to Washington demanding the formation of a Congressional committee to investigate the NSA’s surveillance tactics and “reveal to the public the extent of this domestic spying.” The coalition — including Mozilla, Reddit, Greenpeace, BoingBoing, and the American Civil Liberties Union — has also launched a petition at StopWatching.Us.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good