• FCC-petition-delivery

    FCC, Deliver the Internet We Deserve

    November 24, 2014
    On Nov. 20, members of the Media Action Grassroots Network and our allies at, and Free Press met with FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn to deliver a letter signed by more than 90 racial justice and civil rights organizations.
  • Jennifer-Johns-Bay-Area-Speaks

    Bay Area Speaks: 'Net Neutrality Is Free Speech'

    November 21, 2014
    On Thursday night, the skies were overcast in San Francisco and threatening to storm. A group of Net Neutrality supporters standing on the steps of San Francisco City Hall opened their umbrellas as it began to pour. The group held out, chanting “Fair communication, no discrimination!”
  • TV-static

    Tell ABC, CBS and NBC to Air Tonight's Speech on Immigration

    November 20, 2014
    ABC, CBS and NBC are refusing to broadcast Thursday’s historic presidential address on immigration. They think The Big Bang Theory, Grey’s Anatomy and The Biggest Loser: Glory Days are more important.
  • surveillance-protest

    The USA Freedom Act: What's Next?

    November 19, 2014
    On Tuesday night the USA Freedom Act failed to move forward. While this bill would have helped rein in key parts of the government’s surveillance programs, not all is lost.
  • Marc-Morial-Comcast

    Corporate Buyout: Why Legacy Civil Rights Groups Are on the Wrong Side of History

    November 19, 2014
    How did it come to this, when the NAACP, Urban League and other legacy civil rights groups are actually propping up Republican leadership in their efforts to tear down President Obama? It's like an alternative universe where stalwarts in the fight to amplify the voices of the powerless are now kowtowing to the corporations that wish to silence us.
  • Tom-Wheeler-FCC

    What Is Tom Wheeler Waiting For?

    November 19, 2014
    Earlier this month, President Obama added his voice to the nearly 4 million people who have urged the FCC to preserve the open Internet and protect free speech online. Is any of this getting through to Chairman Tom Wheeler?
  • ethernet-cables

    The Trauma Trinity: Comcast, Time Warner, Charter Now America’s Most-Hated Companies

    November 18, 2014
    Americans would rather deal with unwanted telemarketing calls, fight their insurance companies, or pay top dollar for oil and gas because almost anything is better than dealing with the cable company if it happens to be named Comcast, Time Warner Cable or Charter.
  • A Chance to Rein in the NSA

    November 17, 2014
    It’s been almost 18 months since whistleblower Edward Snowden exposed the NSA’s spying programs. And on Tuesday, the Senate will decide whether to move forward with the USA Freedom Act — a bill that would curb some of the government’s worst surveillance practices.
  • San-Francisco-City-Hall

    Hey Bay Area! Speak Out for Real Net Neutrality

    November 13, 2014
    Obama’s bold statement on Monday marks a critical turning point in the fight for the open Internet — but we haven’t won yet. That’s why we’re co-hosting Bay Area Speaks: A People’s Hearing on the Future of the Internet.
  • Tom-Wheeler-FCC

    Pick Up the Phone and Talk Some Sense into Tom Wheeler

    November 13, 2014
    On Monday President Obama threw his full support behind real Net Neutrality. But FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler still wants rules that would please his industry pals at AT&T, Comcast and Verizon.


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people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good