Press Releases

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Recent press releases are below. You may download our media kit here.

  • Momentum Builds to Restore Net Neutrality Rules Gutted by the FCC

    December 15, 2017
    WASHINGTON — On Friday, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer pledged to bring a bill to the floor to undo the Federal Communication Commission's recent repeal of Net Neutrality protections. Since the Thursday FCC vote, 20 senators pledged to back the “resolution of disapproval” — a proceeding authorized under the Congressional Review Act, which requires simple majority votes in the House and Senate to void a new regulation passed by federal agencies.
  • Free Press: Today's FCC Ruling Will Not Stand

    December 14, 2017
    WASHINGTON — On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines to approve the deceptively named “Restoring Internet Freedom Order.” The order dismantles the agency’s 2015 Net Neutrality rules, abdicating FCC authority over internet service providers and clearing the way for blocking, throttling and discrimination by the nation’s largest phone and cable companies.
  • ADVISORY: Hundreds to Protest Today at FCC Headquarters in 'Wake-Up Call' to Save the Internet

    December 14, 2017
    WASHINGTON — Hundreds of Net Neutrality advocates will protest outside Federal Communications Commission headquarters on Thursday before the agency votes on Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal to undo Net Neutrality protections. The "Net Neutrality Wake-Up Call Rally" is hosted by Voices for Internet Freedom — a coalition of groups focused on the digital rights of communities of color, including the Center for Media Justice, Color Of Change, Free Press Action Fund, the National Hispanic Media Coalition and 18 Million Rising.
  • The Trump FCC's Mistake Is Not the Last Word on Net Neutrality

    December 13, 2017
    WASHINGTON — On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission is expected to approve the deceptively named “Restoring Internet Freedom Order” in a party-line vote, dismantling the agency’s Net Neutrality rules, abdicating FCC authority over internet service providers and clearing the way for blocking, throttling and discrimination by the nation’s largest phone and cable companies.
  • Chairman Pai Tries to Rewrite Legal History of Net Neutrality with Bogus FTC Agreement

    December 11, 2017
    WASHINGTON — On Monday, the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission released a draft “Memorandum of Understanding” (MoU) on the ways the two agencies will allegedly work together to protect internet users after the FCC guts the open-internet protections in a vote on Dec. 14.
  • Advisory: Hundreds to Protest at FCC Headquarters in ‘Wake-Up Call’ to Save the Internet

    December 11, 2017
    WASHINGTON — A coalition of Net Neutrality advocates plan a large protest outside Federal Communications Commission headquarters on Dec. 14 before the agency votes later that morning on Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal to undo the open-internet protections. The Net Neutrality Wake-Up Call Rally is hosted by Voices for Internet Freedom, a coalition of groups focused on the digital rights of communities of color.
  • Nation's Leading Press Freedom and Civil Liberties Groups Call on FCC to Abandon Its Attack on Net Neutrality

    December 8, 2017
    WASHINGTON — On Thursday, more than 30 press freedom, civil liberties and open government groups submitted a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai urging him to cancel the scheduled Dec. 14 vote to undermine the open-internet protections put in place in 2015.
  • Verizon Protests Today at 700 Locations Nationwide as People Rise Up Against Ajit Pai's Plan to Undo Net Neutrality

    December 7, 2017
    WASHINGTON — On Thursday, thousands of Net Neutrality supporters will protest outside more than 700 Verizon stores in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. Other Dec. 7 protests will occur at nearly 20 congressional in-district offices, and outside the Washington Hilton Hotel during tonight’s “FCC Chairman’s Dinner.”
  • ADVISORY: Activists to Take to Streets Outside Washington Gala to Protest FCC Chairman Pai’s Plan to Gut Net Neutrality

    December 6, 2017
    WASHINGTON — On Thursday, Net Neutrality supporters will gather outside the annual “FCC Chairman’s Dinner” at the Washington Hilton Hotel to protest FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to dismantle Net Neutrality protections.
  • ADVISORY: Activists to Take to Streets of New York to Protest FCC Plan to Gut Net Neutrality

    December 6, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY — On Thursday, thousands of Net Neutrality supporters will protest outside more than 600 Verizon stores in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. The largest protest is set to occur in New York City outside the Verizon store on 42nd Street near Bryant Park. Other Dec. 7 protests will occur outside nearly 20 congressional in-district offices.

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