#DontBlockMyInternet: Actions Against Internet Providers
Please join the events below and let people in the are know about them in the next few days:
|San Antonio, TX||Feb 19th||AT&T|
|Bay Area, CA||Feb 20th||Comcast, AT&T, Time Warner|
|Champaign-Urbana, IL||Feb 21st||AT&T|
|New York, NY||Feb 23th||Time Warner|
|Albuquerque, NM||Feb 24th||Comcast|
Subject: Join Actions to tell the big cable companies: #DontBlockMyInternet
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We are in a countdown towards the passage of Internet rules that will keep the Internet open for generations to come — and we couldn’t be happier. The FCC is about to do the right thing and vote to reclassify the Internet as a public utility at its next meeting on February 26th.
But the cable companies are pushing back and doing everything in their power to block our success. As Internet consumers, we’re already overcharged and under-represented. Our lives depend on an open Internet. Movements like #BlackLivesMatter, #Not1More, and #Fightfor15 all rely on the open Internet to mobilize a powerful public voice against police brutality, deportation, and for the rights of low-wage workers.
That’s why the Media Action Grassroots Network and our partners are hosting actions across the country to say to Comcast, AT&T, Verizon and Time Warner: #DontBlockMyInternet
CITY SPECIFIC DETAILS TO ADD TO ABOVE
San Antonio – Feb 19th Action
Join the Martinez Street Women’s Center of the Media Action Grassroots Network, Domesticas Unidas, Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, Southwest Workers Union, International Women’s Day March Committee, KROV 91.7 HD Radio, Neighborhoods First Alliance, P.E.A.C.E. Initiative San Antonio Justice for Palestine, SATX4, and national partners 18 Million Rising, Free Press, Fight for the Future, Demand Progress, Popular Resistance, Occupy.com, and Backbone Campaign for a rally and speak out to demand #DontBlockMyInternet.
- What: Rally and twitter action. Supporters will be encouraged to tweet @JoaquinCastrotx to take a public position supporting Title II reclassification of the Internet.
- Where: AT&T Store at 4119 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209
- When: Thursday, February 19th, 4-6pm
Bay Area – Feb 20th Action
Join the Media Action Grassroots Network, and our partners at ColorofChange.org, The Utility Reform Network, Media Alliance, Common Cause, Greenlining Institute, 18 Million Rising, Free Press, Fight for the Future, Demand Progress, Popular Resistance, Occupy.com, and members of Black Lives Matter for a march and rally to pass along a message from the people, to the biggest Internet Service Providers: Don’t Block My Internet
What: ‘Don’t Block My Internet’ March and Rally to demand that Comcast, Verizon & AT&T stop derailing democracy and let the FCC do it’s job.
Where: Kickoff rally at Comcast retail store in downtown Berkeley, 1936 University Avenue #103 near the Center Street station in Berkeley CA. We’ll march from there to nearby Verizon and AT&T retail stores.
When: Friday, February 20th, 12pm-1:30pm
Details: Speakers include: Malkia Cyril, Center for Media Justice; Wazi Maret Davis, Black Brunch/Black Lives Matter; Ana Montes, The Utility Reform Network; Davey D., Hard Knock Radio; with performances by neo-soul singer Jennifer Johns, and other local artists.
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois – Feb 21st Action
Join the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center of the Media Action Grassroots Network, CU Citizens for Peace and Justice, 18 Million Rising, Free Press, Fight for the Future, Demand Progress, Popular Resistance, Occupy.com, Backbone Campaign and allies for a rally and speakout to tell AT&T: #DontBlockMyInternet.
What: Rally and speak out to demand AT&T and the cable corporations to stop derailing democracy.
Where: AT&T store 1902 North Prospect Avenue, Champaign, IL 61822 (in front of Lowe’s)
When: Saturday, February 21st, Noon – 1pm
New York City – Feb 23st Action
Join the Media Action Grassroots Network, May First / People Link, Global Action Project, Families for Freedom, 18 Million Rising, Free Press, Fight for the Future, Demand Progress, Popular Resistance, Occupy.com, Backbone Campaign, and allies for a creative action to demand an end to corporate gatekeeping of our digital rights.
What: Rally and speak out to demand Time Warner and the cable corporations stop derailing democracy.
Where: Time Warner Cable – 60 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023
When: Monday, February 23rd at 6pm
Albuquerque, NM – Feb 24th Action
Join the Media Literacy Project, and our partners at the Media Action Grassroots Network,18 Million Rising, Free Press, Fight for the Future, Demand Progress, Popular Resistance, Occupy.com, Backbone Campaign, and allies for a rally and speak out to tell Comcast: New Mexicans need a strong Open Internet, don’t break it before many in our communities get it.
What: Rally and speak out to demand Comcast and the cable corporations stop derailing democracy.
Where: Comcast Spotlight Center, 2623 Tennessee Street NE Albuquerque, NM 87110
When: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 – 12pm noon
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