Send Your Video Directly To FCC On Giant Screen
Fight for the Future and Namecheap have parked a truck with a giant video billboard directly across the street from the FCC!
This just in! We’ve teamed up with our friends at domain registrar Namecheap to bring the overwhelming public outcry for real net neutrality protections directly to the agency’s doorstep.
As the hours count down to the FCC’s net neutrality comment deadline, we have obtained a permit to park a truck with a giant video billboard on top directly across the street from the FCC facing the agency’s headquarters! It’s amazing! We’re attracting tons of attention already.
Are you in Washington, DC? Join us, Free Press, and Popular Resistance on Tuesday, September 16th as we gather near the billboard to call for the FCC to get out of DC and listen to the public! More info here.
We’ll be here until the end of the day Tuesday playing a steady stream of videos about net neutrality. The FCC needs to hear from everyone — but not everyone can make it to DC to speak out. The billboard gives us all a platform from which to speak, just like the free and open Internet!
Internet, send us your videos! Take a short 1-2 minute video of yourself explaining why net neutrality matters to you, and we’ll play it on the billboard for Tom Wheeler and everyone at the FCC. Use the form below to submit your video or email it directly to email@example.com with the subject line “Billboard submission.”
Need some inspiration for what your net neutrality video should be like? Check out this awesome video that Namecheap made! They’ll be playing it once an hour to make sure the FCC gets the message.
Namecheap gets that Internet Freedom isn’t just a good idea, it’s a critical fight for the future of the entire web. Not only are they making the billboard action possible, but they’re helping raise funds for Fight for the Future to support our ongoing work for net neutrality. Head over to NetNeutrality.com and share the video there and they’ll donate to us each time!
Need more encouragement to submit your own video? Get ready for Harry Potter to break it down for you. Thanks to the Harry Potter Alliance.
See below for some more great photos. More coming soon! Press inquiries contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-852-6457.
T9:30am the billboard is up and playing a video of Lawrence Lessig explaining the importance of Title II reclassification.
Folks from Namecheap are there with flyers to talk to FCC employees and pedestrians about why the Internet cares so much about net neutrality.
The billboard directly faces the FCC’s headquarters, and FCC employees can be seen looking down from the windows. Impossible to ignore.
The billboard will play a steady stream of videos in support of Title II net neutrality. Internet users are encouraged to submit videos to play on the billboard through this form.
Photo credits: Namecheap team. These photos are available for use by press.
Get ready to ditch your same-old lunch-hour routine on Sept. 15 and 16— because we need your help to fight FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s plan to allow discrimination online.
We are organizing protests in NYC, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC to defend net neutrality. We need you there! Can you stop by?
Here’s the details:
Sept. 15 is the deadline for final comments on Wheeler’s proposal — and while big broadband providers like Comcast are lobbying overtime to push this plan forward, we can’t let them have the last word. To that end we’ve organized big lunchtime rallies in New York City and Philadelphiato save Net Neutrality and fight the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger.
On September 16th, internet freedom supporters will gather at 11:45am at the FCC building in Washington, DC, and our friends from Namecheap will be there with a giant video-billboard playing net neutrality videos on a loop! Want your video projected on the billboard? Email it to email@example.com
Your voice is essential right now. If you don’t live in DC, New York or Philly, you can organize a rally in your own community. It’s a pretty easy process and we’ve put together a handy toolkit with all the info you need to launch your own event.
All of us on #TeamInternet have made a ton of noise since Wheeler proposed his rules — sending record-breaking numbers of comments to the FCC, rallying inWashington, D.C., and California, meeting with our elected officials to push them to stand up for real Net Neutrality.
But we need to keep speaking out to win this one. We’ve got to keep the momentum moving until Wheeler faces facts and realizes that his proposal would kill the open Internet and please no one except mammoth companies like Comcast that want to squash their competition.
So grab your megaphone and get ready to rally on Sept. 15. Let’s make this national day of action one that Net Neutrality haters will never forget.
Thanks to our friends at Free Press who originally wrote this post and are helping coordinate actions on the 15th and 16th. Follow us on twitter for more updates:https://twitter.com/fightfortheftr