THURSDAY: Open Internet Advocates in 19 Cities to Protest at Local FCC Offices In National Day of Action to ‘Save the Internet’

MoveOn, CREDO, Free Press Members to Protest in Communities Nationwide Demanding the FCC ‘Save the Internet’ and Protect Net Neutrality As It Meets to Consider Chairman Wheeler’s Proposal to Create a Two-Tiered Internet

 

In solidarity with the hundreds of people planning to demonstrate outside the Federal Communications Commission’s Washington, D.C. headquarters on Thursday, May 15, hundreds of MoveOn.org, CREDO Action, and Free Press members and activists in 19 cities across the country will protest outside of local FCC offices in their communities, urging FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to honor President Obama’s promise to protect Net Neutrality. The Day of Action comes as the FCC is meeting to consider Chairman Wheeler’s proposal, which threatens to end the open Internet by creating a separate data fast-lane for those who can afford it.

 

In Atlanta (Georgia) – MoveOn members and local activists will demonstrate outside the FCC’s Atlanta Offices, located at 3575 Kroger Blvd in Duluth, at 12:00pm ET.   For more information: http://www.moveon.org/event/events/event.html?event_id=141128

 

In Boston (Massachusetts) – MoveOn members and local activists will demonstrate outside the FCC’s Boston Offices, located at One Batterymarch Park in Quincy, at 12:00pm ET.  For more information: http://pol.moveon.org/event/events/event.html?event_id=141132

 

In Chicago (Illinois) – MoveOn members and local activists will demonstrate outside the FCC’s Chicago Offices, located at 550 Northwest Highway Room 306 in Parkridge at 12:00pm CT.  For more information: http://pol.moveon.org/event/events/event.html?event_id=141135

 

In Columbia (Maryland) – MoveOn members and local activists will demonstrate outside the FCC’s Columbia Offices, located at 9200 Farm House Lane at 12:00pm ET.  For more information: http://pol.moveon.org/event/events/event.html?event_id=141137

 

In Dallas (Texas) – MoveOn members and local activists will demonstrate outside the FCC’s Dallas Offices, located at 9330 LBJ Freeway at 12:00pm local time.  For more information: http://pol.moveon.org/event/events/event.html?event_id=141162

 

In Denver (Colorado) – MoveOn members and local activists will demonstrate outside the FCC’s Denver Offices, located at 215 South Wadsworth Blvd in Lakewood at 12:00pm MT. For more information:

http://pol.moveon.org/event/events/event.html?event_id=141161

 

In Detroit (Michigan) – MoveOn members and local activists will demonstrate outside the FCC’s Detroit Offices, located at 24897 Hathaway St in Farmington Hills at 12:00pm local time.  For more information: http://pol.moveon.org/event/events/event.html?event_id=141155

 

In Houston (Texas) – MoveOn members and local activists will demonstrate outside the FCC’s Houston Offices, located at 9597 Jones Rd, at 12:00pm local time. For more information: http://pol.moveon.org/event/events/event.html?event_id=141153

 

In Kansas City (Missouri) – MoveOn members and local activists will demonstrate outside the FCC’s Kansas City Offices, located at 520 NE Colbern Road in Lee’s Summit at 12:00pm local time.  For more information: http://pol.moveon.org/event/events/event.html?event_id=141151

 

In Los Angeles (California) – MoveOn members and local activists will demonstrate outside the FCC’s Los Angeles Offices, located at 8000 Studebaker Road, Cerritos Corporate Towers in Cerritos at 12:00pm PT.  For more information: http://www.moveon.org/event/events/event.html?event_id=141127

 

In New Orleans (Louisiana) – MoveOn members and local activists will demonstrate outside the FCC’s New Orleans Offices, located at 2424 Edenborn Avenue, in Metairie at 12:00pm local time.  For more information:

http://pol.moveon.org/event/events/event.html?event_id=141149

 

In New York City (New York) – MoveOn members and local activists will demonstrate outside the FCC’s New York Offices, located at 201 Varick Street at 12:00pm ET.  For more information:

http://pol.moveon.org/event/events/event.html?event_id=141147

 

In Norfolk (Virginia) – MoveOn members and local activists will demonstrate outside the FCC’s Norfolk Offices, located at 1457 Mount Pleasant Road in Chesapeake at 12:00pm ET.  For more information: http://pol.moveon.org/event/events/event.html?event_id=141145

 

In Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) – MoveOn members and local activists will demonstrate outside the FCC’s Philadelphia Offices, located at 300 East Lincoln Highway, One Oxford Valley Mall in Langhorne, at 12:00pm ET.  For more information: http://pol.moveon.org/event/events/event.html?event_id=141157

 

In San Diego (California) – MoveOn members and local activists will demonstrate outside the FCC’s San Diego Offices, located at 4542 Ruffner St., Interstate Office Park at 12:00pm PT.  For more information: http://pol.moveon.org/event/events/event.html?event_id=141143

 

In San Francisco (California) – MoveOn members and local activists will demonstrate outside the FCC’s San Francisco Offices, located at 5653 Stoneridge Drive in Pleasanton at 12:00pm ET.  For more information: http://pol.moveon.org/event/events/event.html?event_id=141141

 

In Seattle (Washington) – MoveOn members and local activists will demonstrate outside the FCC’s Seattle Offices, located at 11410 NE 122nd Way in Kirkland at 12:00pm PT.  For more information:

http://pol.moveon.org/event/events/event.html?event_id=141159

 

In Tampa (Florida) – MoveOn members and local activists will demonstrate outside the FCC’s Tampa Offices, located at 4010 W. Boy Scout Blvd. at 12:00pm ET.  For more information:

http://pol.moveon.org/event/events/event.html?event_id=141138

 

“An open Internet levels the playing field in our democracy. That’s why it’s alarming that FCC Chair Tom Wheeler has proposed rules that would break President Obama’s promise to uphold Net Neutrality — rules that could destroy the Internet as we know it,” said Victoria Kaplan, lead campaign director of MoveOn.org Political Action. “MoveOn members strongly support Net Neutrality and are calling on the FCC to scrap proposed rules that would undermine an open Internet.”

 

The latest actions come on the heels of MoveOn.org Political Action launching a new TV ad this week in the DC market urging the FCC to keep President Obama’s promise to uphold net neutrality. Last week, more than 10,000 MoveOn members submitted stories and comments to the FCC demanding that the commission support real Net Neutrality. In their testimonies, MoveOn members explained how they could be personally harmed if the FCC does not restore real Net Neutrality.

 

VIEW THE NEW TV AD HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlCTiVIM-mk

 

VIEW MOVEON MEMBERS’ STORIES HERE: http://www.moveon.org/savetheinternet

 

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