For Immediate Release
MoveOn Slams the FCC’s Decision to Advance Two-Tiered Internet Proposal, Calls on Obama to Publicly Oppose The Plan
WASHINGTON - "An open Internet levels the playing field in our democracy and that's why it's so alarming that the FCC is moving forward Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposed rules that would break President Obama's promise to uphold Net Neutrality -- rules that could destroy the Internet as we know it.
MoveOn members strongly support an open and fair Internet that is treated as the public utility that it is, and will make their voices known during the comment period, calling on the FCC to reject the proposed rules that would undermine an open Internet--and on President Obama to publicly oppose this plan.”
In reaction to the FCC’s decision to move forward with a proposal for a two-tiered Internet, hundreds of people will rally today at FCC Field Offices in 19 cities to protest the vote and call for safeguarding an open internet.
Earlier this week, MoveOn.org Political Action launched a new TV ad 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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