Amy Kroin

Amy Kroin, Editor, edits all Free Press and Free Press Action Fund communications. She also edits and monitors the Free Press website and creates campaign, educational and outreach materials. Before joining Free Press, Amy served as a writer and editor for a division of Pearson, the media and education company, and earlier served as the arts editor of the Valley Advocate.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017
Hundreds Rally for #NetNeutrality Right Before the FCC Destroys It
“The open internet helps us find friendship and solidarity in an otherwise isolating world,” said Alex Wiles of the Media Mobilizing Project. “It helps us organize organically in a world plagued by injustice. The internet right now is what phones and paper were for the civil rights movement in the...
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Today Is the Day to Fight to Save the Internet
The Trump FCC — like the rest of this administration — is doing everything in its power to serve corporations and harm the rest of us. For proof look no further than Chairman Ajit Pai’s efforts to destroy the open internet and let companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon control what you do and...
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Friday, June 09, 2017
Join the Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality
The Trump FCC is doing everything it can to destroy the open Internet —and on July 12, the Internet is fighting back . "The loss of the open-Internet rules will kill free speech online, and will disproportionately harm the same communities—people of color, immigrants, Muslims, the LGBTQ community—...
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Thursday, September 08, 2016
Sounding the Alarm on Predictive Policing
“Predictive policing” sounds good on paper. After all, what could go wrong with a data-based approach to law enforcement? It turns out: plenty. That’s why Free Press joined a broad coalition of civil rights, privacy and technology groups in sounding the alarm about how predictive policing...
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Thursday, February 25, 2016
One Comcast Is More Than Enough
Few companies inspire the degree of loathing Comcast elicits. But if Charter’s bid to take over Time Warner Cable is approved we’ll have not one but two Comcasts to contend with — because that’s just how enormous and dominant a post-merger Charter would be. In fact, if this deal goes through...
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Friday, June 19, 2015
Sneak Attack on Net Neutrality Picks Up Steam in Congress
“Maybe every so often we can be on the side of the American people,” Rep. Jose Serrano said, “and not corporations.” Those are fighting words — but unfortunately the House majority doesn’t seem to be heeding them. Not when it comes to Net Neutrality. On Wednesday, the House appropriations committee...
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Most Conservative Voters Heart Net Neutrality
While Sen. Ted Cruz tweeted that Net Neutrality is “Obamacare for the Internet,” a new poll shows that most conservatives support open Internet protections. A poll from the Internet Freedom Business Alliance found that 83 percent of voters who identify as “very conservative” do not want Internet...
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
The Internet Slowdown Is Here. Join the Fight
When it comes to broadband speeds, the U.S. still ranks far behind Internet powerhouses like South Korea and Japan (not to mention Latvia). And in many parts of the country, there’s no access at all — or just sloth-like dial-up. This situation couldn’t get worse, right? Wrong. If the FCC signs off...
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Monday, August 11, 2014
File Under 'Much Needed': The FCC May Expand Its Political Ad Disclosure Rules
The Koch brothers will reportedly spend at least $250 million on the 2014 midterm elections — and that’s a conservative estimate. While the Kochs may have the fattest wallet in the game, they’re hardly alone: In the wake of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, spending on elections has...
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Monday, July 14, 2014
Time Is Running Out: Tell the FCC Why Net Neutrality Is Important to You
You have until July 15 to tell the FCC what you think of its loathsome proposal to allow rampant discrimination online. Already close to 50,000 Free Press members have submitted comments urging the agency to scrap Chairman Tom Wheeler’s pay-to-play plan and take steps to protect real Net Neutrality...
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