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Evan Greer, Fight for the Future 

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Phone: 978-852-6457

Press Release

Net Neutrality Supporters Throw Kickin’ Party at the FCC

WASHINGTON -

Dozens of Internet users converged outside FCC headquarters in SW Washington, DC last night for a high energy protest dance party, dubbed “Party at the FCC.” Net neutrality supporters waved signs reading “Save the Internet!” and “Reclassify now!” while boogying down to a live DJ, eating pizza, and chanting “Party at the FCC! Party at the FCC!”

See a short video of the party here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyjkgktCsyo

See photos from Party at the FCC here: http://imgur.com/a/jZEOn

The protest dance party was organized by Fight for the Future, Popular Resistance, Demand Progress, and with support from a wide range of netroots organizations. In addition to the action in Washington, DC, Internet users rallied at “cell phone vigils” in more than a dozen other cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, New York, San Francisco, and Boston. Protesters held their phones aloft displaying ProtestSign.org, a website that allows anyone to turn their phone, tablet, or laptop into a net neutrality protest sign.

“The Internet freedom movement has a lot to celebrate,” said Holmes Wilson, co-founder of Fight for the Future, who attended the dance party, “We’re closer than ever to winning real Title II net neutrality that will protect free speech on the Internet for generations to come. We deserve to party, but we chose to party on the FCC’s doorstep so that they know we are watching closely, and we’ll consider any delay on their part as a stalling tactics designed to benefit the telecoms at the expense of the public.”

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Fight for the Future is a group of artists, engineers, activists, and technologists who have been behind the largest online protests in human history, channeling Internet outrage into political power to win public interest victories previously thought to be impossible. We fight for a future where technology liberates — not oppresses — us.

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