Fight for the Future

Fight for the Future is dedicated to protecting and expanding the Internet's transformative power in our lives by creating civic campaigns that are engaging for millions of people.

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Wednesday, January 06, 2021
Georgia Runoff: Meet the Organizers Who Led Historic Turnout Among Young Black Voters
According to data from Tufts University and the Associated Press, close to 1 in 5 young people (ages 18-29) who voted in yesterday’s Senate runoff election in Georgia––including 25% of Black youth––did not vote in the 2020 general election in November. Our internal data team reports that women...
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Wednesday, January 06, 2021
If Democrats Control the Senate They Have No Excuse: Restore Net Neutrality, Ban Facial Recognition, Protect Section 230, End Big Tech Data Harvesting, and Defend Online Human Rights
Historic turnout, especially from young Black voters, in the Georgia runoff election appears to have flipped control of the Senate. Now that Democrats will likely control the House, Senate, and the White House, the party has no excuse but to act aggressively to reverse the damage done by the Trump...
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Monday, December 21, 2020
Congress Only Has $600 for COVID Relief but They Managed To Cram in Controversial Changes To Copyright That Threaten Internet Users With Huge Fines
Fight for the Future has learned that three controversial changes to copyright law: the CASE Act, Felony Streaming Act, and Trademark Modernization Act are in fact included in the must-pass omnibus spending bill lawmakers will vote on later today ( bill text here ). Protocol first reported on the...
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Tuesday, December 08, 2020
More Than 15 Civil Rights Groups Call on Consumer Reports, Cnet, Tom’s Guide and Other Tech Review Sites to Suspend Their Recommendation of Amazon Ring Cameras
Today, a coalition of 15+ consumer, privacy, and civil rights organizations launched a new campaign, RescindRing.com . Led by Fight for the Future, Rescind Ring calls on tech reviews to rescind or suspend their recommendation of Amazon Ring doorbell cameras. The groups--including Fight for the...
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Monday, November 30, 2020
Goodbye, Ajit Pai. The Senate Should Reject Nathan Simington and Let the FCC Get Back To Work.
Today Ajit Pai, the most unpopular FCC Chairman in history, announced that he will be stepping down as President Trump’s term comes to an end. Digital rights group Fight for the Future, known for organizing the largest online protests in human history to oppose Pai’s repeal of net neutrality,...
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Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Trump’s FCC Ignores Public Safety and Doubles Down on Repeal of Net Neutrality in the Middle of a Pandemic
Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) majority will double down on the agency’s deeply unpopular repeal of net neutrality. President Trump’s appointed chairman Ajit Pai will lead the agency in voting to approve an order to reaffirm the repeal, after a Federal court ordered the FCC to...
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Monday, October 05, 2020
Progressive Organizations Launch Emergency Coalition to Block Trump’s Supreme Court Nomination
A group of progressive organizations has announced an emergency coalition seeking to block Senate action on President Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, following the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The coalition, founded by Be A Hero Fund, Demand Progress,...
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Wednesday, September 16, 2020
More than 1,000 Parents Sign Open Letter Calling for a Ban on Facial Recognition in Schools
As kids head back to school, parents raise the alarm about invasive surveillance tech being used both in person and for remote learning, and call for lawmakers and school administrators to ban facial recognition. In less than a week, an open letter from parents opposing the use of facial...
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Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Corporate Use of Facial Recognition Should Be Banned. But This Bill Will Help Slow It Down and That’s a Good Thing.
Today Senator Jeff Merkley introduced new legislation that prevents private corporations from collecting biometric data or using facial recognition on customers without their knowledge and explicit consent. The introduction comes just days after an explosive report from Reuters showed that Rite-Aid...
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Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Ban Facial Recognition Activists Launch Congressional "Scorecard" to Name and Shame Lawmakers Who Have Not Endorsed Legislation to Stop Face Surveillance
Fight for the Future and the coalition of 41 prominent grassroots organizations behind the BanFacialRecognition.com coalition have launched a new “Congressional Scorecard” publicly tracking which members of the House and Senate have co-sponsored Federal legislation to stop law enforcement use of...
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