Tell Black members of Congress: stop attacking Internet freedom

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    Tell Black members of Congress: stop attacking Internet freedom

    Ten members of the Congressional Black Caucus recently signed a letter attacking net neutrality. Having taken thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from the telecom industry, these members are doing the bidding of big phone and cable companies at the expense of our free and open Internet. We need to hold these representatives accountable, and make sure the FCC and other members of Congress know they don’t speak for Black people on this issue.

    Join us in calling out the Black members of Congress doing big telecom’s dirty work, and demand they protect the open Internet.

    Here is the letter we'll send to the CBC members who signed Rep. Gene Green's letter to the FCC attacking net neutrality. You can add a personal comment using the box provided.

    Dear Representative,

    Net neutrality has made the Internet a level playing field for all voices, allowing Black bloggers, activists, and entrepreneurs to flourish online despite being blocked out of ownership and participation in traditional media. Black communities benefit greatly from a free and open Internet, and it is imperative that it stays that way.

    By signing a letter attacking the FCC's proposal to protect net neutrality by reclassifying Internet service as a public utility, you are assisting big phone and cable companies in threatening the Internet as we know it. You have taken thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from the telecom industry, and now you are putting the telecom lobby's agenda above the interests of your constituents and of Black America. Your actions threaten both the Black voice in national and international discourse, and the moral authority of the Congressional Black Caucus as an advocate for Black America.

    We demand that you stop doing the telecom industry’s dirty work, and support reclassification of broadband as a common carrier.

    Sincerely,

    Hugh

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