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Petition to Johnny Isakson, Karen Handel, David Perdue, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Kamala Harris, Dianne Feinstein, Bill Nelson, John Cornyn, Ajit Pai, Lindsey Graham, Chris Van Hollen, Sherrod Brown, Rob Portman, Tammy Duckworth, Tim Scott, Kirsten Gillibrand, Charles Schumer, Gary Peters, Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi

Save Net Neutrality

     Net neutrality preserves the right to communicate freely on the internet. Net neutrality requires internet service providers (ISPs) to give everyone equal access to everything you use on the internet-- email, watching videos, reading news articles, and listening to music. It prohibits ISPs from slowing down, speeding up, or blocking content on the internet. It is how the internet has always worked. Unfortunately, this is being threatened by the FCC- the Federal Communications Commission.     If the FCC ends net neutrality, then how we’ve used the internet changes completely. ISPs will be able to block content, slow down internet access, and favor websites over others. It will also end the Title II of the Communications Act, which charges ISPs for blocking content or slowing down internet and creating “fast lanes.” “Fast lanes” would allow certain internet service providers to give internet access faster than any other service providers. Ending net neutrality could have global impacts and change the way the world shares information and changes how information is processed.     As high school seniors about to enter into the real world, we cannot imagine what life would be like if we did not have net neutrality. Net neutrality allows us to use our freedom of speech on a platform that is like no other. I can go on the internet and research something without the fear that an ISP has favored a certain website that is completely biased one way or blocked certain websites.     If you believe we should have free access to the internet, sign this petition to show your support. This issue is time sensitive and must be addressed. Support free and open internet! Thank you for your support, Katie Lemon and Virginia Rowlett    

Katie Lemon
143,287 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to FCC

Save Net Neutrality

Before you read on, please subscribe to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXCLdkGct0zLS5z2w7KGNhQ so you don't miss anything, etc!   - The ability to organize grassroots movements, whether locally or across the globe, is made possible by an open Internet. Since its creation, the Internet has become the world’s megaphone for free speech, protected by the principles of Net Neutrality, which require internet service providers (ISPs) to give everyone equal access to everything you use the internet for -- email, watching videos, listening to music, or signing petitions on Change.org. Without Net Neutrality, ISPs can choose what you see online, favoring some sources or blocking others. For example, if someone launched a petition on Change.org against a company like Verizon, Net Neutrality prevents Verizon from blocking or slowing their customers’ access to our site. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is moving to end Net Neutrality -- which could mean giving big cable companies room to charge extra fees, block and censor users -- by removing ISPs from Title II of the Communications Act, a rule that means ISPs are subjected to tougher regulations that prevent them blocking sites, creating paid “fast” lanes, and throttling internet speeds. This decision could have global implications for the way the world shares and receives information from journalists, newsrooms, and NGO’s.Net Neutrality also prevents ISPs from creating paid “fast lanes” that would give faster delivery of content to companies who can afford to pay more. An organization or platform like Change.org that couldn’t afford those fees, couldn’t communicate with their supporters. In the United States, there is strong bipartisan support for Net Neutrality. A recent poll conducted by Mozilla found that Republicans, Democrats and Independents overwhelmingly support these rules. At Change.org, we believe that people everywhere should have the tools they need to make their voices heard. We’re a social good company powered by technology that empowers anyone anywhere to take action on the issues they care about. A closed off Internet means fewer ways for millions of people to make the change they want to see.Without an internet equally accessible to everyone regardless of income or geography, we can’t continue that mission. Add your name to let Congress and the FCC know that you support an open internet.

Petition For Change
12,491 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to Ajit Pai, Federal Communications Commission, Donald Trump, U.S. Senate

We The People Demand That FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Resign!!

We, the people of the United States of America, are requesting the swift resignation of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. Of the 23.5 million comments left with the FCC regarding net neutrality, 98.5% of the unique comments strictly opposed Chairman Pai’s anti-Title II plan. An analysis performed back in November estimated that more than 7.75 million comments on the FCC’s website were also linked to fake email addresses generated by FakeMailGenerator.com. In addition to that discovery, more than 400,000 came from Russian email addresses. *To find out if your name was fraudulently used in the abuse of the FCC’s public process, click here. The same Russian schemes that interfered with our presidential election process were also at play in the corruption of the FCC’s public process. The threat to end net neutrality isn’t only about telecom corporations profiting hand over fist. This is also another rung on Trump’s ladder in his rise to dictatorship. Donald Trump has openly, and quite vehemently, waged war against the free press for refusing to engage in his gaslighting tactics and his appointment of Ajit Pai as FCC Chairman is yet another bullet in the chamber—waiting to be fired. Killing net neutrality makes Trump, the FCC and their bed-buddies at the largest telecom corporations in the nation, a force to be reckoned with. The rollback of net neutrality would be a violation of our First Amendment in that telecom corporations would have full carte blanche to exercise prioritization of content; using algorithmic functions that amplify their interests over the people’s. This is nothing more than censorship re-branded. While exiling consumers into lower tiers of access, the rollback of net neutrality gives telecom giants the authority to block access to free information that could potentially expose corrupt systems. Despite the alarming discoveries of corruption within the FCC’s public process, the real threat of citizen censorship and plans to deny access to free information— Pai has blatantly disregarded our concerns while moving forward with his plan. Ajit Pai’s role as FCC chairman is also a direct conflict of interest. According to the leadership guidelines posted on the FCC’s website; none of it’s commissioners can have a financial interest in any commission-related business. As the former lawyer for Verizon Communications Inc, Pai is carrying out their bidding through his recent appointment as FCC chairman. Over the past 9 years, Verizon along with Comcast, AT&T, and the National Cable and Telecommunications Association spent $572 million lobbying federal lawmakers to support their interests surrounding net neutrality. Not only was Ajit Pai on their payroll, he stands to benefit from his proposed plan, (assuming he isn’t currently) once his term is up. He is the plant, shill, and puppet to the telecom gods. What makes matters worse is that Pai’s plan lacks real regulatory guidelines and depends on an ‘honor system’. As outlined in his plan, the repeal would switch regulatory authority from the FCC to the Federal Trade Commission, even though the FTC’s chairman said the agency lacks the expertise, authority, and manpower to respond to abuses. Telecom corporations would ultimately be left to self-govern; while potentially abusing consumers with little to no threat of consequence. New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman, FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, and 28 senators have asked the FCC to delay the net neutrality vote until investigators have enough time to look into the theft of millions of Americans’ identities; some even deceased. In addition; the following states will be joining New York in suing the FCC to defend Net Neutrality protections: California Oregon Vermont Washington Delaware Hawaii Iowa Illinois Massachusetts Kentucky Maine Maryland North Carolina Mississippi Pennsylvania Virginia THIS IS AN ATTACK ON DEMOCRACY! Please sign and share this petition and stand in solidarity with aspirers, students, creators, innovators, story-tellers, influencers and agents of change from all over the world! Let’s keep net accessibility fair and equal; beginning with the call for FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to resign! He is a threat to our social and economic well-being and he must be stopped!

Ashlee Marie Preston
1,209 supporters