Petition to Ajit Pai, Mignon Clyburn, Mike O'Rielly, Brendan Carr, Jessica Rosenworcel
Net Neutrality Crisis - Boycott Cyber Monday - Stop Comcast from controlling your internet
Net Neutrality affects everyone in the U.S. who uses the internet. The current FCC chairman, Ajit Pai (appointed by Trump) is planning to hand over control of information flow on the internet. It will flow according to which companies can pay the most to Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, etc. The current FCC would like you to believe that Net Neutrality is an Obama construction, which is false and misleading. During the Obama administration, Net Neutrality (which has existed from the very beginning of the internet) was being threatened and the Obama administration just responded to the threat and created rules to prevent its demise. Protect your right to view any organization's, company's, agency's, institution's information on your web browser without the interference ($$ censorship) of Comcast or Verizon or AT&T; picking and choosing what you can view by who can pay them the most money. Telecom companies will be able to play favorites and slow down or speed up service depending upon who can pay them off the most. There are a number of highly respected organizations and companies opposed to the new FCC intentions, just a few listed below. Please sign this petition and join the people who want to keep the internet free and available to all! EFF - Electronic Frontier Foundation - founded in 1990 -they have been working to keep the internet free for much longer than the current FCC would have you believe. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/11/today-and-every-day-we-fight-defend-open-internet Google Amazon Microsoft https://www.theverge.com/2017/11/22/16691506/portugal-meo-internet-packages-net-neutrality-ajit-pai-plan Portuguese mobile carrier Meo. “In Portugal, with no net neutrality, internet providers are starting to split the net into packages,” he wrote.
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate
Let's make Net Neutrality a basic human right
The open internet is a revolutionary tool that offers countless benefits to everyone around the globe. Whether it be the freedom for anyone to speak one’s mind, start a business, collaborate with others or rally for a cause (like Ratify28), these things are only made possible by a free and open internet. Commonly known as Net Neutrality, all information on the internet must be treated equally. Internet service providers (ISPs) must allow any user to access any data on the internet that they wish. This protection ensures that everyone has a global voice and an equal opportunity. However, Net Neutrality is under attack… Again! Without it, the internet would be a much different place. ISPs would be permitted to control and regulate what their users see and do on the internet by either blocking or slowing websites that do not fit their business interests. Could you imagine if Netflix and Hulu were blocked by Comcast simply because Comcast wanted to force you to use their streaming internet services instead? How about no longer being able to read your favorite newspaper or blogger simply because your ISP didn’t agree with their political affiliation? ISPs have already begun planning for internet “fast lanes”, or toll booths, in order to extort additional fees from online companies. Creating a financial barrier would suppress startups all around the globe as they would not have the funds required to pay these fees. Net Neutrality resolves all of these issues and protects a free and open internet. Unfortunately, we are only days away from a vote that could drastically alter everyone’s online experiences. Therefore, we want to end this fight once and for all. By either directly petitioning Congress or by reaching out to state legislatures to call for a Convention of the States, we would like to propose the 28th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. We want to permanently protect the free and open internet for everyone by ensuring that all data on the internet be treated equally, regardless of its origin.“The right of the people to a fair, open and unbiased internet shall not be infringed.” Learn More:https://www.ratify28.org/
Petition to United States Supreme Court
Save Net Neutrality!
The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to dismantle landmark rules regulating the businesses that connect consumers to the internet, granting broadband companies the power to potentially reshape Americans’ online experiences. This will greatly affect start-ups, live streamers, and regular people like you. WHAT IS NET NEUTRALITY?Net neutrality prevents ISP's(Internet service providers) from giving preferential treatment to some people. For Example, 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. Without Net Neutrality, ISPs can choose what you see online, favoring some sources or blocking others. This means that big cable companies will have 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. Basically, Net Neutrality prevents ISPs from creating paid “fast lanes” that would give faster delivery of content to companies who can afford to pay more. This would have a big effect on normal people and small business owners. 80% on Americans- Including 75% of Republicans- do NOT support the repeal of Net Neutrality. Join these numbers, and make your voice heard.
Petition to Gus Bilirakis, Vern Buchanan, Carlos Curbelo, Ron DeSantis, Mario Diaz-Balart, Neal Dunn, Matt Gaetz, Brian Mast, Bill Posey, Thomas Rooney, Francis Rooney, Dennis Ross, John Rutherford, Daniel Webster, Ted Yoho, Marco Rubio, Federal Communications Commission, Donald Trump, Florida State Senate, Florida State House
URGE FLORIDA CONGRESSMEN TO VOTE FOR NET NEUTRALITY
This petition is aimed at the multiple representatives, and one senator in the state of Florida, who voted to open the door for ISPs to sell customer data in a recent election. Consumer awareness is on the rise, especially as the vote for Net Neutrality draws near (within the next month.) As many know, the state of Florida holds one of the strongest voices in congress, and the votes of the representatives in our 27 districts are not taken lightly. 15 of our 27 Representatives voted in favor of an act similar to the repeal of Net Neutrality, which arguably infringed upon the personal rights of consumers. We can predict, both from their voting patterns, and the hearty compensation they receive from the telecom industry, that the Representatives this petition hopes to appeal to will vote in favor of the repeal of Net Neutrality as instated by Chairman Pai. If Net Neutrality were to be repealed, "ISPs would have the power to block websites, slow them down, give some sites an advantage over others, split the Internet into "fast lanes" for companies that pay and "slow lanes" for the rest, (and could) force (you) to buy special "tiers" to access the sites and services (you) choose." (Cred) For a full disclosure of what exactly your congressmen are voting for, read the entire repeal here. This being said, I urge you, as citizens of Florida to both write to the representatives of your district, and to write to Sen. Marco Rubio, and make sure they're taking the ethical stance on Net Neutrality. Thank you for your time, and support.
Petition to Donald Trump, Craigslist, Department of Justice, Facebook, Council of the European Union, Human Rights Campaign, United States Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of State
Bring back craigslist personals and regulate classified ads websites
Craigslist personals has been a staple since its beginning. However, we have to agree it has been unregulated which allows people to post sketchy ads in secrecy. Quite honest doing no good to the name of Craigslist and this has extended to others ads such as Housing where people post bad ads trying to steal money from others.However, this was not justification to bring down a tool such as Craigslist personals. The dismissal of Craigslist personals is an attack on our civil rights, is an attack of freedom of speech and sexual liberties. Tell me Mr Trump if this would make America great, a place where a hard working American without time for a relationship can't post and ad looking to hook up with someone on similar circumstances and probably start a relationship from there. How is this making America Great where these two hardworking individuals can't find each other. You would argue that in the 80's we didn't have Craigslist, but times have changed, cities such as New York grew 1.3 million between 1980 and 2005 that's far too many extra people, we need better communication tools to reach out these individuals.On the flip side I am a father of one, I self identify as bisexual cross-dresser, without Craigslist to try to contact a man, this goes to the women too these mothers, good wife that are bisexual and can't post an ad looking for a lady. Are we expected to come out of the shadow into adult sites and or go to gay bars? walk into a complete stranger and ask then probably get punched in the face? I did the first already and it didn't go well. I have my sexuality a secret, I created a profile in a reputed adult website and saw a good friend of mines who is extremely homophobic. She was online which prompted me to delete my profile just as soon as I created it. What about that bossy executive that like to be bossy in the office but have a secret?. Where else can a man say "I am a boss, I am bossy, I am the man but when nobody is looking, I like to dress into this beautiful lady". All that sound crazy to straight people but that's people sexuality, and this is America the land of the free.All LGBTQ friends I have talked to agree the law had great intentions we need to stop human trafficking. But there is a damaging line in HR1865 That is in section 3 and this is why we don't have Craigslist personals anymore. You are giving 25 years in prison for "facilitating the prostitution of five or more persons" first of all, this is clearly a direct attack on Craigslist personals and a direct attack on our freedom of communication. You can't stop people from selling their body unfortunately, if they don't do it on Craigslist they will do it in the street no matter what you do. You can't possibly blame Craigslist for other's decisions. This is a job for local police department if they want to penalize prostitution they can even use Craigslist as a tool. While trying to curb online prostitution, the LGBTQ was denied the freedom to communicate. I am not an active member of organized groups I am a father of 1 that work 55 hours a week one of those who could use a quick ad to find someone. We are as big part of America as the straight guy working next to me, as the straight woman working next to me. This also include a man who routinely shows up to work either as a woman or as a man. To religious groups he sounds like a disaster but that disaster work hard and pay taxes like everybody else and everyone in the LGBTQ community to the most straight looking person such as myself. If we allow religious groups to call out those posting on Craigslist and those with cross gender identity, we are favoring a group over another and allowing freedom of speech to be corrupted. What I propose and will allow Craigslist to operate as always and safer Discuss with John Craig how to fix Craigslist not only Craigslist personals but Craigslist in general. I almost paid money for a rented apartment that was being rented under-priced because they were traveling to Europe. The apartment wasn't up for rent. All posters are required to submit information just like in Facebook possibly include picture too. However, the ad will be posted as always, classic craigslist view, except for one thing, the ad will show a check mark on top which means this is a verified profile. So, when I post an ad, the reader will know I am a real person and Craigslist know who I am in case I do something stupid, this person can report me to Craigslist. Craigslist is in the business of being the online classified ads for long time, will cooperate with local authority handing over any piece of evidence that could aid in the capture of any criminals such as those posting fake rent ads. My personal information will only be available to Craigslist. In this manner employers will know my resume is real, unemployed will know the job ad they are reading is real, people looking for apartment will know the apartment they are looking at is real or risk prosecution by law. Yahoo. Microsoft and Craigslist should be elevated to Historic websites, they have been around since the beginning of internet and quite honest, this is not a nice way to treat a site like this. Regulation of Law HR 1865 instead of prosecuting, any facilitator in the prostitution of 5 or more individuals is expected to fully cooperate with law. This instead ask to Craigslist to fully cooperate with the law, hand over any information that could lead to the capture of anyone breaching the law. Regulate the access to Craigslist personals, 16 years old to view ads, 18 years old to reply. Not everybody can access Craigslist personals, posters or not are required to create a Craigslist profile in order to prevent minors from accessing the ads. The sole warning that this content is for adults wont stop a 12 years old from clicking through it and actually going into the ads. So, in the new Craigslist profile we will be required to enter our birthday. Craigslist will review any flagging of ads and report anything that look sketchy such as the pictures of the person look like someone too young and don't match the profile pictures provided to Craigslist, instance that insinuate sex with children. Craigslist reserve the right to post any personal ad. Craigslist usually delay the ads for 15 minutes, these 15 minutes will be used to either accept or reject certain ads based on their content. If an ad is too severe such as trafficking children, craigslist will contact local authorities even if the ad didn't go live. Change the flagging system, when we flag an ad, we can now write why we flagging. I have contacted people in the past and then they ask me for money on e-mails. When I flag, I look like a hater. Honestly I am not against people who sell their body. I'm not in favor neither but is a disgusting move to say "I'm looking for fun" then ask for money via e-mail Include "any individual that facilitate the prostitution of 5 or more individuals... I feel this was a direct attack on Craigslist and the PIMP (boss of prostitutes) get nothing. Allow Craigslist to generate income from digital advertising in order to hire more personnel and follow through with any government inquiries. Homosexuality is not a lifestyle, I didn't choose to be bisexual, I have always been. Being shutdown like this in an attempt to "stop online prostitution" is stating that people like me can't communicate sexual desires. I am an avid user, I have flagged some ads in the past specially those asking for money or those that are looking for fun but ask me for money via e-mails. If we allow Craigslist Personals to go, this law will come after other similar websites such as plenty of fish, adultspace, and others. I and all the supporters of this petition expect you to exercise good use of reasoning. Craigslist is the wild west and need to have better user controls but at the same time, we can't lose Craigslist personals.
Petition to Congress, Jerry Brown, California State Senate, Mayor Kevin Faulconer
AMERICANS AGAINST COX AND ALL UNFAIR INTERNET ACCESS!!
Throughout the country, epitomized in San Diego, CA, a lack of competition between cable/internet providers exists as many localities created systems where competing providers are offered exclusive access to territories. This fosters bad customer service, inflated pricing and poor product. The lack of high speed, affordable internet hurts productivity , hurts business, inhibits educational advancement, further disenfranchises the lower income residents and in general damages a communities development. The lack of Net Neutrality further made a mess of this problem. The problem needs attention from local, state and federal legislatures. I will be the first to sign on as a plaintiff in any class action law suit against COX Communications for unfair trade practices or any other creative claim an enterprising attorney discovers.
Petition to United Nations, President of the United States, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, NATO
Free Cyberistan & its People.
My teacher Mr. McClelland is a big meany and a Human Rights Violator of the likes of Trump. His Human rights violations are as follows: (1) restricted use of Internet access consider by the united nations as a basic right and unity for all peoples; (2) The Right of a electoral process has been denied to me and my people (Cyberistani) from the tyrannical rule of Dictator McClleland. So I ask the American government and the rest of NATO on behalf of my people to conduct military intervention for the pursuit of democracy and Liberty.
Petition to Kennesaw State University Information Technology Services, KSU Marietta, KSU, Sam Olens
Improve Internet Speeds at KSU (Kennesaw and Marietta)
A Slow Network in a Fast-Moving World If you go around and ask any student on campus, they will tell you that the Internet speeds on campus at Kennesaw State University are horrendous right now. I live on the Marietta campus, and each day I encounter download speeds around 5-6Mbps (when the traffic on the network is low), and many times downloads will show speeds of mere Kbps. For a technical school, this is infuriating. Whether it be for instructional files, videos, or personal use, this network connection cannot suffice. Videos buffer, streams stutter, files take an eternity to download... it's just awful. When running a network speed test, you'll notice ping is excellent, as well as upload speed, but it becomes blatantly obvious that download speeds are being excessively throttled. Nowadays, students most definitely have more than one device that utilizes WiFi, so this is a great hindrance. I've been told by many that the speeds on the Marietta campus used to be great, until recent years. If this university is going to improve and grow, the network has to grow with it. Hopefully this plead can be answered. If the network speeds were improved, this would not only improve browsing speeds, but this could open up opportunities to video chat professors or peers about assignments/subjects, allow for study videos to be watched uninterrupted, and much more. Net Neutrality: "Net neutrality is the principle that all Internet traffic should be treated equally. It guarantees a level playing field for all Web sites and Internet technologies. With Net Neutrality, the network's only job is to move data—not to choose which data to privilege with higher quality service. Adopted on February 26, 2015, the Federal Communication Commission's Open Internet rules are designed to protect free expression and innovation on the Internet and promote investment in the nation's broadband networks. The Open Internet rules are grounded in the strongest possible legal foundation by relying on multiple sources of authority, including: Title II of the Communications Act and Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The new rules apply to both fixed and mobile broadband service. Bright Line Rules: No Blocking: broadband providers may not block access to legal content, applications, services, or non-harmful devices.No Throttling: broadband providers may not impair or degrade lawful Internet traffic on the basis of content, applications, services, or non-harmful devices.No Paid Prioritization: broadband providers may not favor some lawful Internet traffic over other lawful traffic in exchange for consideration of any kind—in other words, no "fast lanes." This rule also bans ISPs from prioritizing content and services of their affiliates." Thank you for listening. Sincerely, Evan Welch