Petition to Federal Communications Commission, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
Save Net Neutrality
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. In December of 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 to repeal net neutrality rules -- 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 will have global implications for the way the world shares and receives information from journalists, newsrooms, and NGO’s. However, following the FCC’s vote, Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.) announced a Congressional Review Act resolution that if passed, would stop net neutrality repeal. That resolution now has the support of 50 senate members, which means just one more vote is needed for it to pass the Senate. 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 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 Ajit Pai, Donald Trump, Cheryl King
Internet Privacy and Net Neutrality
While many of you may think that you are secure on the internet, none of you are. How many of you have a Gmail? How about a Google plus or a twitter account? YouTube? These programs are tracking you. Public law 115-22, passed on April 3, takes privacy protection to a whole new level. On December 16, 2016, the Obama administration and The FCC (Federal Communications Commission), passed a law relating to “Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services”, or FCC 16-148. While you can feel free to Google that, it’s a 72-page document, so I’ll just give you the gist of it. This new law protected Net Neutrality and customer privacy. Internet Service providers such as Verizon now had to protect their subscribers from cyberattacks, report any cyberattacks, protect their subscriber’s privacy, and could not sell user data. Consider this: you pay for Internet. You don’t pay for Google or Twitter. Google and twitter’s services are free. Google only makes $32 dollars off you. If you had been willing to pay just $32, you could get Google without trackers! But in the early 2000’s, the consumers decided that they didn’t want to pay for internet services. So, websites like Tripod (The precursor of Myspace, which was the precursor of Facebook, etc.), started placing ads on their pages. This worked great for a while, up until some executive decided that they could make more money if they targeted specific users. (Ad Networks pay-per-click, which means the more clicks on an ad, the more the website makes.) And so tracking was born! But back to Public law 115-22. No only does this law remove online privacy protections, but it also means that ISPs no longer have to report cyberattacks, so your passwords, Social Security Number, and more could be compromised, and Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, Bell, or whatever ISP you use, wouldn’t even have to tell you! And guess what? That data that ISPs now have access to means that they are making even more money by selling your data that you pay them to acquire. Not to mention, Net Neutrality is down the toilet as well, which means that the internet could be more like a TV service, where you pay for individual sites, or websites like Netflix would have to pay to deliver their content to customers on that ISP. So what can you do? You can sign my petition, or talk to your local congressman. And to protect your data, you can sign up for a VPN like Tunnel Bear, or use TOR, i2p, or freenet. You can also look for a green lock on the upper left hand corner of your browser to ensure that the site that you are browsing is secure. But most importantly, you need to stay aware of what you are sharing online, and who you are sharing it with. And remember, your data isn’t yours anymore when it’s on the Internet.
Petition to Google, Inc, Google, Facebook, Amazon.com, Apple
Call on Google, Amazon, Apple & Facebook to save Net Neutrality!
On December 14th, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to take up a proposal to repeal Net Neutrality. The plan the repeal Net Neutrality is expected to be successful. As such, we'd like to extend this opportunity to Google, Amazon, Apple & Facebook to do something great...Save The Internet! As the information and business backbone of our society, this decision would be nothing short of horrendous - imagine what your cable company will do when they can treat the internet like cable. This attack on the free and open internet, one that has allowed the US to lead global information and tech innovation, will suffocate US innovation and seriously damage the economy. Therefore we humbly call on Google, Amazon, Apple & Facebook to pull all their services - Gmail, Google Drive, Google Maps, GSuite, Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Calendar, Google AdWords, Google Analytics, etc.; Amazon, Zappos, Amazon Web Services, Audible; iTunes, iDrive, Apple Music, etc.; Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, etc from any ISP that takes advantage of any rule weakening or destroying Net Neutrality. We also call on Google, Amazon, Apple & Facebook to vigorously oppose any government to allow ISPs to block, slow, or otherwise discriminate against certain content or applications. Imagine a world where we're still all using AOL on dial-up. Changes to the new rules include any changes to network access or speed, either to the benefit of those who can pay more to have their content move faster than others through the network of an ISP, or to the detriment of those who do not, in effect forcing ISPs to treat themselves as "common carriers". _______ If Net Neutrality is not upheld, internet service providers (ISPs), generally your cable company, will be able to decide which websites you can see, prevent you from accessing any website they see fit, charge you extra for access to certain pages or services (think $5/mo for Facebook!), and destroy new innovations. Additional materials "See what no net neutrality looks like": www.qz.com/why-is-net- neutrality-important-look-to- portugal-and-spain-to- understand/ "FCC plan would give Internet providers power to choose the sites customers see and use": https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/11/21/the-fcc-has-unveiled-its-plan-to-rollback-its-net-neutrality-rules/?utm_term=.709e09581684 "Net Neutrality, The Smart People's Guide": https://www. techrepublic.com/article/net- neutrality-the-smart-persons- guide/ ISP Lobbyist Talking Points: https://www.documentcloud. org/documents/3728775-GOP- Member-Toolkit-FCC-Open- Internet-Order-5-2017.html
Petition to FCC, United States Supreme Court, Federal Trade Commission, Ajit Pai
Protect Net Neutrality from the Trump Administration
The internet has helped to boost the economy, create an amazing tool for educators, and provides an outlet for communication with people all over the world. However, the simple policy that keeps the internet a strangely level-playing field (and the internet itself) is under fire from both the Trump administration and service providers like Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon. Sign this petition to call on the FCC to protect net neutrality under the Trump administration. Net neutrality regulations are set to stop ISPs like the big cable and phone companies from favoring/crippling certain websites and services for their own benefit and monetary gain. These rulings could be reversed as Republicans look to deregulate private industries. As a junior in high school, I can appreciate the need to be able to complete homework, communicate, and access streaming media like Netflix without an ISP slowing down my traffic. In the 21st century, internet is like running water, electricity, or transportation. Those without neutral access to it are at a major disadvantage. If net neutrality goes away, the internet will become distorted, and your access to certain content will be based upon your ISP's financial interests and what you're willing to pay, like cable television, hurting the consumer. Let's stop the telecom lobbyists who buy their influence, and the private companies who already control so much of our media before it is too late.
Petition to Hawaii’s Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Un-ban Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in hawaii
Crypto-currencies are a growing market, with the some of them skyrocketing in prices but Hawaii’s Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs has put a halt to the buying and selling of these currencies. because they made a law that forces exchanges hold an equal amount of cash onsite for all crypto-currency distributed. Due to the fluctuating prices of the currencies, and the ability to trade different crypto-currencies simultaneously, it makes it impossible for these exchanges to work in Hawaii. With the amount of tourists arriving in our state, and other large countries like Japan having crypto-currency booms, our state is missing out on tons of revenue. If they decide to retract this law, then the amount of money local businesses can make will increase, and people in Hawaii will be able to buy and sell bitcoin and other crypto-currencies with ease.
Petition to California State House, California State Senate, Oregon State House, Oregon State Senate, Washington State House, Washington State Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate
Stop Internet Service Providers from Selling Our Private Online Data
On April 3rd, 2017 President Donald Trump signed legislation allowing internet service providers (ISPs) to save and sell your private online search data. The legislation was authored by Senator Jeff Flake, R-AZ. This means ISPs like Comcast, Time Warner, and Verizon will have access to anything you have searched for, even in private browsing mode, and can sell that information to the highest bidder. The ISP lobbyists and their cronies in Congress successfully argued that it was unfair to restrict service providers from spying on your browsing habits because online companies like Facebook can already legally use browsing data to advertise to you. But companies like Facebook are opt-in and can be blocked from accessing your data by using private browsing modes or connecting via a Virtual Private Network, or VPN. Your ISP can see what you've looked at online no matter what security measures you take. ISPs also typically have monopoly power over entire areas of the country, all while collecting federal subsidies to expand their broadband capacity. This means consumers have no choice but to be automatically "opted-in" to being actively monitored online by their monopoly-holding ISPs if they want to connect to the internet. It's time to stand up for basic consumer rights and stop the for-profit collusion of our elected officials and greedy, privacy-invading internet service providers. We're calling on our representatives to take the lead by introducing legislation to restore FCC privacy rules.
Petition to Ajit Pai, Donald Trump
Keep Net Neutrality
Hello people of the internet. I am assuming your wifi is slowed down at the moment for being on this website. This is because there is no longer net neutrality available to you depending on your internet service provider. When you talk about net neutrality your probably just making it up as you go. The concept of net neutrality is that your internet service providers should allow access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites. Now as you all know President Trump has gotten rid of net neutrality with his head of the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) Ajit Pai. This means that smaller businesses on the web have trouble competing with larger ones due to the fact that they can’t afford to pay providers to make their internet work. What kind of person does not support small businesses? Bringing back net neutrality would put regulations on service providers so all people are equal. Now for people who don’t want these regulations, if we don’t have net neutrality it would be like a city without police. I hope we can make a difference together.