Verizon Protests – Pai-Led Massive Vote To Dismantle The Net Neutrality Protections

Verizon Protests – Pai-Led Massive Vote To Dismantle The Net Neutrality Protections
By Camilo Sanchez (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Yesterday Ajit Pai, head of the Federal Communications Commission and former Verizon lawyer, spoke at Verizon headquarters in DC.1

That’s right, just one week before the Pai-led massive vote to dismantle the Net Neutrality protections tens of millions of Americans fought for, Pai is back at home bragging about his plan — which has been hailed as a victory for telecoms.2

We can’t let them get away with this. That’s why we have our own plan. The numbers:

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On their side: One vote to ruin our open Internet, one former Verizon lawyer in charge of that vote,3 and one speech at Verizon to brag about that vote.4

On the Internet’s side: More than 600 planned protests at Verizon stores tomorrow, in 50 states, with thousands of people signed up.5


We can win, but we have to act. The forces that want to undo Net Neutrality are powerful and will say anything,6 and stop at nothing. But what they don’t have is you.

Tomorrow, Thursday, December 7th, will be a historic day of protests as over 600 grassroots demonstrations will pop up to support Title II Net Neutrality protections, planned at Verizon stores and congressional offices.

Be part of the action and help save the Internet — find a Verizon protest near you. (And if there isn’t an event near you, host one!)

If enough of us show up tomorrow, Congress will be forced to act to stop Pai’s plan. Join the fight for the Internet — sign up now, Jacob.

Yours for an open web,
Katy, on behalf of OpenMedia

P.S. Looking for other ways to fight for our open web? You can fuel the fight by donating even $5 today — every dollar helps!


[1, 4] The former Verizon lawyer in charge of the FCC is speaking at an event tomorrow … at Verizon Headquarters: Huffington Post

[2] F.C.C. Plans Net Neutrality Repeal in a Victory for Telecoms: New York Times

[3] Ex-Verizon lawyer Ajit Pai confirmed to second term as FCC chair: Fast Company

[5] Pro-net neutrality groups are planning protests at Verizon stores on December 7th: The Verge

[6] F.C.C. Invokes Internet Freedom While Trying to Kill It: New York Times

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