EMBARGOED UNTIL 1pm EST on MAY 7th
May 7, 2014
Margaret Flowers - 410-591-0892 (on site)
Kevin Zeese: 301-996-6582 (on site)
Kevin Huang or Evan Greer
Phone: 510-648-5048 or 978-852-6457
Net neutrality activists plan to camp out day and night at FCC headquarters in DC to oppose net discrimination, demand digital equality for all
Several civil liberties and free speech groups have called for a rally today at the FCC during which they will announce their longterm encampment at FCC headquarters to oppose the agency’s new proposal that would allow online discrimination through fast and slow “lanes” of Internet traffic.
On Wednesday May 7th, Internet activists will be protesting and rallying at the FCC Headquarters in Washington, DC to demand that the FCC drops its new proposal to allow net discrimination. During the rally, a small group of activists will be announcing their plans to camp out on the sidewalk outside FCC headquarters. The ongoing encampment at will include actions every day at the FCC.
WHAT: Camp Out to Save the Internet! Net neutrality protest encampment at FCC.
WHEN: May 7, 2014, ongoing protest from Noon to 5pm, Rally at 5pm
WHERE: FCC Building ( 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC )
WHY: To demand that the FCC drop its new proposal that allows net discrimination by creating fast and slow lanes for internet traffic.
VISUALS: Group of protesters with “Save the Internet” banner, FCC building, activists sleeping outside FCC in sleeping bags, speeches, puppets.
WHO: The protests are organized by PopularResistance.org and Fight for the Future, in collaboration with thousands of online supporters.
Fight for the Future works to excite the Internet to fight for the public good, our basic rights and freedoms. Founded in 2011, we're known for effective, viral organizing and mass engagement through the distributed organizing platforms we've built, including the SOPA protests in the winter of 2011-2012 and the Internet Defense League. For more information, visit www.fightforthefuture.org or our Facebook and Twitter pages.