FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 11, 2017
Media contact: Pierce Stanley, 202.350.0454, [email protected]
Tomorrow’s Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality—led by Demand Progress and allies Fight for the Future and Free Press Action Fund—will feature some of the world’s largest online platforms, including Twitter, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Reddit, and Netflix, among many others, as well as some of the biggest grassroots groups in the country.
In just hours, sites across the internet will begin displaying alerts demonstrating what a world without net neutrality would look like—including the infamous ‘spinning wheel of death’—and encourage people to contact the FCC and Congress to voice opposition to Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to roll back Title II net neutrality protections, which prevent ISPs from slowing down and blocking websites.
For more on what sites are doing, see: https://www.battleforthenet.com/july12#join
The following can be attributed to Demand Progress Director of Communications and Operations, Mark Stanley:
‘FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to roll back net neutrality protections represents a threat so severe to the open internet that the largest web platforms in the world, scrappy activists and individuals from across the political spectrum are banding together. The public won’t sit idly by as the doors are opened for Big Cable companies to slow down and block websites. On the day of action, people will take a stand for their ability to communicate freely, to organize and to innovate online, and they’ll keep fighting until the FCC drops its plans to dismantle net neutrality.’