2019 could be the year we take back the Internet.
Almost 40 anti-net neutrality members of Congress were defeated in the midterm elections. We have allies poised to act at the state and federal level to overrule Ajit Pai’s repeal of net neutrality. We have plans to run ads, organize protests, and mobilize massive online pressure.
But there’s one problem: we currently don’t have the funds we need to execute those plans and win.
After a critical year fighting to stop Ajit Pai’s repeal of net neutrality, our war chest is severely depleted. If we don’t have a serious influx of funding in the next three days, we will start the new year in a fundraising hole at the worst possible time. But the good news is that we have generous donors who are willing to DOUBLE your donation if you give before midnight on December 31.
Fight for the Future is facing a year-end fundraising shortfall at the worst possible time, with the Internet in maximum danger. Will you rush a donation right now to help meet our year-end fundraising goal? Your donation will be MATCHED 100%.
In the last year, we turned outrage at the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality into a political force to be reckoned with.
At the start of the year, media were declaring net neutrality dead, despite more than 80% public support for the Open Internet Order.1,2
But our Battle For The Net campaign channeled the public consensus into effective political action that pressured the Senate to vote to overrule the FCC. Then on Election Day, voters made their displeasure known by defeating a wave of Big Cable-funded, anti-net neutrality members of Congress.
Now we’re suddenly in a position to bring the backlash to Capitol Hill and fight to make net neutrality the law of the land.
We’re building new Internet campaigning tools and crafting new strategies to channel political power for Internet freedom in 2019. Here’s just a taste of what we have in mind:
Keep up the fight for net neutrality and beat back any so-called “compromise” bill Big Cable might propose to pre-empt strong action,
Secure a win on Internet privacy by educating the public about how their data are used against them and holding big tech firms accountable,
Stop anti-consumer media mergers like the one pending between Sprint and T-Mobile, and
Defend our most basic rights in the digital age, ensuring that technology is used to expand free expression and democracy, rather than trample it.
I won’t lie—these are ambitious goals.
That’s why we can’t afford to kick off the year behind on our fundraising goals. But that’s what we’re looking at now, unless supporters like you step up before New Year’s Eve.
It’s this simple: without sufficient funding, we’ll have to cut back on some or all of these priorities. We don’t want to let that happen, so that’s why we’re asking so directly.
Will you make a donation today to make sure we have the funding we need to fight for the free and open internet in 2019? Your donation will be DOUBLED by generous donors.
For the Internet,
Sarah at Fight for the Future
- Voice of the People: http://vop.org/tag/net-neutrality/
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