Ajit Pai, the Trump-appointed Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), is coming to San Francisco on Tuesday, September 12 for a “fireside chat” with tech executives about expanding access and bridging the digital divide for underserved communities. But we aren’t fooled by lip service about expanding opportunity.

Pai has made his stance clear: he wants to kill net neutrality and give control of the Internet to companies like Comcast and AT&T.

That’s why CMJ, Bay Area MAG-Net members, and our allies are gathering in San Francisco to tell Chairman Pai: There can be no conversation about opportunity online without real net neutrality.

We will gather outside Galvanize, the venue where Pai will be speaking, with speakers (including CMJ’s new National Field Organizer for Internet Rights, Erin Shields!), signs, and chants to send a message to press and the world: From tech workers to community organizers and beyond, the Bay Area demands real net neutrality.

Will you join us on Tuesday, Sep 12, to protect the Open Internet? Here are the details:

Our communities depend on a free and open internet to innovate, organize for racial justice, and communicate. With people of color, queer and trans folks, and other marginalized communities at risk, our fight for democracy depends on our ability to connect with one another without censorship or interference.

This event is co-hosted by: CMJ; MAG-Net members Media Alliance, TURN, the Greenlining Institute and Ella Baker Center; CREDO Mobile; Electronic Frontier Foundation; 18 Million Rising; Color of Change; Free Press; Courage Campaign; and ACLU of Northern California.


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