Mary Alice Crim

Field Director

Mary Alice directs Free Press’ field efforts, leads our campaign to stop the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, and participates in ongoing campaign and policy initiatives through outreach, organizing and public education activities. She also develops, plans and runs Free Press events like the National Conference for Media Reform and leads the organization’s member-engagement work. Mary Alice serves on the board of Northampton Community Television and earned bachelor's degrees in media studies and Spanish from Southern Connecticut State University. When she isn’t working she’s likely taking on one of her hobbies: softball, volleyball, playing with her dog, gardening and brewing.


  • Two Net Neutrality-Fueled Weeks at Free Press

    September 23, 2014
    We’re doubling our caffeine intake at Free Press these days thanks to the round-the-clock organizing we’re doing to save Net Neutrality and block the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger.
  • Public to FCC: Stop the Merger

    August 27, 2014
    This week, tens of thousands of people — along with dozens of public interest organizations, media companies, and competitive telecom providers — spoke out against the kind of trouble we can expect if Comcast is allowed to merge with Time Warner Cable.
  • Want to Do More to Save the Net? Read This!

    August 19, 2014
    FCC votes on Net Neutrality and the proposed Comcast merger are looming — which makes this a crucial time to take action and mobilize everyone you know to join the fight.

Recent Press Statements

  • Net Neutrality Supporters Speak Out in Texas

    October 21, 2014
    COLLEGE STATION — On Tuesday in College Station, Texas, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai held a public meeting on the agency’s open Internet proceeding. Approximately 100 people attended the event, including dozens who participated in a Net Neutrality rally prior to the forum.
  • Day Two of the National Conference for Media Reform Gets Rolling

    April 6, 2013

    DENVER -- On Saturday, the National Conference for Media Reform — the nation's largest event devoted to issues of media, technology and democracy — continues into its second day at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. Nearly 2,000 people from every state in the country and dozens of countries around the world have convened to strategize, celebrate and fight for better media. The conference runs through Sun., April 7.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good