Hey Bay Area! Speak Out for Real Net Neutrality

Obama has made it clear: He wants real Net Neutrality.

Obama’s bold statement on Monday marks a critical turning point in the fight for the open Internet — but we haven’t won yet. We need to keep the pressure on until the FCC listens to the president and the public and does the right thing.

That’s why we’re co-hosting Bay Area Speaks: A People’s Hearing on the Future of the Internet.

On Thurs., Nov. 20, people in the Bay Area will have a chance to speak out for real Net Neutrality. Attendees can share stories about the role the Internet plays in their lives — and why it’s so important to preserve a free and open network.

Participants will include former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, Malkia Cyril of the Media Action Grassroots Network, local musician Jennifer Johns, Jay Nath of the Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation, Corynne McSherry of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Ana Montes of the Utility Reform Network and Amy Sonnie of the Oakland Public Library.

Here are the details:

What: Bay Area Speaks: A People’s Hearing on the Future of the Internet
When: Thurs., Nov. 20: Rally outside at 5:30 p.m.; the hearing starts at 7 p.m.
Where: San Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Who: We’re partnering with our allies at, Common Cause, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) and the Media Alliance to host this event.
RSVP: Sign up here. This event is free and open to the public.

Before the hearing, we’ll rally outside City Hall and raise our cellphones, laptops and tablets with this image loaded.

If you live in the Bay Area, please sign up — and if you can’t make it, spread the word to your friends and neighbors. We need as many people as possible to push the FCC to do what it takes to protect our rights online.

California, the Internet is counting on you!

Original photo by Flickr user Sergio Ruiz

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good