From the busy streets of Camden to the flat farmlands of Gloucester County to the tree-blessed avenues of Montclair, the message is consistent: New Jersey residents crave information that existing media outlets don’t provide.
People from across the country have already generated more than 1 million comments and signatures in support of real Net Neutrality. And outside the FCC’s headquarters, a range of advocacy groups, members of Congress and nearly 100 activists rallied to preserve the open internet.
FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn confessed “that a small part” of her was feeling “a little down” when she arrived at the Los Angeles Community Action Network in the city’s Skid Row neighborhood on Wednesday for a public forum on internet-related issues.
The 25 participants voiced strong support for the idea of a state fund that would support enterprising reporting on local news while aggregating multiple types of information useful to South Jersey residents.
Last Thursday we printed our chant sheets, bought a couple of dollar-store ponchos, had a sign-making party and picked up a bullhorn we’d borrowed. If FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wouldn’t come to the American people, the American people would come to Pai.