Jessica J. González

Deputy Director and Senior Counsel

Jessica works closely with the executive team and key stakeholders to develop and execute strategies to advance Free Press’ mission. Jessica has been a key voice in the fights for Net Neutrality, affordable internet service and media diversity. Previously, she was the executive vice president and general counsel at the National Hispanic Media Coalition, where she led the policy shop and helped coordinate campaigns against racist and xenophobic media programming. Prior to that she was a staff attorney and teaching fellow at Georgetown Law’s Institute for Public Representation, where she represented public interest and civil rights groups before the FCC, the NTIA and in the courts of appeal. Jessica has testified before Congress on multiple occasions, including once before the House to support Net Neutrality while suffering from acute morning sickness, and another time before the Senate while eight months pregnant to support affordable internet access for low-income people. Follow her on Twitter @JGo4Justice.

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In the News

  • GAO: Existing FCC Reforms Likely to Help 'Tighten Up' Lifeline

    Politico
    September 7, 2017

    The author of a GAO report critical of the FCC's Lifeline program said the Commission's 2016 reforms may resolve some concerns of waste, fraud and abuse. Free Press Deputy Director Jessica Gonzalez called the report "outdated" and "sensationalized."

  • Lifeline Waste Accusations Rooted in Bias, Senate Panel Told

    Law 360
    September 7, 2017

    Perceptions of waste and abuse in the subsidized Lifeline program often stem from “overblown, and frankly offensive" assumptions about poor and minority communities, a representative from Free Press told the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

  • Reps. Price and Huffman Introduce Local and Independent Television Protection Act

    Reps. Price and Huffman
    July 27, 2017

    New legislation introduced today by Reps. David Price and Jared Huffman would protect local television markets across the country from corporate consolidation by permanently ending the so-called “UHF discount,” an obsolete FCC loophole that the Trump administration wants to revive to benefit right-wing media conglomerates.

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