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Save the Internet – MoveOn’s Petition April 27, 2006 7:22 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Politics, Touchy Subjects, United States
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Everyone should have heard about the Save The Internet movement and the proposed law that has all technologists in fear.

Congress is now pushing a law that would end the free and open Internet as we know it. Internet providers like AT&T and Verizon are lobbying Congress hard to gut Network Neutrality, the Internet’s First Amendment. Net Neutrality prevents AT&T from choosing which websites open most easily for you based on which site pays AT&T more. So Amazon doesn’t have to outbid Barnes & Noble for the right to work more properly on your computer.

Many members of Congress take campaign contributions from these companies, and they don’t think the public are paying attention to this issue. Let’s show them we care – please sign this petition today.

MoveOn.org has put up an online petition. Here is MoveOn’s privacy policy:

Privacy Policy

We do not share the information you’ve given us with unaffiliated groups without your explicit permission.
Petitions and Surveys

For petitions and surveys you’ve signed or completed, we treat your name, city, state, and comments as public information—for example, we may provide compilations of petitions, with your comments, to the President and legislators, other targets, or to the press. We will not make your street address publicly available, but we may transmit it to members of Congress and to the President as part of a petition. This is a standard industry practice in such situations. In no such case will we disclose your email address or phone number, without your permission. We may also make your comments, along with your first name, city and state available to the press and public online.
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In certain cases, we enable you to send individual e-mails to the President, legislators, and other targets as well as Letters-to-the-Editor to various news publications, through our website. These messages are sent in your name, with your e-mail address as the return address and your full name and contact information is provided as part of the submission. These messages will only be sent out under your name as you approve them on an individual basis using our email tool. You are solely responsible for the specific message(s) you send using our email tool.
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FreePress.net also has a petition.

I’d like to emphasize that these petitions are great but nothing communicates to a politican as much as a handwritten letter, email, fax or phone call directly from you! Contact your representative today!

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