Tag Archives: Free and open internet

ALEC And The Destruction Of Net Neutrality

http://thedemocraticstrategist.org/2018/05/poltical-strategy-notes/ We shouldn’t be surprised that the biggest corporate advocates of destroying Net Neutrality — Verizon, Comcast and AT&T — are also deeply involved in the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which provides “template” voter suppression legislation and other Republican-friendly … Continue reading

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Senate Could Overrule FCC Decision To Kill Net Neutrality – Contact Your Senators

Action alert from Fight for the Future.  Contact Chuck and Joni. The Senate just moved to force a vote on net neutrality. Click here to contact  [Chuck and Joni]  right now! TAKE ACTION This is a huge deal and means … Continue reading

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Should Internet Access Be A Basic Right?

Thom Hartmann is the #1 Progressive talk show host in America.  If you think it strange that you’ve never heard of the #1 progressive talker in America,  it is because you live in Iowa where there is only conservative talk … Continue reading

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Bird-dogging 101: How To Get Candidates On The Record

Learn to Get Candidates on the Record in Des Moines Are you sick of elections that seem more like reality shows than the workings of democracy? Learn how to cut through the noise and raise the level of discourse this … Continue reading

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Workshop: Can We Live Free Of Corporate Control?

Host: Free Press Action Fund Where: Old Brick Church and Community Center, 26 E. Market St.,  Iowa City When: Thursday, September 17 at 6:00 p.m. What: Join the Free Press Action Fund and the American Friends Service Committee for this … Continue reading

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President Obama Thanks Activists For Net Neutrality

Blog for Iowa would also like to say congratulations and thank you to all of the internet users in Iowa who contacted the FCC on the issue of net neutrality.  It is because you participated that the free and open … Continue reading

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Republicans Attempt To Beat Back Net Neutrality Rules

Action Alert from DemocracyforAmerica.com: “Net Neutrality Opponents Go To War.” That was the headline of Huffington Post’s Net Neutrality article on Thursday — and it hits the nail on the head. Corporate internet providers and their allies in Congress are … Continue reading

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President Obama Reaffirms Commitment To Net Neutrality

Last week President Obama reiterated his “unequivocal support for net neutrality” because he does not want to “limit the power of the Internet.” The President said he can’t just call up FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and tell him what to … Continue reading

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Sports And Net Neutrality

“Fast lanes would serve only one purpose,” said Michael J. Mellis of MLB (Major League Baseball) Advanced Media LP in a public comment to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding net neutrality. “For Broadband ISPs to receive an economic windfall.” … Continue reading

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Rep. Dave Loebsack Calls for Reclassification To Ensure A Free And Open Internet

Yesterday,  Congressman Loebsack sent a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and FCC commissioners calling on the commission to maintain a strong net neutrality policy,  to consider banning paid prioritization, and urging reclassification of ISPs as common carriers to ensure … Continue reading

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