Campaigns

Fire Nashville Teacher Who Ripped Off Student’s Hijab

We demand that the New Vision Academy Charter school fire the teacher who violated the student’s body and privacy. There should be a zero-tolerance policy for teachers’ actions that physically harm students and then publicize them online.

Tell FCC Chairman Pai: No Trump TV

The FCC should not repeal rules that protect competition and a free press. We urge Chairman Ajit Pai and the rest of the Commission to vote against broadcast deregulation on November 16th. The reinstatement of a UHF discount serves no purpose other than to facilitate the merger of the Sinclair-Tribune corporations—a blatant quid pro quo in exchange for the company’s positive coverage of the Trump administration.

Prevent a Trump TV Takeover

The FCC’s reinstatement of the UHF discount that has allowed for the Sinclair Broadcast Group to attempt its merger with Tribune Media, Co. is alarming. I do not support this merger, which would allow a single media group to own over 70% of the country’s airwaves.

I urge the FCC to block the Sinclair-Tribune merger and reinstate policies that allow for a free press and a diversity of opinions.

Thank you!

Tell the Senate: Don’t criminalize free speech

The Israel Anti-Boycott Act will criminalize our First Amendment rights to free speech, and silence a movement that aims to ensure equal, human rights for Palestinians.

I urge you to oppose this legislation.

 

Tell the FCC and Congress: Don’t Kill Net Neutrality

The FCC’s Open Internet Rules (net neutrality rules) are extremely important to me. I urge you to protect them.

I don’t want ISPs to have the power to block websites, slow them down, give some sites an advantage over others, or split the Internet into “fast lanes” for companies that pay and “slow lanes” for the rest.

Now is not the time to let giant ISPs censor what we see and do online.

Censorship by ISPs is a serious problem. Comcast has throttled Netflix, AT&T blocked FaceTime, Time Warner Cable throttled the popular game League of Legends, and Verizon admitted it will introduce fast lanes for sites that pay-and slow lanes for everyone else-if the FCC lifts the rules. This hurts consumers and businesses large and small.

Courts have made clear that if the FCC ends Title II classification, the FCC must let ISPs offer “fast lanes” to websites for a fee.

Chairman Pai has made clear that he intends to do exactly this.

But if some companies can pay our ISPs to have their content load faster, startups and small businesses that can’t pay those fees won’t be able to compete. You will kill the open marketplace that has enabled millions of small businesses and created the 5 most valuable companies in America-just to further enrich a few much less valuable cable giants famous for sky-high prices and abysmal customer service.

Internet providers will be able to impose a private tax on every sector of the American economy.

Moreover, under Chairman Pai’s plan, ISPs will be able to make it more difficult to access political speech that they don’t like. They’ll be able to charge fees for website delivery that would make it harder for blogs, nonprofits, artists, and others who can’t pay up to have their voices heard.

I’m sending this to the FCC’s open proceeding, but I worry that Chairman Pai, a former Verizon lawyer, has made his plans and will ignore me and millions of other Americans.

So I’m also sending this to my members of Congress. Please publicly support the FCC’s existing net neutrality rules based on Title II, and denounce Chairman Pai’s plans. Do whatever you can to dissuade him.

Thank you!

Protect our communities from ICE harrassment

We are contacting you for help. We need to protect our communities from this harassment. We need agencies who follow the rules that they are supposed to follow. These are people who you represent. We need to know that you will do everything in your power to help us ensure that this will not happen again.

CA State Assembly: Support SB54 and SB31

California needs to set a bold example by standing up for immigrants and Muslims and against the Trump administration’s racist attacks on our communities.

Please vote YES on the California Values Act and the Religious Freedom Act!