You are invited to join EFF next Thursday, November 20, for a free public event on the quickly unfolding national debate on net neutrality, to be hosted at San Francisco City Hall.
The event is “Bay Area Speaks: A People’s Hearing on the Future of the Internet,” where you are invited to testify at City Hall about why net neutrality matters to Bay Area communities. Attendees will also receive an update from the lawyers, policy analysts, and activists who have been working on the front lines to make sure the FCC takes the right path forward.
Before the hearing, supporters will rally outside City Hall at 5:30pm and are encouraged to bring cell phones, laptops, and flashlights for a cell phone vigil and to hold signs and colorful art to demonstrate support for Internet freedom. Download this image to display on your screen at the rally.
What: “Bay Area Speaks: A People's Hearing on the Future of the Internet”
Who: Former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps; Amy Sonnie, Outreach Director of the Oakland Public Library; Jay Nath, Chief Innovation Officer for the City of San Francisco; Corynne McSherry, Director of Intellectual Property at the Electronic Frontier Foundation; Malkia Cyril, Executive Director of the Center for Media Justice; Tim Poznar of Fandor.com; and others.
Date: Thursday, November 20
Time: Rally – 5:30 pm, Hearing – 7 pm
Where: San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place; Room 305
PLEASE RSVP HERE
The People’s Hearing comes at a key moment in the debate over net neutrality. Last Monday, President Barack Obama issued a statement
in support of full, clear net neutrality rules, echoing the demands of the 4 million Americans who have spoken out in favor of the same reforms throughout the year. The FCC is weighing its options now and is expected to act as early as December.
It’s time to make sure California voices are heard in the national discussions.The fight isn’t over yet; come meet us at the front lines.
Hope to see you there,
PS: Can’t make it to the event? We’ll be streaming live starting at 7pm on Thursday, November 20.