Thu, 25 May 2006
I knew that Left and Right would eventually have to come together on something. It took the possibility of losing Net Neutrality for it to happen, and it's a beautiful thing! We are all in this fight together, and we all stand to lose if Net Neutrality becomes a thing of the past. Help keep the internet neutral.
Dear MoveOn member,
We never thought we'd see the day, but it's come: we're working together
with the Christian Coalition. You read that right--the Christian Coalition
has joined everyone from Google to MoveOn to the Gun Owners of
America in the fight for Internet freedom. The momentum is on our side.
Internet companies like AT&T have been trying to win this fight by
telling Republicans in Congress this is just a left-wing issue. But
MoveOn and the Christian Coalition have designed a full-page
New York Times ad to expose the truth: people across the spectrum
are united behind Internet freedom! If we get that message out, we win.
The ad will cost $70,000 to run. If 2,000 people give $35 each, we'll
be there. Plus, every dollar you give will be matched by a generous
Can you contribute to run an Internet freedom ad with the improbable
pairing of MoveOn and the Christian Coalition? Click here to see the
ad and make a donation:
This ad will make a big splash in Congress, with the public, and in the
news. We'll share the cost of the ad with our partners, and any funds
raised above our share will help support the organizing costs of MoveOn's
Internet freedom campaign.
Last year, we received a very humbling gift: a MoveOn member named us
in her will for over half a million dollars. This money is set up as a matching
fund for critically important initiatives like this one. Every dollar you give
today will bring in a dollar from this bequest, up to $100,000.
Everyone knows we deeply disagree with the Christian Coalition on many
issues. It's safe to say the same is true for them. But we can agree on
preserving the Internet as a venue for democratic participation, economic
innovation, and free speech.1 The only serious opposition to Internet
freedom comes from AT&T and other Internet operators who are spending
millions lobbying Congress for more control over what we see and do online.
To win this fight, we need to show Congress the huge public backlash
they will face if they sell out the Internet. The pairing of MoveOn and
the Christian Coalition is unheard of, and it's sure to get Congress'
Help run this attention-getting ad featuring MoveOn and the
Christian Coalition. You can make a contribution at:
Internet users of all
political stripes are fighting back
The SavetheInternet.com Coalition--led
by Free Press--includes the
Christian Coalition, MoveOn, Gun Owners of America, the ACLU,
Craigslist, Free Press, small businesses, consumer
advocates, musicians such as Moby, R.E.M.,
The Roots, Trent Reznor of NIN, the Indigo Girls, and
Chicks, and over 700 other organizations from around the country.
supporting Net Neutrality are high-tech pioneers like Google,
Amazon, and eBay,
as well as "fathers of the Internet" Vint Cerf and
Tim Berners-Lee (the
of the www). We're part of something huge.
Thank you for all you do.
--Eli Pariser, Adam Green, Noah T. Winer, and the MoveOn.org Civic
Thursday, May 25th, 2006
P.S. You can find out more about naming MoveOn as a beneficiary
in your will by clicking here:
1. "Christian Coalition Announces Support for 'Net Neutrality' to
Prevent Giant Phone and Cable Companies From Discriminating
Against Web Sites," Christian Coalition, May 17, 2006
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