Group to hold briefing on Net Neutrality and the fight for digital rights
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 26, 2017) — Voices for Internet Freedom Coalition will join with the Congressional Progressive Caucus for a live briefing celebrating the two-year anniversary of the FCC vote to protect the open internet from 3–4:30 p.m., Mon., Feb. 27 in the Cannon House Office Building, Room 122, Washington, D.C.
Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-33) will join the other featured speaker, FCC Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn, to discuss the long fight that led to the historic 2015 victory for Net Neutrality and the threats the Trump administration poses. Representatives from racial justice and public interest groups, as well as grassroots activists, will share their perspectives on the open internet’s importance as a tool for communities of color.
A panel will include:
Brandi Collins, campaign director, Color Of Change
Joseph Torres, senior external affairs director, Free Press
Dante Barry, executive director, Million Hoodies Movement for Justice
Steven Renderos, organizing director, Center for Media Justice
Gloria Tristani, former FCC commissioner and special policy adviser to the National Hispanic Media Coalition
The briefing will be followed by a reception at 5 p.m. at 201 Bar on 201 Massachusetts Ave. NE sponsored by the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Voices for Internet Freedom Coalition.
The Voices For Internet Freedom Coalition is a project coordinated by the Center for Media Justice and Free Press in partnership with Color Of Change and the National Hispanic Media Coalition.
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