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Tell Congress they must fight for us to preserve internet neutrality

By The PEN (People's Email Network)  Posted by Joan Brunwasser (about the submitter)       (Page 1 of 2 pages)   No comments
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The only reason you are able to receive this alert at all is because corporate
special interests have NOT YET succeeded in taking control of what you may view
over the internet.


But just recently AOL was caught trashing emails that contained a reference to a
web site they did not like. In communist China today they are actually policing
political thought online even now. It is the free and open exchange of ideas
that has been the primary factor in the miraculous and inspiring growth of the
world wide web as we know it today. But now corporate telecom giants in our own
country like AT&T and Verizon are spending millions of dollars to try to get
Congress to enable corruption of the internet

There are some real heros in Congress like Rep Ed Markey (D-MA) who are fighting
to preserve our surfing freedoms with corrective amendments. And there are some
real enemies like Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX), whose "Communications Opportunity,
Promotion, and Enhancement Act of 2006," as has become all too usual, does
exactly the OPPOSITE of what its title suggests. The House Commerce Committee
is scheduled to take up consideration of this crippling of the internet this
Wednesday, April 26, and we need every voice we have, with the freedom we now
have, to USE the internet to demand that they enact strong protections for net



This action is brought to you because of the activism of Charles Sanders,
Democratic candidate for the U.S House from the 3rd district of Ohio. We NEED
candidates like Charles Sanders to stand up and make an issue of the repeated
trangressions of the current administration. Charles needs your help to get his
message out, and has now just one more week before his primary to do so. Please
make a contribution today to enable Charles to go to Congress and fight for you
on the issues you care about.


How many times have you felt helpless and wished you could influence the votes
of representatives in other districts to prevail on a critical vote in Congress,
but thought you could not do so effectively because you were not one of their
own constituents? How much more would you support Charles if you do live in his

Here we have a courageous candidate who will fight for all the issues you care
about, if only he is given the chance to make the run. Please donate whatever
you can to help Charles get on the radio to recruit and mobilize even more
people to speak out so we can have a real impact on these policy decisions now
and for the future. What would you give to have a whole legislature of people
like Charles Sanders? Won't you give him your support now to make that a

We have been valiantly speaking out with action alerts based on one fundamental
premise --- either our representatives in Congress would listen to and heed the
voices of their people --- or else we would work to replace them in the next

The time for the replacement action is NOW.


If each of us will just contribute what we can, to the most worthy candidates we
can find, it will make a real difference in the kind of Congress we will all
have to deal with in 2007. Most importantly, strong showings NOW by candidates
who DO have a backbone, and WILL stand up and fight, can send a powerful message
to the rest that they better start shaping up or we will ship them out too.
Make your donation today and it will have cascading positive effects in many
other races for months to come.

Please take action NOW, so we can win all victories that are supposed to be
ours, and forward this message to everyone else you know.

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Joan Brunwasser is a co-founder of Citizens for Election Reform (CER) which since 2005 existed for the sole purpose of raising the public awareness of the critical need for election reform. Our goal: to restore fair, accurate, transparent, secure elections where votes are cast in private and counted in public. Because the problems with electronic (computerized) voting systems include a lack of (more...)

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