ADVISORY: Hill Briefing WED: Why the Future of Civil Rights Depends on Net Neutrality

Media Advisory For: November 1, 2017

Contact: Christina DiPasquale

Hill Briefing WED: Why the Future of Civil Rights Depends on Net Neutrality

Live Briefing with FCC Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Representative Keith Ellison, Representative Ro Khanna and The Voices for Internet Freedom Coalition

Washington, DC — The Voices for Internet Freedom Coalition will host a Congressional briefing on Nov. 1 to discuss why fighting for civil rights in the 21st century includes Net Neutrality. Speakers will discuss how Net Neutrality supports content creation for artists, rapid response around natural disasters, and a diversity of voices in media. They will also discuss how Net Neutrality affects broadband affordability and why they oppose efforts by the current Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission to repeal the 2015 Open Internet Order. What: Internet Freedom Now: The Future of Civil Rights depends on Net Neutrality, hosted by the Voices for Internet Freedom Coalition Opening remarks will be delivered by:
  • Rep. Keith Ellison
  • Rep. Ro Khanna
  • FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn
  • FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel
Panel discussion will feature:
  • Muja Messiah, rapper, Sound Verite Records
  • Fresco Steez, Black Youth Project100
  • Teresa Basilio, New America Foundation
  • Gaurav Laroia, Free Press
  • Carmen Scurato, the National Hispanic Media Coalition
When: Wednesday, November 1 from 12pm-2pm Where: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2043 45 Independence Ave. SW RSVP: Please email Christina DiPasquale at The Voices Coalition, led by, the Center for Media Justice, Color Of Change, Free Press and National Hispanic Media Coalition, fights for the digital rights of communities of color. Earlier this year, the Coalition urged the FCC Chairman to preserve the Net Neutrality rules the Commission adopted in 2015 that classified internet access providers as common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act.


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