NHMC Asks Democrats and Republicans to Defend the Internet in 2016

National Hispanic Media Coalition joined over twenty other organizations in signing onto an open letter to the Democratic and Republican National Committees, asking the parties to engage in critical internet policy conversations ahead of crafting their 2016 policy platforms. The letter specifically calls on both parties to “ensure that conversations about internet and technology policy include the voices of public interest advocates and affected communities.” Signers pointed to the critical role of the internet in education, the economy, and healthcare as evidence to the need of protecting online communication. The letter invites both parties to join public interest advocates and affected communities in conversations around:

  • Advancing Universal, Affordable Internet Access
  • Defending a Free and Open Internet
  • Protecting Individuals’ Information and Privacy Online
Signers included a diverse group of technology policy, civil rights, media, racial justice, consumers’ rights, and community advocacy organizations. The letter was sent yesterday to DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, DNC Platform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, and RNC Committee Platform Chairman Senator John Barrasso, and Co-Chairs Governor Mary Fallin and Representative Virginia Foxx.  ]]>