<![CDATA[On August 30, 2017, NHMC filed Reply Comments in the FCC Net Neutrality proceeding on behalf of itself and 72 racial-justice, digital-rights and media groups. The comments urge the FCC to preserve the 2015 Open Internet rules based in Title II of the Communications Act. The Voices Coalition argues that repealing Title II Net Neutrality would disproportionately impact and discriminate against communities of color. The Commission must preserve Net Neutrality to protect the freedom of people of color on the Internet and preserve vital consumer protections. The Voices Coalition also notes that the FCC must release the 47,000 open Internet consumer complaints and 1,500 ombudsperson documents to the public, allowing time for comment and analysis. Instead of devoting Commission resources to reversing the 2015 Open Internet Order, the Commission should “maintain the classification of broadband Internet service as a telecommunications service and avoid abdicating its responsibility to protect consumers and police Net Neutrality violations.” To access the full filling, click here. The Voices Coalition is led by the National Hispanic Media Coalition, Free Press, Center for Media Justice, and Color of Change. The 73 organizations listed below signed-on to the Voices Coalition Reply Comments: National Hispanic Media Coalition Free Press Center for Media Justice Color of Change 18MillionRising.org Access Humboldt Allied Media Projects Alternate ROOTS Appalshop Arts & Democracy Asamblea de Derechos Civiles BYP100 Center for Rural Strategies Center for Social Inclusion Chinese Progressive Association Common Cause Common Frequency #Cut50 DigiColor Dignity and Power Now Dream Corps Equality Labs Families for Freedom Families Rally for Emancipation and Empowerment Forward Together Generation Justice Global Action Project Highlander Research Center Hollaback! Human Pictures Ignite NC Iguana Films, LLC Instituto de Educacion Popular del Sur de California (IDEPSCA) Iraq Veterans Against The War KRSM Radio LatinoRebels.com Line Break Media Livier Productions, Inc. #LoveArmy Martinez Street Women’s Center May First / People Link; Media Action Center Media Alliance Media Mobilizing Project MPower Change MomsRising.org Movement Strategy Center Native Public Media Neighborhood Leadership and Organizing Program New Sanctuary Coalition Open Access Connections OVEC – Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition Parks and Power People’s Action PhillyCAM Presente.org Progressive Technology Project Prometheus Radio Project Race Forward Radio Bilingue Rebuild the Dream Somos Un Pueblo Unido Stop LAPD Spying Coalition United Church of Christ, OC Inc. Urbana – Champaign Independent Media Center Voices for Racial Justice Washington Peace Center The Whitman Institute WFNU Frogtown Community Radio WITNESS Working Films Working Narratives #YesWeCode]]>
National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a woman-led 501(c)(3) non-profit civil and human rights organization that was founded to eliminate hate, discrimination, and racism toward the Latino communities.
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