NEW YORK ― Color Of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, issued the following statement on the comments they filed July 19 with the Federal Communications Commission, urging the agency to preserve net neutrality.
Executive Director of Color Of Change Rashad Robinson:
“Chairman Pai’s proposal to gut the FCC’s net neutrality rules will be devastating for Black communities. It will set us back from a historic achievement: for the first time in history we can now communicate with a global audience — for entertainment, education, or political organizing — without prohibitive costs, or mediation by government or industry.
“We’re not going to go silently while the FCC plans to take away these key protections. That’s why today Color Of Change joined with the Voices for Internet Freedom coalition to submit an official comment to the FCC docket, making arguments against Chariman Pai’s proposed rules change. As part of our filing we included hundreds of stories that our members shared, answering ‘why does net neutrality matter to you?’ These stories, which are also available to the public, send a loud message to the FCC: Black communities care about net neutrality, and we won’t sit aside and let it be destroyed.”