Cable companies want to get rid of net neutrality. Without it, sites like ours could be censored, slowed down, or forced to pay extra fees. We can stop them and keep the internet open, fast, and awesome if we all contact Congress and the FCC, but we only have a few days left.I strongly suggest that if you want your representatives in Congress to take your contact seriously, you should pledge at least a contribution of $10,000 to them. Still if their offices are overwhelmed with messages opposing any threats to net neutrality, they might think twice about making any changes.
We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up