Press release from https://www.fightforthefuture.org:
Today is #givingtuesday, a moment when many people are deciding which non-profits to give to, this holiday season. There are many worthy causes and organizations, but here is one big reason you should give to Fight for the Future:
2015 has been an absolutely, positively, jaw-on-the-floor-incredible year for the open Internet.
As a movement, we won the strongest-ever protections for Net Neutrality, AND we watched major sections of the PATRIOT Act expire and then get reformed. People have been working on both of those issues for over a decade, and this year we had huge wins on both just months apart.
Which is to say, if there was any doubt before, Internet users are unquestionably a force to be reckoned with — and for all the amazing wins we had in 2015, we want 2016 to be better.
In a year, I want to be able to email you talking about how we won even stronger protections for users everywhere in 2016. How we made it so more people are able to connect to the Internet, and that the Internet they’re connecting to is safer, more open, and more free than ever. And not just in one country, but around the world.
To do that, we need you to fight with us.
Can you become a Fight for the Future member? If just 100 people sign up to become members today, we’ll be more powerful than ever in 2016. (Also, if you sign up today we’ll give you a t-shirt, as thanks.)
Yes, I can chip in $25 each year or $5 every month to become a Fight for the Future member.
Becoming a member means that you’re standing with us, that you believe in our approach and our team, and want to help us launch the campaigns that make 2016 just as successful as 2015. Campaigns like #faxbigbrother, which sent over 6 million faxes to Congress in a matter of weeks opposing surveillance. Or the Internet Health Test, which let us keep tabs on which ISPs were breaking the new Net Neutrality rules.
Right now, Fight for the Future is a small, scrappy team. There are just 8 of us, and we work together every day coming up with creative tactics that cut through the noise on important issues, resonating powerfully with people and moving legislators.
We don’t intend to change that — because the way we campaign works. But with members committed to making a monthly (or annual) donation, we can spend less time fundraising and more time building campaigns that win. An extra campaigner, coder, or designer lets us move more quickly and capitalize on important moments. Your support lets us bring those people on.
Can you join us and help build the Internet into the most powerful political force imaginable?
Our goal is to raise $15,000 today, and have 100 people become Fight for the Future members. Can you help us do that?
Yes, I want to become a member of Fight for the Future.
No, but I can chip in $5 today to help protect the Internet in 2016.
This #GivingTuesday there are so many different causes and activist struggles to support. But nearly all of these other causes depend on the open Internet to win. And that’s what we’re defending. Heck, without the open Internet, even #GivingTuesday itself wouldn’t be possible.
So please, consider becoming a member of the organization that fights to keep the open Internet alive, and all those other efforts safely humming away, building a better world.
For the Internet,
Tiffiniy, Holmes and the whole gang at Fight for the Future