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The Silence of the Bought

March 6, 2018

The U.S. Capitol grounds came alive last week as Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Rep. Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania convened an energy-filled rally in support of overturning the FCC’s recent decision to abolish the rules providing for net neutrality and an open internet.

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Oregon Set To Enforce Net Neutrality Protections

March 1, 2018

Oregon is on the verge of joining a growing list of states that are stepping up to protect the free flow of information online in the wake of the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to repeal “net neutrality” protections.

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Defending Net Neutrality

February 27, 2018

Common Cause activists are joining their counterparts from other democracy reform groups today in pressuring lawmakers to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to end net neutrality protections for internet users.

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Common Cause Welcomes Yosef Getachew as Director of Media & Democracy Program

February 12, 2018

Common Cause is pleased to announce that Yosef Getachew has joined Common Cause as the Director of the Media and Democracy Program. Getachew will work hand-in-glove with former FCC Commissioner & Common Cause Special Advisor Michael Copps and lead campaigns to engage the public and policy makers on key initiatives including promoting an open internet, fostering competition in the media marketplace, and ensuring broadband access for all Americans.

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