How to Announce the July 12 Day of Action for Net Neutrality

Contents:

Post About it on Facebook

Blog About the Day of Action

Email your Friends and Family About it:

Link to An Awesome Video:

Link to Folder of Graphics

Add Our BattleForTheNet Widgets To Your Homepage

Use This Video Bumper

Post About it on Facebook

BREAKING: Major websites like Amazon, Etsy, Mozilla, and Kickstarter join the mass day of action to save net neutrality on July 12! Net Neutrality is essential for choice, competition, and free speech online. Find out how you can get involved at https://www.battleforthenet.com/july12/

On July 12, 2017, Internet users, and online communities will come together to sound the alarm about the FCC’s attack on net neutrality. Will you join them in an Internet-wide day of action? https://www.battleforthenet.com/july12/  

ANNOUNCING A JULY 12 DAY OF ACTION to save Net Neutrality, and stop widespread throttling, blocking, censorship, and extra fees on the web. Join the fight here: https://www.battleforthenet.com/july12/   

Blog About the Day of Action

Here’s some sample blog copy you can feel free to copy and paste or edit in your own voice. Once it’s published, tag @FightFortheFtr

On July 12, 2017, websites, Internet users, and online communities will come together to sound the alarm about the FCC’s attack on net neutrality. Learn how you can join the protest and spread the word at https://www.battleforthenet.com/july12/.

Right now, new FCC Chairman and former Verizon lawyer Ajit Pai has a plan to destroy net neutrality and give big cable companies immense control over what we see and do online. If they get their way, the FCC will give companies like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T control over what we can see and do on the Internet, with the power to slow down or block websites and charge apps and sites extra fees to reach an audience.

If we lose net neutrality, we could soon face an Internet where some of your favorite websites are forced into a slow lane online, while deep-pocketed companies who can afford expensive new “prioritization” fees have special fast lane access to Internet users – tilting the playing field in their favor.

But on July 12th, the Internet will come together to stop them. Websites, Internet users, and online communities will stand tall, and sound the alarm about the FCC’s attack on net neutrality.

The Battle for the Net campaign will provide tools for everyone to make it super easy for your friends, family, followers to take action. From the SOPA blackout to the Internet Slowdown, we’ve shown time and time again that when the Internet comes together, we can stop censorship and corruption. Now, we have to do it again!

Learn more and join the action here: https://www.battleforthenet.com/july12

Email your Friends and Family About it:

Here’s an email you can copy & paste or edit in your own voice:

 

Hey there,

On Wednesday, July 12, I’m taking part in an Internet-wide day of action to save net neutrality. Can you take a look at this link and join if you’re interested?

https://www.battleforthenet.com/july12/

If FCC kills net neutrality, we will face traffic throttling, website blocking, and extra Internet fees. It would be the end of the open web.

On July 12, websites, companies, Internet users, and online communities will come together in an Internet-wide protest to sound the alarm about the FCC’s attack on net neutrality.

Huge companies like Amazon, Etsy, Vimeo, Kickstarters, and dozens more have already joined. Check out the press coverage here:

http://variety.com/2017/digital/news/net-neutrality-day-of-action-1202455501/

Can you join me and help spread the word?

 

Thanks,

Stavros Marmaras

 

Link to An Awesome Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIFBb3e3tFA&feature=youtu.be

 

Link to Folder of Graphics

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B7iKho2OIeVzREZWSkRaenZwMFk

Add Our BattleForTheNet Widgets To Your Homepage

On July 12, sites from across the web will display a prominent alert on their homepage that shows the world what the web will look like without net neutrality. We have “spinning wheel of death”, “blocked”, and “upgrade” alert modals; plan to use the one that best fits your site to encourage users to send a letter to the FCC and Congress in support of net neutrality. To use these them, you just need to embed a bit of javascript in the header of your site.

 

Click here to try them out, and then be sure to grab the code on GitHub.

Or, if you’re a Cloudflare user, you can try out their BattleForTheNet app here.

And don’t worry, none of these will actually block, slow, or paywall your site. But, they will let your users submit a comment to the FCC and Congress without having to leave your platform. They will only show up once and users can click away.

Use This Video Bumper

We made a short video reel that explains why net neutrality matters, and how Internet users can tell the FCC and Congress to protect the open web at all costs through BattleForTheNet.com.

 

There are square, vertical, and horizontal versions of the bumper for you to download here.

Add this reel to your online creations on or before July 12. Tell your viewers about the day of action on YouTube, Vimeo, or wherever else you host content!

And you don’t have to wait until the day of action to drive traffic to Battle for the Net. If you’re ready to start now, go for it! And we’ll need to keep pushing after July 12 too, so don’t stop then!