Thursday, July 31, 2008

One Nation Online

Jordan Berg is the outreach coordinator for Free Press. Free Press is a national, nonpartisan organization working to reform the media through education, organizing and advocacy. They promote diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media, and universal access to communications.

Anyhow, Free Press was a co-sponsor of Blogging While Brown conference. Jordan flew in from Massachusetts to share information about net neutrality. He wants us to reach out to our congressional representatives in support of net neutrality.

BDPA leaders and chapters should consider taking a formal position on net neutrality. Our community needs to ensure that we don't become second-class citizens in this area.

My hope is that BDPA leaders and chapters learn more about this One Nation Online concept. In other words, we need to say loud & proud that we want every American to be connected to a fast, affordable, and open Internet to prosper in today's economy and to serve as an active citizen in a 21st century democracy.

This is serious stuff. BDPA needs to get serious about it. What say u?

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