If you like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast, that’s great. Just sit there staring at your computer screen plunk down your monthly payment, and let them harm you.
But it you know your telecom or cable company doesn’t have your best interests at heart and you want to actually do something that makes a difference, then join us in an effort to do just that- and have some fun in the process.
Now this isn’t going to be an easy fight: we’re up against major campaign spending, especially for the 2012 election, which buy these companies major lobbying and massive pay-offs using foundation monies.
What’s even more formidable, we’re also up against the infamous revolving door. And just for this Congress, Verizon spent $13 million, AT&T spent $12.5 million and Comcast spent over $8.8 million in 2010 to influence lawmakers.
But that’s nothing. Verizon’s Foundation has assets of $250 million dollars to draw on to give to non-profits, etc. These non-profits end up not only testifying for the companies at state and federal regulatory events, but also put out PR and do lobbying for the companies that fund them, regardless of the consequences to their own supposed “constituents”.
So what can you do? Well to start, you can volunteer! If you want to actually do some work contact us. We need help with social media, web stuff, PR, organizing, merchandising, or just plain getting our message to Congress, and lobbying the regulators. Additional we need te researchers to help investigate and provide links to stories and data that highlight the need to break up the communications trusts.
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