OpenMedia.ca: What are they up to in Bali?

This is from an email from OpenMedia:

In less than a week nearly 100,000 people have signed on to our letter to Stephen Harper and other leaders telling them not to ram through an Internet censorship plan when they meet in Bali.

But now the industry lobbyists behind the Internet censorship plan are ramping up the pressure by publicly urging leaders to not “soften” amidst the public outcry.1

Can you believe that?

We need your help to take the next step to expose this Internet censorship plan before our leaders buckle under the pressure. Can you contribute now so we can step up a multi-faceted citizen awareness campaign before it’s too late?

Once the public knows about the Internet Censorship in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), it will be almost impossible for political leaders to put this plan in place. We need to make sure Canadians know what’s at stake.

Here’s our plan to amplify your voice:

  • Unleash a massive and highly targeted social media campaign to overwhelm political leaders with citizen messages that they cannot ignore. We know the media and politicians pay attention to this.
  • Get the word out in communities across Canada with our powerful, easy-to-use “Letter to the Editor” tool, putting citizen voices in local newspapers, significantly amplifying your voices, and ramping up the pressure on decision makers.

We can only take this next step if you chip in right now. Any amount will help; are you able to pitch in today to make sure Harper gets the message?

With your support, we’ll be able to show Stephen Harper how unpopular this extreme Internet censorship plan is, and prove that there will be a price to pay for it at election time.

We can stop this extreme Internet censorship plan by standing together to send a clear message to our government. Your donations power our efforts to keep fighting against Internet censorship – we can’t move forward without your help now.

Together, we are going to stop the TPP’s Internet censorship from stifling Canada’s future and knocking people off the Internet.

Thank you for being a part of this,

Steve and Jason, on behalf of your OpenMedia.ca team

PS Together, there are hundreds of thousands of us; if each of us gave just $3, we’d be able to send a message that our political leaders can’t ignore.

 

Footnotes

[1] “US Business groups warn against compromises in Pacific Rim trade talks”. Source: Financial Times (paywall) – “Among his key concerns, Mr Donohue said, were that the US would soften its push for strong intellectual property rules…”


OpenMedia.caOpenMedia.ca is a non-profit organization that relies on donations from people like you to operate. Our small but dedicated team ensures even the smallest contributions go a long way to make your voice heard. Please donate today.

We are an award-winning network of people and organizations working to safeguard the possibilities of the open Internet. We work toward informed and participatory digital policy. You can follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook.

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