Advocating for Net Neutrality: Make Your Voice Heard

1. Teach and Learn about Net Neutrality with friends and family

Make a poster or a meme about Net Neutrality with your friends and family. Here's a helpful guide on how to do it. Share your make and give other makers constructive feedback in course discussion. These small "teach-ins" are called Maker Parties.

2. Remix something for Net Neutrality

Make a open educational resource designed to teach something about Net Neutrality to someone you care about. Try finding someone to collaborate with, and make something epic. Great activities made during this training have a chance to be added to the Net Neutrality Teaching Kit!

Remix the Net Neutrality Teaching Kit, associated activities, or start from scratch.

Need help with the Webmaker tools? Check out the resources under Exploring.

3. Sign a petition and argue its relevance

Petitions and emails are a great way to apply pressure to policy makers. Tell them to do the right thing to protect net neutrality.

If you are in the US, decide whether to sign Mozilla's petition and explain your personal reasons for why or why not in the course discussion.

If you aren't in the US, it's still important to Say No to the Internet Slow Lane!

4. File your very first FCC complaint!

The more the FCC hears directly from people, the better it will be to protect the Web. You can file your comments either online or via mail. When you comment, don't forget to tell the FCC why Net Neutrality is important to you.

  • You can use the EFF's "Dear FCC" template or the Consumerist guide to file FCC complaint. You can see all filed complaints on this issue.
  • Freeform your complaint at http://FCC.gov/comments or email openinternet@fcc.gov
  • If you prefer to submit via mail or in person, you can mail your comments to:

    FCC Secretary Marlene H. Dortch
    445 12th Street, SW Room TW-B204
    Washington, DC 20554

    Or, you can hand deliver them to

    236 Massachusetts Ave., NE
    Suite 110
    Washington, DC 20002

    between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET. But don't bring anything in an envelope or box, or they won't take it!

  • Once you've submitted, share your complaint in the course discussion.

5. Write a Letter to the Editor of your local newspaper

Open Media has created a letter-to-the-editor tool that you can use to write a letter to your local newspaper. Let's make sure Congress members know how their voters feel about Net Neutrality. If Net Neutrality isn't an issue in your country, perhaps you would like to write a letter to a US paper and explain how your country has kept the web open?

6. Organize a larger Net Neutrality Maker Party

Organize a bigger event to #TeachTheWeb and Net Neutrality. We have tons of resources to help, and you can get personal advice in our community discussion.

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