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Internet freedom is under attack. The House of Representatives has voted to give giant corporations more control over what you see and do online, and corporate lobbyists are pushing for a quick vote in the Senate. Senator Mike DeWine could be the deciding vote, but he has remained silent on Net Neutrality. We can change that next Wednesday at noon.

In Columbus, we will deliver thousands of petition signatures from Ohio residents to Senator DeWine’s office. The media will be invited, and we need a big crowd to show Senator DeWine how important protecting Net Neutrality is to constituents.

Can you help deliver the petitions next Wednesday?asking Senator DeWine to protect Net Neutrality? Please RSVP below.

What: Internet freedom petition delivery to the senator’s office
Where: Senator Dewine’s Columbus Office, 37 West Broad St., Columbus, OH
When: Thursday, 31 Aug 2006, 12:00 PM (Recently changed from Wednesday!)

Link to RSVP: http://political.moveon.org/event/senatorevent/10835

Some senators think the public doesn’t care about this issue. They think we don’t know companies like AT&T and Verizon are spending millions lobbying Congress to eliminate Net Neutrality and give them more over control of the Internet. But petition deliveries in 50 locations across the nation next week will prove them wrong.

We will deliver thousands of petition signatures to Senator DeWine along with the diverse SaveTheInternet.com Coalition?which includes local small businesses, consumer groups, Craig from Craigslist, MoveOn, the Christian Coalition, Gun Owners of America, Free Press, musicians REM and Moby, and over 750 other organizations.

Just last week, a similar petition delivery event in New Mexico was covered by local TV, newspapers, and radio. That senator’s staff was surprised at the large crowds outside their office, and even invited local residents inside to discuss why Net Neutrality was important to them. The senator definitely got the message that his constituents care?and that message will help us in upcoming senate votes. [/inbox]

Eric says: The issue of net neutrality should be something we all care about and we need to make sure there are voices that speak to this. DeWine so far has not come out with a position, but we need to make sure he doesn’t give the truck a flat tire – or clog up the tubes (man, I’ve been dying for a reason to link to that!).

RSVP now and see you at DeWiner’s office!

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