The FCC wants to destroy net neutrality and give big cable companies control over what we see and do online. If they get their way, they’ll allow widespread throttling, blocking, censorship, and extra fees.
July 12th has been set as a Day of Action to fight for net neutrality. Even though the intentions of the FCC are affecting the United States directly, their intentions have a huge impact on the free internet as we know and would affect the WordPress Community a great deal. But frankly, every single one of us would be affected.
For anyone outside the US there’s not more we can do than raise awereness – for example with this plugin – but we musn’t rule out the impact of global awereness and action. It is with this in mind that we propose as the WordPress Community team (after being discussed in the bi-weekly Community team chat today) to send out a mass email to: a) all Meetup Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook. members of the WordPress Chapter on Meetup.com or b) all Meetup organizers of the WordPress Chapter on Meetup.com
Additionally, we could also send out a bigger signal by signing up to be one of the communities that subscribe to this Day of Action.
Given that we’d be sending out to thousands of people we’d we should tread lightly. This is why we’re posting about our intentions here first to ask for feedback.