An open Internet is vital for community organizing: Joe Mirabella

"I volunteered for the Approve Ref. 71 campaign, which approved domestic partnerships in Washington State. We used social media, Facebook and Twitter extensively, to communicate with families and communities about our campaign-—unfettered access to these technologies was essential to this effort. I cannot imagine how he would have communicated if there had been a tiered system of who could get access to Facebook or other sites by paying a premium. We need to continue open access. This is very important for the LGBT community and every group fighting for access."

-- Joe Mirabella, blogger and community organizer, speaking to the FCC on preserving a fair and open Internet, Seattle, 27 April 2010.

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