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art by Favianna Rodriguez

Art by Favianna Rodriguez

“ Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral. ” – Paulo Freire, Educator

TELL THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION: STOP COMCAST

Here's the message we sent to our members. After you've read it, please add your voice.

Nobody should have a monopoly on culture, nor should one company control our television and Internet 

Tell the California Public Utilities Commissioners to reject the Comcast/TWC merger.

Dear Friend,

California is all about diversity, that’s why we love it. But if Comcast gets its way, one important kind of diversity will be no more. Comcast is trying to take over its competitor Time Warner Cable, and we need to stop it.

Nobody should have a monopoly on culture, nor should one company control our television and Internet. Our communities, businesses, and organizations depend on being able to tell our own stories and connect with each other.

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)  — charged with regulating telecommunications in California — will be making a decision on the merger this week. As one of the largest markets for cable and Internet, California has the attention of the Federal Communication Commission, the national body that will ultimately decide the fate of this terrible proposed merger.

Commissioner Catherine Sandoval is a key member of the CPUC. She’s an antitrust scholar and the commission’s first Latina. She has to know this merger is a bad deal, but she will have an easier time fighting it if she knows Presente members have her back. If Sandoval and the rest of CPUC hear from enough California residents we can stop this merger dead in its tracks. 

Click here to tell Commissioner Sandoval and the rest of the CPUC to stop Comcast from stealing the Internet.

Comcast is currently attacking the Internet on different fronts. In Washington DC, Comcast is trying to ram through a bill that would undermine Net Neutrality. In large broadband markets, Comcast while trying to take over the Internet with this proposed merger.

One giant corporation taking over all the cable and broadband in San Diego and Los Angeles could mean higher prices and worse service. That’s a bad deal for Latinos and for California.

Click here to tell Commissioner Sandoval and the rest of the CPUC to stop Comcast from stealing the Internet.

Thanks and ¡adelante!

— Mariana, Arturo, Erica, Erick, Luis, and the Presente.org team

P.S. Will you donate $5 to support our work? We rely on contributions from people like you to see campaigns like this through.