Category: Open Internet

We cannot organize without net neutrality

We cannot organize without net neutrality

This was a difficult day. For two years, I had worked full-time at Stanford Law School to protect net neutrality — and I was relieved and overjoyed that we won Open Internet rules in 2015. I had just become a new mother and thought: No […]

SEEKING APPLICANTS: Revolutionary Love Project

SEEKING APPLICANTS: Revolutionary Love Project

In response to the alarming escalation of hate in American life and politics, Valarie Kaur is developing a new project on the theme of “revolutionary love.” The project aims to turn bystanders into agents of change this election year and beyond. Currently in production at […]

The Women Who Won Net Neutrality

The Women Who Won Net Neutrality

I am moved to be on this list, but even more proud to see my boss, Stanford Professor Barbara van Schewick, at the top – for having “a bigger impact than entire institutions.” She is extraordinary. I am so glad that Marvin shared the work of the […]

‘First We Pray, Then We Organize’ The Unlikely Coalition for Net Neutrality

‘First We Pray, Then We Organize’ The Unlikely Coalition for Net Neutrality

This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post. On Tuesday, July 28th, a diverse group of faith leaders and advocates posted the same video on the Twitter and Facebook feeds of  more than one million people. Backers of the video came from a wide range of civil rights causes — […]

The Open Internet Order Becomes Law: Why Faith Leaders are Celebrating

The Open Internet Order Becomes Law: Why Faith Leaders are Celebrating

This article originally appeared on the Huffington Post. Today, after more than a year of national debate, the Open Internet Order goes into effect. The Order keeps the Internet an open and democratic space free from undue corporate control. Business leaders, start-up innovators, and economists widely […]

Save the Internet: 12 Faith Voices You Should Hear

Save the Internet: 12 Faith Voices You Should Hear

This piece original appeared in On Faith. Today, the Open Internet Order becomes effective. Adopted after a year of national debate, the order codifies “net neutrality” — the principle that keeps the Internet an open and democratic space. Specifically, it bans carriers like Comcast and Verizon […]

Why 12 Top Religious Leaders Are Proud To Support Net Neutrality

Why 12 Top Religious Leaders Are Proud To Support Net Neutrality

As the Open Internet Order goes into effect today, I wanted to make sure that you saw what faith leaders are saying about the importance a free and open web: You can read the original article on the Huffington Post. By Carol Kuruvilla The Open […]

5 Reasons the Future of Faith Depends on the Open Internet

5 Reasons the Future of Faith Depends on the Open Internet

This article was originally published in Sojourners. Today, the Open Internet Order goes into effect. Many business owners, entrepreneurs, and economists are praising the order as a win for the economy. But there’s an unexpected voice in the chorus of praise: America’s faith leaders. As a Christian […]

Net Neutrality for Nonprofits: An Interview on “State of Belief”

Net Neutrality for Nonprofits: An Interview on “State of Belief”

Friends ask me why I’ve taken on Internet freedom as part of my advocacy work. Click below to hear my 12-minute interview on “State of Belief” radio with Rev. Welton Gaddy explaining why: You can also read the transcript: Interfaith Alliance State of Belief Radio March […]

An open Internet, for God’s sake!

An open Internet, for God’s sake!

By Valarie Kaur and Cheryl Leanza This week, a handful of Republicans will hold hearings on the Hill to challenge new federal rules protecting the Internet. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reclassified providers who connect us to the Internet as common carriers and adopted strong rules […]