Our livelihoods, right to trial and freedom of expression on the internet are under threat like never before. We now need your help to speak to as many MPs as possible about why the Digital Economy bill must not include provisions for disconnecting or restricting people's internet access.
A few weeks back, together we set out to raise £1,000 to support a YouGov poll. You reacted magnificently and today Patrick Wintour, Political Editor of the Guardian, has written this piece, outlining the public's disquiet about Mandelson's plans to disconnect users without legal due process. It also shows that the public see this as a vote loser for any party that brings it in. We need to now build on this first success.
In parliament we have been lobbying key decision makers and have also launched an Early Day Motion, which in its first week in Parliament has achieved 26 signatures. A briefing has also gone out to each MP on the issue - but this is just the start.
We need to get the plans for disconnection/restriction of the internet dropped before the government starts to bring this bill through the Commons, in the next four to five weeks. We therefore NOW need to get as many MPs seen by their constituents and this is hopefully where you can help?
THREE SIMPLE STEPS TO SUPPORT NET FREEDOM
1) Please download a copy of our MP briefing here (PDF)
2) Contact your MP and ask to see him/her at his next surgery and ask them to back EDM 1997
3) Share any key points from the meeting via this form
Thanks for your ongoing support of Open Rights Group. Together we can beat this plan but it will take concerted effort, particularly over the next few weeks.