ALERT: We're losing this election

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Election Day is less than a month away, and still none of the parties have fully committed to doing everything that’s needed to lower cell phone costs and secure our personal data online.

The new Digital Charter says that Canadians will have control over our own data, but none of the parties have made clear how that will happen.1 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) could bring us affordable cell service, but we... don't know which parties will allow them and to what extent, and which parties will keep bowing to the Big Three.

If we can't get them to commit to action before the election when they're begging for votes, it'll be that much harder to overcome Big Telecom's lobbyists in Ottawa later. We're mobilizing grassroots action to convince the parties to support our pro-Internet platform, but we're still short of the funding we need to fully fund our campaign through Election Day.

We have a $10,000 goal to avoid cutting back on our work to defend Internet access and security this election. Will you donate to help OpenMedia defend the Internet this election?

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Some of the proposals the parties have made about the Internet would actually take us backwards. There is a proposal to require you to share your identity on all social media.2 Some refuse to commit to anything that would stop sky-high Internet and phone bills from going higher.3

Even worse is what the parties aren't saying. None of them are talking about the warrantless digital searches at the border, or how they are planning to defend Net Neutrality.

We've developed a pro-Internet platform for the 2019 election, giving candidates exactly the actions they need to take to protect our digital rights to privacy, access, and free expression.4 But our platform won't mean anything if we don't have grassroots support behind it.

We need to use every tool available to connect constituents with candidates to tell them just how important digital rights are. But a new law prohibits nonprofits like OpenMedia from using funds we've previously raised to do election work.

We can only put pressure on the candidates to support our digital rights if we can count on you right now. We're still $3,000 short of our goal. Will you chip in?

Yes, I'll donate to help OpenMedia make the free and open Internet a spotlight issue in the 2019 election.

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For the free and open Internet,
Marie, and the whole team at OpenMedia

Footnotes:
[1] Canada: Meaningful Consent: An Evolving Standard Under Canadian Privacy Law: Mondaq
[2] Greens pledge to regulate tech giants to ensure only ‘verifiable identities’ on platforms: Global News
[3] Canada’s Major Parties Rallying Around Telecom Pricing Issue as Election Nears: The Epoch Times
[4] A pro-internet platform for our digital future: OpenMedia

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