Last Friday, Trump's new FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, started dumping our communication rights out with the trash.
Taking a page out of Trump's playbook, Pai issued his own version of executive orders, targeting key consumer safeguards and limiting the Lifeline program's support of broadband access, making it even more difficult for millions of people with low incomes to bridge the digital divide.
Pai claims he wants to improve transparency at the FCC, but there's nothing transparent about undermining democratic policies with ZERO public input.
Even worse, Pai tried to cover up his hypocrisy by releasing these orders under the radar late on a Friday afternoon.
Pai is showing his true stripes: Instead of helping people, he’s falling in line with the Trump administration and favoring the same powerful corporations that threaten Net Neutrality and other consumer protections.
Thanks for all that you do—
Dana, Candace and the rest of the Free Press team
P.S. Everything we've fought for at the FCC is in jeopardy. Tell Pai to quit pulling a Trump and start representing the public.
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