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20 Sep
808,363 of us told the FCC to Stop Internet Regulation - Thank You!n

808,363 of us told the FCC to Stop Internet Regulation - Thank You!You have been a huge part of our StopInternetRegulation campaign. THANK YOU. Together we beat the liberals at their own game with an unprecedented 808,363 comments!

I hope this will be the start of something even bigger, and that you’ll be a part of it as our organization grows.

I’m Phil Kerpen, president of American Commitment and a longtime free-market activist. Before starting American Commitment I worked at the Cato Institute, the Club for Growth, and Americans for Prosperity.

Think tanks like Cato do a fabulous job doing in-depth policy research and analysis, and grassroots groups like AFP and the tea parties have injected enormous energy at the local level all over the country. But most local activists just don’t have the time to read lengthy think tank papers..

I started American Commitment to fill that gap.

We focus on timely, hard-hitting policy research and analysis in short form action alerts, columns, and explanatory videos. We work on taxes and spending, health care, energy, regulatory policy, and – of course – technology policy, like our current effort to stop the FCC from regulating the Internet like an old-fashioned phone company.

When you joined this effort you also signed up for our email list, and I hope you’ll stay for the latest information on all of the critical issues we’re working on. We promise to only send you email when it’s truly important, to give you a solid explanation of the issues involved, and make it easy for you to take action.

If you use Facebook, we’d love for you to join us there too by clicking here.

Thanks again, and welcome.

Sincerely,


Phil Kerpen
President, American Commitment 

Libertarian Calendar for October (continuously updated)

21 Oct
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October 24

FSF Seminar – A New FCC or the Same Old, Same Old?
The National Press Club, 
11:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.  

  
The Free State Foundation will hold a lunch seminar titled, “A New FCC or the Same Old, Same Old?” on Thursday, October 24, 2013, at the National Press Club.

With Tom Wheeler and Michael O’Rielly likely to arrive shortly as the new FCC Chairman and Commissioner, the FCC will be back to its full five-member complement. With a newly reconstituted FCC in place, and with ongoing dramatic changes in the communications and Internet marketplace occurring almost daily, this program will explore questions such as: Should we expect to see long-overdue institutional reforms at the FCC? What specifically should be done, if anything, to reorient the agency consistent with the dramatic marketplace and technological changes? What reforms can be implemented without congressional action? If congressional action is needed, are there measures short of a comprehensive overhaul of the Communications Act that should be enacted more quickly?

This Free State Foundation seminar will explore these questions – and more!

  

You may order FSF’s latest book, Communications Law and Policy in the Digital Age: The Next Five Years, from Amazon here, from Barnes & Noble here, or from Carolina Academic Press here
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October 25
Washington DC
Lunch with Gary Johnson
  • Greetings Lover of Liberty!!

    The Our America Initiative is pleased to announce that our Honorary Chairman & 2012 Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson is returning to Washington for a special weekend of celebration and support for the message of economic liberty and personal freedom in a part of the country where very little of it exists.

    You are invited to join Gary to discuss the Our America Initiative – the ONLY national grassroots movement promoting both fiscal responsibility and social acceptance. From chairing state initiatives for “guns rights, equal marriage & pot legalization” as Michael Barone wrote about the majorities in favor of these personal rights, to running national PR campaigns against the scandals at the NSA, IRS and overseas interventions, OAI is redefining the liberty movement and taking advice from individuals like yourself on our next action.

    ACT NOW!!! FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE.

    Date: Friday, October 25, 2013
    Time: Noon-2 pm EDT
    Cost: $150 per person
    RSVP by: 10/20/2013
    (Limited seating)

    To RSVP please contact Charles Frohman
    CharlesFrohman@OurAmericaInitiative.com
    202-258-8027 or on the Facebook Invite.

    Daily Grill
    1200 18th Street NW, (18th & M)
    Washington, DC 20036

    The OUR America Initiative is a 501(c)(4) political advocacy committee and may receive unlimited donations from both individual and corporate donors.

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October 25
Washington DC
Libertarian Halloween Party 

SEE RSVP INSTRUCTIONS BELOW!

Liberty Halloween party! Come celebrate October’s holiday with Terra Eclipse at our brand new and super amazing private event space, The Loft at 600 F!

Costumes encouraged! Music, beer, wine, flying shark, and pizza provided. Also a really fun time with fun people.

Feel free to invite your friends.

The Loft is located on the 3rd Floor of 600 F St. NW across from the Verizon Center.

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RSVP on Facebook if you wish BUT PLEASE ALSO RSVP HERE: http://halloween.loft600f.com/

PLEASE RSVP BY WEDNESDAY, OCT 23.

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October 26
Washington DC
Union Station/Columbus Circle
Noon
Right now the NSA is spying on everyone’s personal communications, and they’re operating without any meaningful oversight. Since the Snowden leaks started, more than 571,000 people from all walks of life have signed the StopWatching.us petition telling the U.S. Congress that we want them to rein in the NSA.
On October 26th, the 12th anniversary of the signing of the US Patriot Act, we’re taking the next step and holding the largest rally yet against NSA surveillance. We’ll be handing the half-million petitions to Congress to remind them that they work for us — and we won’t tolerate mass surveillance any longer.

Who we are

StopWatching.us is a coalition of more than 100 public advocacy organizations and companies from across the political spectrum. We came together in June 2013 to demand the U.S. Congress investigate the full extent of the NSA’s spying programs. Go here to read our letter to U.S. Congress demanding accountability and reform.
Members of the StopWatching.us coalition include:

PUBLIC ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS:

INDIVIDUALS:

Tim Berners-Lee
Inventor of the World Wide Web
Daniel Ellsberg
Whistleblower of the Pentagon Papers, Author
Gabriella Coleman
Author and academic
Glenn Greenwald
Journalist and lawyer
Ai Weiwei
Chinese artist and activist
Xeni Jardin
Journalist and founding partner of Boing Boing
Eli Pariser
Founder, Upworthy
Wil Wheaton
Actor
Alexis Ohanian
Founder, Reddit
Anil Dash
Entrepreneur, technologist and writer

COMPANIES:

NEWS

Lunch seminar on FCC

21 Sep
FREE STATE FOUNDATION
LUNCH SEMINAR 
 

SAVE THE DATE!!!
WHAT: FSF Seminar – A New FCC or the Same Old, Same Old?
 
WHERE: The National Press Club, Washington, DC
 
WHEN: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 11:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.  

  
The Free State Foundation will hold a lunch seminar titled, “A New FCC or the Same Old, Same Old?” on Thursday, October 24, 2013, at the National Press Club.

With Tom Wheeler and Michael O’Rielly likely to arrive shortly as the new FCC Chairman and Commissioner, the FCC will be back to its full five-member complement. With a newly reconstituted FCC in place, and with ongoing dramatic changes in the communications and Internet marketplace occurring almost daily, this program will explore questions such as: Should we expect to see long-overdue institutional reforms at the FCC? What specifically should be done, if anything, to reorient the agency consistent with the dramatic marketplace and technological changes? What reforms can be implemented without congressional action? If congressional action is needed, are there measures short of a comprehensive overhaul of the Communications Act that should be enacted more quickly?

This Free State Foundation seminar will explore these questions – and more!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW FOR OCTOBER 24!
 

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You may order FSF’s latest book, Communications Law and Policy in the Digital Age: The Next Five Years, from Amazon here, from Barnes & Noble here, or from Carolina Academic Press here

Internet regulation panel

8 Jul
 

Hudson Institute’s Center for the Economics of the  
Internet is pleased to invite you to…

Network Neutrality Rules:

A Discussion with Robert McDowell,
Maureen Ohlhausen, and Craig Silliman

Wednesday, July 1012:00 – 1:30 PM
In 2010, the FCC promulgated rules, entitled Preserving the Open Internetthat limited the commercial behavior of Internet providers. Verizon challenged in court the rules, also commonly known as network neutrality rules, as exceeding the FCC’s statutory authority and violating the First and Fifth Amendments of the Constitution.
Hudson Institute’s Center for the Economics of the Internet presents a panel discussion of the FCC’s network neutrality rules, their past, their present, and their future.
The discussants include:

Hudson Institute Senior Fellow and Center Director Harold Furchtgott-Roth will moderate the discussion.
Click here to register.

Lunch will be served.
This event will be streamed live here:
Submit questions via Twitter: @HudsonInstitute

Betsy and Walter Stern Conference CenterHudson Institute1015 15th St, NW6th FloorWashington, DC 20005
www.hudson.org
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Free State conference on censorship

29 Feb
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FREE STATE FOUNDATION
FOURTH ANNUAL TELECOM POLICY CONFERENCE

Register Below for the Free State 
Foundation’s Star-Studded Telecom 
Policy Conference! 

WHAT: FSF’s Fourth Annual Telecom
 Policy Conference
WHERE: The National Press Club, 
Washington, DC
WHEN: Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 
8:45 AM – 2:00 PM
The Free State Foundation will hold its 
Fourth Annual Telecom Policy Conference
 on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at the National
 Press Club. As in the past, an outstanding 
line-up of leading experts from government,
 industry, academia, and think tanks will 
discuss and debate the most important 
communications policy issues of the day.
This year’s conference theme is:
“The Internet World: Will It Remain 
Free From Public Utility Regulation?” 
Opening Keynote Address:
“A Pro-Growth Economic Agenda
 for the Digital Age”   
Steve Moore, Editorial Board 
Member and  
Senior Economics Writer, 
Wall Street Journal
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Featured Lunch Program:

“A Conversation With 
Commissioner Clyburn”

In an annual conference tradition, 
this will be a conversation between
 FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn
 and FSF President Randolph May 
Confirmed speakers at this year’s conference include:
* Jeffrey Campbell –  Senior Director, 
The Americas of Global Government Affairs, Cisco
* Jim Cicconi – Senior Executive
 Vice President-External and Legislative Affairs, AT&T
* Michelle Connolly – Associate
 Professor, Duke University
* Rick Kaplan – Chief, Wireless 
Bureau, FCC
* Steve Largent – President & CEO, 
CTIA – The Wireless Association
* Kyle McSlarrow – President, 
Comcast/NBCUniversal, Washington, DC
* Marius Schwartz – Chief Economist, FCC
* Howard Shelanski – Professor of Law, 
Georgetown Law School
* Deborah Taylor Tate – Distinguished 
Adjunct Senior Fellow,  Free State Foundation
* Tom Tauke – Executive Vice President – 
Public Affairs, Policy and Communications, Verizon
* Steven Teplitz – Senior Vice President, 
Government Relations, Time Warner Cable 
* Rick Whitt – Washington Telecom 
and Media Counsel, Google
* Christopher Yoo – Professor of Law, 
University of Pennsylvania Law School
To attend the conference, please RSVP to:

A complimentary lunch will be provided.
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Find us on Facebook    
Donate 
  
Sign Up for FSF EMails
Join Our Mailing List

P. O. Box 60680

Potomac, MD 20859

FCC censorship

29 Sep

Hudson Institute’s Center for Economics of the Internet cordially 
invites you to…

Communications Policy and 
Looking to the Future:
A Fireside Chat with FCC 
Commissioner Robert McDowell

Thursday, October 612:00 PM – 1:30 PM
FCC Commissioner McDowell has often noted that decreasing the burdens of onerous or unnecessary regulations increases investment, spurs innovation, accelerates competition, lowers prices, creates jobs and serves consumers. He has also expressed his view that the FCC should approach its statutory mission through a deregulatory lens, as Congress intended. 
Hudson Institute’s Center for Economics of the Internet is pleased to invite you to a fireside chat between current FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell and former FCC Commissioner Harold Furchtgott-Roth, now the Director of the Center.


Commissioner McDowell was first appointed to a seat on the FCC by President George W. Bush and unanimously confirmed by the Senate in 2006. When he was reappointed to the Commission in 2009, McDowell became the first Republican to be appointed to an independent agency by President Barack Obama.
This event will be streamed live on Hudson’s website:www.hudson.org/WatchLive.
Click here to RSVP.