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FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE EDUCATION FUND

Fight for the Future Edu Fund

Boston, MA

Mission

We harness the power of the Internet to channel outrage into action, defending our most basic rights in the digital age. We fight to ensure that technology is a force for empowerment, free expression, and liberation rather than tyranny, corruption, and structural inequality. We are an intentionally small, fierce team of technologists, creatives, and policy experts working to educate and mobilize at an unprecedented scale, achieving victories previously thought to be impossible.

Ruling Year

2014

Exe Director

Sarah Roth-Gaudette

Deputy Director

Evan Greer

Main Address

PO Box 55071, PMB 95005

Boston, MA 02205 USA

Keywords

Free Internet, Public Interest Technology, Digital Rights, Free Expression

EIN

45-2852041

 Number

7085268305

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

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Net neutrality

Stop growing government and corporate surveillance

Stop censorship

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We harness the power of the Internet to channel outrage into action, defending our most basic rights in the digital age. We fight to ensure that technology is a force for empowerment, free expression, and liberation rather than tyranny, corruption, and structural inequality. We are an intentionally small, fierce team of technologists, creatives, and policy experts working to educate and mobilize at an unprecedented scale, achieving victories previously thought to be impossible.

We've developed a first-of-its-kind tech organizing model — a combination of smart technology, messaging and coalition-building that put the public at the center of the political process — to ignite massive and unprecedented viral response. We're inventive technologists and organizers who can take failing fights and figure out the best strategies to change their course.

Our accomplishments are testament to the notion that with the right approach and adequate support, the public interest can prevail—even over some of the largest and most entrenched lobbies in Washington.

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TOP ACCOMPLISHMENTS Developed the strategy and online tools that were used to drive nearly four million comments to the FCC, winning net neutrality, the historic “First Amendment” protection of the Internet. Unleashed the huge backlash to its repeal, keeping trojan horse compromises at bay and helping clear the way for state reinstatement of the rules until their full reinstatement by Congress. *Conceived and coordinated the largest online protest in history, in which over 24 million people and websites were able to defeat the Stop Online Piracy Act and the PROTECT IP Act that would have led to widespread Internet censorship. *Pushed popular services to build secure, privacy-protecting encryption into their products, and when they did, we successfully fought to defend products like the iPhone from misguided mandates for government “backdoors”. *Launched the first major national campaign calling for a federal ban on law enforcement use of facial recognition, prompting bans in four major cities and more on the way. Pushed major concert promoters to commit not to use the technology. *Spearheaded campaigns that resulted in the release of whistleblower Chelsea Manning and helped stop the Trans Pacific Partnership. *Assembled the innovative technology used to contact lawmakers, register to vote, expose FCC fraud, spark multiple investigations, and empower volunteers to organize their own protests. Most recently, we helped the September 2019 Digital Climate Strike organizers use our playbook to recruit 10,000 websites to join in the massive protest, driving nearly 40% of traffic to the site.

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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