#NotLovinIt - Expand Free Public WiFi Now!

by Bryan Mercer (Cross-posting from Media Mobilizing Project)

Did you know in many communities kids have to go to McDonalds for wifi access if they don't have it at home? This week we teamed up with the Media Action Grassroots Network to use memes, twitter parties, and other social media strategies to urge the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to expand free public WiFi now.

recent piece in the Wall Street Journal points out the wide use of public free internet hotspots at McDonald's and Starbucks locations. McDonald's alone has 12,000 plus locations with WiFi, and these locations fill a gap of free internet access for the third of low-income families without access at home.
 
For low-income, Black, Latino, and rural children, the consequences to their health are serious. Already at high risk for obesity, heart disease, and diabetes, our children are trading their health for Internet access, and that's wrong. 
 
This week the Media Action Grassroots Network and The Praxis Project used memes, twitter parties, and other social media strategies to urge the FCC to expand free public WiFi now. You can like and share the memes this week, and take 2 minutes to endorse a letter petitioning the Federal Communications Commission on the issue.
 
See the Facebook event from the Media Action Grassroots Network with full details, and view some of the creative memes folks developed to support the campaign. 
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