December 5, 2012
OpenMedia original article
I couldn't have imagined
The OpenMedia.ca team works hard to amplify your voices—and I think we’re getting good at it—but I need your help if OpenMedia.ca is to continue to play this role. Please join us now.
My life has been a whirlwind as of late. When I started OpenMedia.ca, I couldn’t have imagined that our community would stop Big Telecom in its tracks, force politicians to shelve their online spying plan, and pressure international bureaucrats to listen to Internet users.
The OpenMedia.ca team works hard to amplify your voices – and I think we’re getting good at it. Yet I’m humble enough to know that I need your help if OpenMedia.ca is to continue to play this role.
That is why I’m writing you today: I’m asking that you please stand with me by becoming an Ally – a monthly contributor to OpenMedia.ca.
This is the moment for you to join us. Supporters like independent Internet providers Distributel and Teksavvy have pledged to match your contribution every single month if you become a monthly contributor during our December Allies Drive – starting now.
Anti-Internet forces see that we’re winning, and they’re coming back at us with a vengeance, taking the fight to control the Internet to an international scale. Big Telecom and repressive regimes will use their full force against us, so I need you to help us stay strong. Please don’t let them take away all that we have accomplished together.
With hope for our connected future,
Steve Anderson, on behalf of your OpenMedia.ca team
P.S. Before this matching funds support for our December Allies Drive, I didn’t know how OpenMedia.ca would continue mobilizing this community. Big Telecom and repressive regimes still have so much more power on their side. Let’s keep working to change that.