Internet for Everyone Town Hall Meeting

Internet for Everyone is a new movement to provide broadband access to underserved communities in the US.

An amazing 70% of Black Americans lack basic access to
broadband internet. This digital divide means that Black folks are
disproportionately excluded from opportunities to build knowledge,
wealth, and community in the 21st century.

On Saturday March 7th, our allies in the
initiative are convening a special town hall meeting in Durham. The
goal is to hold the Obama administration to their pledge to create true
broadband in every community in America. Your discussions will shape a
national plan to achieve a more open, affordable and fast Internet for
This event is free, but only 250 people can participate. Click here to reserve your seat today:

WHAT: town hall meeting
WHEN: Saturday, March 7, 2009, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00p.m.
WHERE: Durham Marriott Convention Center Grand Ballroom
201 Foster Street Durham, N.C. 27701

The new leadership in Washington needs to know that universal access
to a fast, affordable and open Internet is essential to our survival as
a nation. It’s urgent that we begin this conversation right now.
Only 30% of African-American homes have subscribed to high-speed
internet, compared with 55% of White households. Millions of Americans
still stand on the wrong side of the digital divide. And the damages —
economic, social and political — are hurting us all. Getting everyone
connected would translate into greater participation in our democracy,
millions of new jobs and hundreds of billions of dollars in increased
economic activity for the United States.

We need your help and commitment to get this conversation started.
This weekend’s town hall meeting will include roundtable and group
discussions and inspiring speakers. As a member of,
you bring a critical understanding of the power of the internet to
improve the lives of Black folks and our allies. We encourage you to
attend to make sure that our concerns are represented in this important

Click here to RSVP:

Location: Durham Marriott

Date: 2009-03-07