Thursday, September 27, 2007

Verizon caves to pressure from activists!

Two Victories in One Day! First the hate crimes bill in the Senate, and now this! GREAT! I just received the following message from NARAL Pro-Choice America:

Dear BAC,

I knew that with your help we'd prevail.

Just a few hours ago the CEO of Verizon Wireless faxed me a letter confirming what you may have already heard: his corporation has reversed its "dusty internal policy" that blocked its customers from receiving text-messages they requested from us!

This was a massive victory. Our members, activists, bloggers, Capitol Hill, and other concerned citizens all joined in pressuring Verizon to reverse this decision. In just two hours you sent more than 20,000 messages to Verizon officials! This was a tremendous testament to our combined strength. Thank you!

It's ironic that when we sent a text message last week, the subject was Bush's global gag rule.

While our domestic "gag rule" may now be cleared up with the Verizon corporation, there are still women around the world who don’t receive the information they request because the Bush administration censors international family-planning groups' free speech.

We didn't let Verizon get away with its outrageous policy - don't let Bush get away with his! Please take action today.

Thank you again for your support - we couldn't have won without you.

My best,
Nancy Keenan
President
NARAL Pro-Choice America

P.S. We'll keep the pressure on Verizon until we see its new public policy in writing!

Let's keep the pressure on!

2 comments:

FranIAm said...

Whhoooo Hhhoooo!

Great- let's keep the pressure on. Thanks for this BAC!

Dr. Zaius said...

Cool! Damn the Man!