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I represent May First/People Link, a membership organization comprised of over 400 progressive organizations and an additional 100 individual activists. Our primary political work is distributing among our members the resources of the Internet and enhancing their use of those resources in organizing and communications work.

Recent events have made clear the importance Internet technology has in facilitating organization and coordination of political movements, most recently the Spring protests that have swept across the Middle East. The human race has invented and developed the Internet for just that purpose: communication and coordination during a period when such communication and coordination is fundamental to the survival of people.

That role and purpose depends on the principles which have driven the development of the Internet: free and complete access for all people in all countries on earth; absolute privacy and security; all basic software that is free and based on open source; complete net neutrality and equality of Internet functionality;