To Washington policymakers:

The AT&T/Time Warner deal won't benefit people. It will just line the pockets of overpaid media executives and lead to job losses. These kinds of mergers hike prices for internet access and put up bigger barriers to entry for content creators — shutting out independent voices and people of color who have been locked out of the traditional media system.

We urge you to block this merger now.

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    Tell Washington Policymakers to Block the AT&T/Time Warner Merger

    AT&T is an enormous media, telecom and internet gatekeeper with a horrible track record of overcharging you, limiting your choices and spying on you.

    It's still fighting Net Neutrality. It helps the government spy on people by turning over its customer records to the NSA. It tries to stop communities from building their own broadband networks. It's a member of ALEC, the corporate-backed lobbying group that's pushed legislation like pro-fracking, voter-suppression and “stand your ground” bills that disproportionately harm people of color.

    And now AT&T wants to get even bigger. In fact, this would be one of the largest media mergers ever.

    Time Warner owns CNN, HBO, TBS and TNT, major movie franchises like Harry Potter and Batman, DC Comics … the list goes on. AT&T just swallowed up DirecTV in another massive merger. This deal would allow AT&T to control mobile and wired internet access, the largest satellite-TV provider, cable channels, movie franchises, a film studio and more.

    That means AT&T would control internet access for hundreds of millions of people and the content they view, enabling it to prioritize its own offerings and use sneaky tricks to undermine Net Neutrality.

    Urge policymakers to block the AT&T/Time Warner merger.