Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Scott Walker Shows Up In National Phone Company Boycott Promo

I don't know much about the company that wants you to sign up, but I am fascinated that Scott Walker in now on a par with Michele Bachmann as the face of the opposition in a progressive, national campaign:



If you care about progressive social change, you ought to know that your phone company may be undermining everything you're doing to change the world. Does your company support politicians directly opposed to your values?
If you're with AT&T or Verizon, consider this:
  • Both AT&T and Verizon Wireless supported politicians who are out to deregulate corporations and scuttle climate change regulation. In 2009-2010, AT&T gave $426,000 to House and Senate Tea Party Caucus members, while Verizon Wireless gave $48,000.
  • Both AT&T and Verizon Wireless have also donated to House Tea Party Caucus leader Michele Bachmann, who wants her constituents "armed and dangerous" against climate change legislation and accused President Obama of "anti-American" views.
  • Verizon Wireless fought net neutrality regulations (including suing the FCC in January to eliminate open internet rules), and recently sponsored two weeks of free access to The Daily, the new iPad-only "newspaper" from Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. — the company that brought us Fox News.
  • During the 2010 election cycle, AT&T was among the top 10 PAC donors to Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, now infamous for his deceptive anti-union tactics. Now that AT&T wants to buy T-Mobile in its bid to become the largest telecom in the country, imagine the amount of money it will donate to right-wing politicians.
So maybe it's time to sign up with the one phone company that shares your progressive values.
Since 1985, CREDO has raised more than $65 million for progressive nonprofits like Planned Parenthood, Doctors Without Borders, Earthjustice and the ACLU. And our CREDO Action network of 1.9 million activists fights for progressive causes like net neutrality, marriage equality and economic justice.
When you join CREDO Mobile, you'll get everything you expect from a mobile phone company — plus a whole lot more. Sign up today and get:*
  • A coupon for a free pint of Ben & Jerry's® Ice Cream each month for a year
  • Contract buyout credit up to $200
  • No contract for 30 days**
  • FREE shipping
  • Number portability (keep your current number)
  • Nationwide coverage on the all-digital Sprint® network, reaching more than 280 million people.†
So act now and get a great deal — plus the satisfaction of knowing that your phone company is supporting progressive change, not right-wing media or politicians.


xoff said...

I switched recently, partly in response to their effective negative campaign about how much AT&T had given to Sarah Palin and other right-wing candidates and causes. They give to progressive causes, but I suspect they make a few bucks themselves, too.

SMR said...

They use the Sprint network. Is Sprint okay?
What about Time Warner Cable. If what CREDO is saying about A T & T is true than I have to cancel my damn U-Verse and go back to Time Warner.