Why? Because COMCAST/NBCUNIVERSAL ARE COMING FOR US! Comcast/NBCUniversal is going before SCOTUS seeking to change an important civil rights law on November 13, 2019. The company is asking SCOTUS to require a plaintiff to prove that 100% of the reason discrimination occurred was because of race.
What: Solidarity Against Comcast’s Assault on the Civil Rights Bill of 1866 Rally, Cancelling Comcast Service, Make Phone Calls and Send Emails/Letters to Members of SCOTUS
Who MUST PARTICIPATE: Everyone Who Benefits from Civil Rights Laws that Fight Discrimination (Women, Black, LGBTQ, Asian, Latinx, Indian, American Indian, and Other POC, Disabled)
When: Now through Wednesday, NOVEMBER 13, 2019
Where: Protest Rally on NOVEMBER 13, 2019 in Washington, DC on the steps of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS).
If You Cannot Attend the Rally:
- Cancel your Comcast/Charter streaming service today [How to Cut The Cable Cord].
- Contact Comcast and Comcast’s CEO on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. and demand they stop this attach in the Civil Rights Bill of 1866 before the Supreme Court.
- Contact the Supreme Court and ask them to not change the current law.
- Be social media ambassadors pushing content across all platforms about our rally and fight.
Comcast/NBCUniversal and media mogul Byron Allen have been battling in court for years over his claim the company discriminated against him by refusing to carry his channels because of his race. With a huge African American subscriber base, Comcast spends over $11 billion a year licensing cable networks, but less than $5 million goes to media owners that are African American. “These are numbers that are unacceptable to me…,” Allen told The Grio.
Allen sued Comcast and the courts agreed with him. Comcast responded by filing an appeal that was struck down. Comcast then took the case to SCOTUS and the case will be heard on November 13, 2019. If Comcast wins the case, it will set a dangerous precedent, making it nearly impossible to prove racial discrimination in ANY case.
“Comcast/NBCUniversal teaming up with Donald Trump’s Department of Justice to eviscerate a civil rights statute in the U.S. Supreme Court is shameful, evil and the epitome of American institutionalized racism,” Allen told CultureBanx.
Watch and listen to Byron Allen breaks down the entire Comcast/NBCUniversal lawsuit – https://youtu.be/d6VBYU3Jvl4.
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How to contact members of the Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Mail: Supreme Court of the United States, , 1 First Street, NE, , Washington, DC 20543
Telephone: 202-479-3000 (Available M-F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. eastern) | TTY: 202-479-3472
For time sensitive or urgent questions please contact the Public Information Office at the following number: 202-479-3211.
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