The United Church of Christ’s media justice ministry is participating in a week-long effort to ensure that low-income families and individuals are taking advantage of a new program offering them a $50 discount per month for home internet ($75 on tribal lands). The new program, called the Emergency Broadband Benefit


A guest post from former UCC OC Inc. Executive Director, Rev. Robert Chase

On September 25, 2001 — just two weeks after the horror of 9/11 — OC, Inc. hosted the annual Everett C. Parker Lecture, with National Public Radio’s Scott Simon delivering the keynote. …


After months of advocacy last year, Congress adopted a $3.2 billion program to give low-income families and individuals a discount of $50 (and $75 on tribal land) per month off their broadband costs. …


By Cheryl A. Leanza, United Church of Christ’s media justice ministry, OC Inc., and Olivia Wein, National Consumer Law Center

Cross-posted with The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the National Consumer Law Center.

More than one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing is certain: Our lives…


The announcement represents an important step forward, securing greater communications access for incarcerated people, but more is still needed.

WASHINGTON (May 4, 2021) — Today, civil rights leaders and advocacy organizations working across various issues in criminal legal and prison reform came together to offer their reactions to the Federal…


We’re into the third month of 2021 and OC Inc. is grateful for all the opportunities we have to improve access, affordability and accountability in the media.

But one thing is really holding us back — we’re short one person at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

As you probably know…


As part of its 60-year-old mission in pursuit of media justice, the UCC’s media justice ministry, OC Inc., filed in the Supreme Court today. …


Six guideposts to a better world online. This week’s guidepost: #knowyourself

A few years ago, I was in charge of running a committee that was forced to conduct its business by conference call. …


Six guideposts to a better world online. This week’s guidepost: #knowyourresponsibility

Let’s start with a story:

“It works like this. You buy a starter sales set from me for $495. Then you have a choice. You can sell what you have and make your own $495 or, if you can…


Six guideposts to a better world online. This week’s guidepost: #KnowYourLimits

Today’s guidepost, #knowyourlimits, is the fourth in our series and it is critical to the others. In the third guidepost #knowyourfacts, we learned that stopping disinformation often requires slowing down our online reactions. And the fifth guidepost, #knowyourresponsibility, highlights…

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