Tell Congress to put people back in control of tech.
We need Congress to pass legislation that will give internet users more choices for the products and services we use. Dominant tech companies abuse their gatekeeper status to undermine human rights, distort democracy, abuse our personal data, and stifle competition. As a constituent concerned about these issues, I’m writing to ask you to support antitrust reform legislation that will create fair rules for the road and protect our basic rights.
- "The Open App Markets Act [OAMA, H.R. 5017, S. 2710] would protect developers’ rights to tell consumers about lower prices and offer competitive pricing; protect sideloading of apps; open up competitive avenues for startup apps, third party app stores, and payment services; make it possible for developers to offer new experiences that take advantage of consumer device features; give consumers more control over their devices; prevent app stores from disadvantaging developers; and set safeguards to continue to protect privacy, security, and safety of consumers." — Sponsors' press releaseRead the bill
- "The American Innovation and Choice Online Act [AICOA, H.R. 3816, S. 2992] would … [prevent] dominant platforms from abusing their gatekeeper power by favoring their own products or services, disadvantaging rivals, or discriminating among businesses that use their platforms in a manner that would materially harm competition on the platform, [for example by] preventing another business’s product or service from interoperating with the dominant platform or another business; [by] requiring a business to buy a dominant platform’s goods or services for preferred placement on its platform; [by] misusing a business’s data to compete against them; [or by] biasing search results in favor of the dominant firm." —Sponsor's press releaseRead the bill
Join Antitrust Day
On April 4, 2022 companies, nonprofits, and individuals unite to support the antitrust bills, explain them to our audiences, and—most importantly—mobilize emails and calls from constituents to their members of Congress.
Step 1 Sign on
Whether you're a business, an organization, or a regular Internet user, it matters that you take action
To participate, plan on making a public statement explaining your support (i.e. on your blog or in a Twitter thread) and encouraging your users to contact Congress via an email, a notification, or a high-traffic link in your website or product.
Civil Society Orgs
To participate, make a public statement explaining your support and place a prominent banner on your site linked to an email/call Congress action. (We can help with this!) If you have an email list, please email the same call to action to your members.
You're the most important piece of all of this. Contact Congress, then help spread the word wherever you have the best reach.
Step 2 Amplify
We've pulled together resources to help you spread the word about the day of action.
See What Happened
113 organizations and businesses signed on
Initialized Capital investor Garry Tan made this excellent explainer video for #Antitrustday!Check it out
Prominent banner on the search tool Brave's main site linking to AntitrustDay.org where visitors can call and email their legislators with a few clicks.Check it out
Sen. Amy Klobuchar poses for an #AntitrustDay picture with The Tech Oversight Project's billboard and "Bill"Check it out
ProtonMail blogged about #AntitrustDay and the need for legislation to stop gatekeepers from self-preferencing and to open up online marketplacesCheck it out
On the evening of #AntitrustDay actions continued with this "Monopolies Must Go" light projection
EFF blogged about #AntitrustDay and directed supporters to send emails to their Members of CongressCheck it out
Free Software Foundation writes about #AntitrustDay in this piece that argues we need to pass this legislation to prevent large tech corporations from behaviors that that take away people's freedomCheck it out