Candace is the campaign director for Free Press, a national advocacy group fighting for everyone’s rights to connect and communicate. She leads the organization’s campaigns to save Net Neutrality, achieve affordable internet access for all, uplift the voices of people of color in the media, challenge old and new media gatekeepers to serve the public interest, end unwarranted surveillance, defend press freedom and reimagine local journalism. Candace is an expert in organizing and mobilizing grassroots support and is one of the leading organizers and strategists in the Net Neutrality sphere. She is the former board president of Girls Rock Campaign Boston. Candace holds a B.A. in American studies from Smith College, with a concentration in media and pop culture. She’s a firm believer in DIY music and art scenes.
Keywords: Net Neutrality, activism, advocacy, public policy, internet, internet freedom, independent media, open internet