By LUCY DIAVOLO
Symone D. Sanders is worried about the future. With net neutrality set to end on June 11, the commentator, strategist, and communications pro fears what could happen without the policy that makes sure everyone has equal access to sharing content on the Internet.
Sanders tells Teen Vogue she wants to “make net neutrality sexy again” because she considers its destruction a serious threat to both politicians on the campaign trail and activists on the ground. Questions remain about how the end of the policy will actually play out, but Sanders is concerned about the worst-case scenario for activists, organizers, and politicians. But the fight is far from over, as the state Washington’s net neutrality legislation approved in March took effect on Monday. (Federal legislation has passed the Senate, but still needs to pass the House and be signed by the president.)
Following a panel discussion with the New School’s Maya Wiley and FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel at the Teen Vogue Summit, Sanders shared what net neutrality means to her and why everyone should care that it’s ending. (And she did it all with the same amount of passion she has for nail art.)