This Week In Wizard Activism: Sirius Fun, Serious Net Neutrality Nonsense, and LGBTQ+ Wins!

By Whitley Albury

Welcome to another round of This Week in Wizard Activism! We’ve got some Sirius-ly good news for you!

Sirius Black Friday is Heeeeere!

A graphic with the text “Sirius Black Friday, Sirius-ly Good Deals: 20% Off, DFTBA.com/HPA” and images of new merch items including a This Is Not A Horcrux notebook, a Wands Up shirt and patch, a When In Doubt, Go to the Library poster, a Granger/Lovegood 2020 patch, and a Harry Potter Alliance patch!

Today kicks off our awesome Sirius Black Friday sale! From Nov. 24–27, get 20% off of HPA merch at DFTBA.com/HPA! We have so many fun, new items for you to buy including a This Is Not A Horcrux notebook, a Wands Up shirt and patch, a When In Doubt, Go to the Library poster, and much more! Help spread the word by sharing your favorite designs on social media, Don’t miss out on these sirius-ly good prices!

Neville Still Needs Help Saving the Internet!

A gif of what your internet may look like without Net Neutrality (aka a never-ending loading symbol)

Net Neutrality is on the line. Imagine if the magical resistance couldn’t access Potterwatch? What if the Ministry and the Wizard Wireless Network could decide to just block or slow down programs that they didn’t like?

This week, the FCC announced that in the muggle world, they intend to do just that. See, in our world, net neutrality protects the magic of the internet. It means that internet service providers (ISPs) can’t decide to just slow or block the content you want to access. But this week the FCC — led by a former Verizon lawyer — called for a vote to slash net neutrality rules, allowing ISPs like Verizon to block apps, slow websites, and charge fees to control what you see & do online. This means big trouble for independent creators, underrepresented voices, and online communities that you hold dear. So, what should you do?

Check out Neville Fights Back for a script you can use to call Congress! Let your voice be heard.

#GivingTuesday

November 28th is #GivingTuesday! #GivingTuesday is a way to refocus attention towards non-profits, charity, and giving after the whirlwind of (Sirius) Black Friday and Cyber(man) Monday. This #GivingTuesday you can help the HPA by launching a personal fundraiser on Facebook! Let us know you’re on board by joining the Giving Tuesday Action Squad!

Join the HPA fam!

A gif from Stranger Things of Eleven, Mike, and Dustin hugging.

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