Chancellar Williams


  • The Facts About Media Inequality in the Bay Area

    January 8, 2014
    #Oakland Voices: A Town Hall on Our Right to Communicate is just a few hours away. Tonight Oakland residents will get to speak directly to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler during the first community event of his tenure.
  • A Change Has Finally Come

    August 9, 2013
    Amazing news: The Federal Communications Commission is ending the out-of-control pricing on prison phone calls. For years, the high cost of these calls made it difficult — sometimes impossible — for families to stay in touch.
  • Film Highlights Predatory Prison Phone Rates

    October 12, 2012
    This Friday, the film Middle of Nowhere will open in several cities around the country. The film explores a woman’s struggle to stay in touch with her incarcerated husband. This is a challenge facing many families, and a big part of it is due to the high cost of prison phone calls — as much as $17 for a 15-minute call.

Recent Press Statements

  • Matsui and Leahy Introduce Bill to Stop the Payola Internet

    June 17, 2014
    WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, Rep. Doris Matsui and Sen. Patrick Leahy introduced the Online Competition and Consumer Choice Act, which would prohibit paid prioritization of Internet traffic.
  • Members of Congress Stand Up for Net Neutrality Rules

    February 3, 2014
    WASHINGTON -- On Monday, Sens. Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal and Reps. Henry Waxman and Anna Eshoo introduced the Open Internet Preservation Act of 2014, which would reinstate the Federal Communications Commission’s open Internet rules. Last month the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned these rules, which prohibited Internet service providers from blocking or discriminating against Internet traffic.
  • Hundreds Gather to Welcome FCC Chairman in Oakland

    January 9, 2014

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- On Thursday, it was standing room only in Nile Hall at Preservation Park as hundreds of Oakland residents gathered to tell Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler about the issues that matter most to them. The event, hosted by the Voices for Internet Freedom Coalition in partnership with the Center for Media Justice, Free Press, ColorOfChange and the National Hispanic Media Coalition, was the chairman’s first community event outside the Beltway.

In the News

  • Diversity in Tech and the Myth of Meritocracy

    February 14, 2013

    Because technology has brought much of the world together, it is hard to believe that anyone was left behind in the process. However, people of color face real barriers to accessing technology and building successful careers in the industry.