MA supermarkets launch anti-bottle deposit campaign
The ballot question would change the current nickel deposit to include bottled water and other non-carbonated beverages not included in the original law. It is Question 2 on the ballot.
The ad says the change would mean higher prices on juice, bottled water, soda and other beverages. The ad also notes the nickel deposit would be adjusted every five years to keep up with increases in inflation.
The top contributors to the No on Question 2 coalition are four supermarket chains — Roche Bros., Big Y Food, Stop & Shop and the operators of Price Chopper supermarkets.
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Boston resident Evan Greer was behind the Sept 10 Internet Slowdown Day campaign effort to grow awareness of net neutrality issues
“We need the FCC to use their Title II authority to reclassify the internet as a common carrier.”
"It’s really important that people start looking very closely at the FCC and asking why they haven’t already responded to the overwhelming public comment on this issue. The media widely reported that more than 99 percent of the comments they’ve received thus far are broadly in support of net neutrality."
"At this point, if the rules of this game were fair we would have already won. The ball is in the FCC’s court now. They need to do their job and listen to the public. If they choose to continue to listen to the proposal to gut (net) neutrality despite the overwhelming public outcry, then they are exposing themselves as an agency that’s not listening to the public and really has no legitimacy."