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Dear Progressive Activist,

There's a lot of talk right now about Verizon and its iPhone. But there's some troubling news about Verizon that won't get much play in all the hoopla. You'll be surprised when you read it in the e-mail below.

You'll also be surprised by how easy it is to switch to CREDO Mobile, which shares your progressive values. Worried about an early termination fee from your phone company? We'll offset it with a per-line credit of up to $200 — and send you a coupon for a free pint of Ben & Jerry's® Ice Cream each month for a year.* Just call us or go online to get started.

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Why did Verizon Wireless sign on as a major sponsor of The Daily, the new iPad-only "newspaper" from Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. — the company that brought us Fox News and gave a whopping $1 million to the Republican Governors Association?

Maybe Verizon is so steeped in business-as-usual that it will cozy up to the likes of Murdoch. And maybe Verizon and Apple — which joined forces to offer the iPhone to Verizon customers — think Murdoch and Fox News are "fair and balanced" media.

CREDO Mobile sees Fox News for what it is: a vehicle for ultra-conservative propaganda. CREDO would never do business with the makers of Fox News.

Unlike CREDO, Verizon plays the insider game in Washington and ends up donating money to right-wing politicians:

  • Verizon donated to the 2010 election campaigns of Tea Party-backed Senators Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Mike Lee and Pat Toomey.
  • All told, Verizon gave $48,000 to House and Senate Tea Party Caucus members in the 2010 cycle — most of whom are climate change deniers, voted to repeal health care reform, and have cosponsored a bill that would redefine rape.

But Verizon doesn't just contribute cash to ultra-right politicians. It throws its corporate weight around to oppose freedoms you care about:

  • Verizon fought hard against net neutrality, going so far as to sue the Federal Communications Commission in January to eliminate rules protecting an open internet.
  • And Verizon once rejected NARAL Pro-Choice America's request to send text messages on the Verizon network, saying it had a right to block messages it deemed "controversial or unsavory."

So maybe it's time you join CREDO Mobile. We'd never give a dime to Tea Party politicians. We also support a woman's right to choose and fight hard for a free and open internet.

Since 1985, CREDO has raised more than $65 million for progressive nonprofits like Planned Parenthood, Doctors Without Borders, Earthjustice and the ACLU. And we fight for change through our CREDO Action network of 1.9 million activists.

When you join CREDO Mobile, you'll get everything you expect from a mobile phone company — plus a whole lot more. Sign up today and get:*

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* With two-year CREDO Mobile service agreement. Offer available only to new CREDO Mobile customers and subject to credit qualification. Activation fee of $30/line applies. Rates do not include applicable taxes and surcharges or international charges. Contract buyout credit: We will credit your CREDO Mobile account (up to $200 per line, up to 3 lines) after you send us the contract buyout credit form, with proof of your prior carrier's termination fee charges. Ice cream offer: CREDO Mobile will mail me a coupon good for a free, prepacked pint of Ben & Jerry's® Ice Cream every month for a year. CREDO Mobile reserves the right to substitute the Ben & Jerry's® Ice Cream premium with a premium of equal or greater value. Certificates and coupons are not redeemable for cash. In order to continue receiving my free gifts, my account must remain connected and be no more than 60 days past due.

** No early termination fee for the first 30 days; all service charges and late/damaged equipment-return fees apply.

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