5G Free Marin is a coalition of local Marin-based groups fighting to stop unnecessary, unsafe and excessive wireless technologies from being imposed on local communities by telecommunications corporations.
Our organization originally formed to opposed the 5G “Small Cell” rollout which is underway across the country. We are specifically concerned about telecoms entering communities and installing equipment in very close proximity to residents, schools, health care facilities and childcare centers, with no regard to the potential health effects from the high flux, short wavelength microwave electromagnetic radiation from powerful antennas that have not been tested for health or environmental impacts.
We hold the precautionary principle as fundamental, especially in light of the fact that this latest 5G technology is untested for safety. We believe we, as a community, have the right to a safe and healthy environment and that the burden of proof for safety is not on the people, but on the corporations developing this technology.
The Precautionary Principle must be our most fundamental guiding principle; decision makers must anticipate and mitigate potential harm before it occurs. Because there are better and cheaper alternatives including fiber optic technology, we believe there is no legitimate reason to undertake the risks that come with this rollout of 5G.
5G Free Marin is working on many fronts to take back local control from the telecoms that have used telecom-written FCC rules to undermine and usurp local decision making and infrastructure in counties, cities and towns throughout the US.
Join us— take back your power, and make a difference in your community.