Starting TODAY, May 9th, join in the “Battle for the Net” here. There are RED ALERT widgets and avatars you can add to websites and social media, as well as Twitter and Facebook headers. There is a folder filled instagram stories and graphic blocks that are free to share here.
History of this mess – On December 15, 2017 the FCC voted 3-2 on partisan lines to eliminate the net neutrality protections that have served as the foundation of the free and open internet since it was created. Net neutrality is the principle that all internet traffic must treated equally; it’s why you can stream Netflix and Hulu at roughly the same speed and at no extra cost. This means that net neutrality is mere weeks away from being a thing of the past—unless Congress acts now, starting in the Senate, to stop the FCC.
The solution – Luckily, the Congressional Review Act gives Congress the power to undo rules issued by federal agencies by passing a “resolution of disapproval.” In the Senate, Democrats can force a vote on a resolution that would undo the FCC’s rollback of net neutrality—a rare tactic that they must take advantage of. 50 Senators (all 49 Democrats and Susan Collins) have come out in support of Senator Ed Markey’s resolution to protect net neutrality. If we can get #OneMoreVote from a Republican Senator, we will win in the Senate—and Senator John Kennedy is a key target.
Action: Join the “red alert” campaign above, and use your mad Indivisible calling skills to tell your legislators that passing this bill is important to us.
(Senators) I’m calling from [zip code] to let Senator [__] know that I strongly support Senator Markey’s CRA resolution to uphold net neutrality and preserve the internet as we know it.
(Representatives) I’m calling from [zip code] to let Rep. [__] know that I strongly support overturning the FCC’s ruling in order to uphold net neutrality and preserve the internet as we know it.
Rep. Julia Brownley: (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779
or Rep. Salud Carbajal: (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348
Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
and Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884
Other Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com