Tuesday, Dec. 12th – Break the Internet!

On it, thanks! Read “I’m on the FCC. Please stop us from killing net neutrality” (LATimes)

Here’s a helpful graphic of what is coming if we don’t stand up now…

12-12-17 NetNeutrality Break the Internet Campaign_Page_1

Step #1 – Multi-media messages and send a note to Congress

We have just days. The FCC is about to vote to end net neutrality—breaking the fundamental principle of the open Internet—and only an avalanche of calls to Congress can stop it. So this Tuesday, December 12th, “Break the Internet” on your site, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, LinkedIn, reddit, Tumblr, Youtube or in whatever wild creative way you can to get your audience to contact Congress. That’s how we win. Are you in? 

If you run a website, blog, tumblr, or forum, help spread the word by putting up a sticky post, or use one of these widgets, ads, or banners: https://www.battleforthenet.com/#join

Tell people what the internet will be like without net neutrality. There are already examples for us to study. Guaranteed our internet providers are studying them. Continue reading “Tuesday, Dec. 12th – Break the Internet!”

“I’m on the FCC. Please stop us from killing net neutrality.”

On it, thanks! Read the article here: http://beta.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-rosenworcel-fcc-net-neutrality-repeal-20171122-story.html

Indivisible Ventura was planning a rally alongside resistance groups all over the country today, Dec. 7th, exactly one week before the FCC votes to do to the internet what Trump did to Bears Ears National Monument. However, our local event has been CANCELLED due to fire conditions, but we can still do our part with these effective actions…

Step #1

FCC’s vote can be prevented by the House, so call your reps:

Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Rep. [___] to support Title Two net neutrality rules and urge him/her/they to oppose the FCC’s plan to repeal them. Specifically, I’d like our Congressmember to contact the FCC Chairman and demand he abandon his current plan.”

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

Other Rep Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

Step #2

Lobby the 3 FCC commissioners who are likely to vote ‘yes’ on repealing net neutrality, to try to get them to vote ‘no’ instead.  Apparently the phone lines are either being inundated with calls or have been shut off, so use other means if you can’t get through:

Step #3

Continue reading ““I’m on the FCC. Please stop us from killing net neutrality.””

Tuesday’s Call-in Prescription

Today is our “Evacuation Special” as our town is literally on fire and we’ve relocated to a location with terrible internet access. Today’s post will be notable  for its lateness and weird format.

We’re asking people to make two important calls today! And then do some fun things.

#1. Pass a Clean Dream Act. 

Even if you’ve called on this before, do it again.

#2. Read “Kill the concealed carry for everyone!” for background. They’re voting on this in the House TOMORROW (Wednesday).

Using the same kind of reverse logic that results in a tax bill for the middle class that is actually harmful to them, the GOP has decided that overriding common-sense safety provisions of states run by grownups will make us safer.

This actually passed out of committee (*^?^**!!!) so ignore the references to talking just to committee members. Call your own Representative and both Senators, no matter how you imagine they’ll vote. Note that three Democrats openly support this bill, because they feel they have to to survive. Too bad.

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code]  to express my opposition to (H.R. 38(for Reps),  S.446 (for Senators)

More Script if you want it: This bill would invalidate state-level concealed carry restrictions, make it difficult for law enforcement to verify whether a weapon is legally carried, and essentially allow permitless carry across the country. Continue reading “Tuesday’s Call-in Prescription”

Take aim at the FCC in 4 easy steps.

The FCC is set to repeal net neutrality on Dec. 14th. Let’s get started.

Step #1

FCC’s vote can be prevented by the House, so call your reps:

Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Rep. [___] to support Title Two net neutrality rules and urge him/her/they to oppose the FCC’s plan to repeal them. Specifically, I’d like our Congressmember to contact the FCC Chairman and demand he abandon his current plan.”

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

Other Rep Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

Step #2

Lobby the 3 FCC commissioners who are likely to vote ‘yes’ on repealing net neutrality, to try to get them to vote ‘no’ instead.  Apparently the phone lines are either being inundated with calls or have been shut off, so use other means if you can’t get through:

Step #3

Continue reading “Take aim at the FCC in 4 easy steps.”

Save Net Neutrality

We’ll be contacting BOTH the FCC and our Congressperson on this important action!

FCC Sample Script: I’m calling FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to insist the FCC uphold all existing Title II net neutrality rules. We pay for Internet service, and we have a right to protection from data discrimination, privacy invasion, and access restrictions.

CALL FCC Chairman Ajit Pai: (1-202-418-1000)

Congress Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] to ask Rep. [___] to do anything in his/her power to stop the  FCC from killing net neutrality and the strong Title II oversight of Internet Service Providers.

More script if your want it: Preserving an open internet is crucial for fair and equal access to the resources and information available on it.

CALL 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

Other Rep Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

More Info: 

Continue reading “Save Net Neutrality”

The FCC comment period on Net Neutrality ends today – 8/30. You know what to do!

The FCC comment period regarding net neutrality closes today, August 30th, 11:59 EST. Let’s brush up on the ins and outs of net neutrality.  Then let’s head over to the FCC to let them know why net neutrality is essential (click on “+ express” to submit a comment)

More Info:
FCC comments period on net neutrality ends today (verve)
Today is your last chance to comment on the proposal to kill net neutrality (tech crunch)
How to leave a comment for the FCC about Net Neutrality (quartz)