This wouldn’t be the first time that the state with the nation’s largest economy has set its own agenda. We have some of the strictest environmental standards and gun laws in the country.
Now we want to be in charge of our own internet requirements.
CA State Senator Scott Wiener just introduced SB 822 – the most comprehensive state-level net neutrality bill in the country. Although other states are working on their own bills, this is the first one that includes ALL of the net neutrality protections that the GOP-dominated Federal Communications Commission (FCC) stripped away from us.
In fact, it’s even stronger than the recently repealed rules.
Continue reading “CA roars! We’re taking back net neutrality with SB 822!”
The FCC has started the countdown
On December 14th, 2017 the GOP-majority Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to reverse 2015 regulations established to protect the net neutrality that allows all users have equal access to all internet content. It also prevents internet service providers (ISPs) from charging extra for high-speed access to specific websites or blocking access to certain sites altogether. 83% of the American people and 75% of Republicans support net neutrality.
The net neutrality repeal plan has finally been published in the Federal Register last Thursday, but that doesn’t mean net neutrality is officially dead—in fact, as open internet defenders quickly observed in response to the news, the fight to save the web from the Republican-controlled FCC is just beginning. If Pai’s rule is kept in place, net neutrality protections will begin to unravel April 23.
Continue reading “Tuesday 2/27 – #OneMoreVote – Internet-wide day of action”
Some three dozen people were arrested by ICE on April 17th, 2017 in the ‘Interfaith Day of Prophetic Action’ demonstration.(FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Whether your legislator is red or blue, FLOOD their lines today!
In addition to our regularly scheduled calls on media issues today, we’d like you to make two other calls, even if you’ve made them before.
#1 – DACA
Their time is running out.
The CR budget running out tomorrow night and Congress’ willingness to forge a bipartisan DACA bill. However, the president remains a moving target and now insists that he’d love a government shutdown if an immigration deal does not “get rid of these loopholes where killers are allowed
to come into our country”. Of course, actual research shows the opposite
. Let’s tell our MoCs that we expect them to vote for and put forward a clean DACA bill.
Minimal Script: Hi. I’m calling from [zip code] to thank Rep./Sen [name] for supporting the Dream Act (H.R. 3440/S.1615), family unification, and to demand no funding for a wasteful wall or surplus border staffing.
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
AND Call 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 Rep/Senator Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com
#2 – NO on Farr
Continue reading “Wildcard Wednesday 2/7 – 4 fast actions on DACA, a racist judge, Sinclair & the Internet.”
We’re cancelling our newsletter call on Net Neutrality.
All our legislators are on the job. Please thank them instead.
Both our Senators, Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris are part of the 40 senators that signed Senator Markey’s Congressional Review Act resolution of disapproval to overturn FCC vote to end net neutrality. 30 members were required to send it to the floor for a vote. Thank them here. Feinstein email, Kamala Harris email.
Both our representatives, Salud Carbajal and Julia Brownley, have released statements that they will support legislative action to enforce net neutrality. Thank them here. Carbajal email, Brownley email.
Today is “Protect Mueller National Call-In Day”!
Let’s all take part and call our MoCs to ask them to do their part to protect him. #ProtectMueller and #TrumpRussia
You can watch it below and/or read about all the acts here…, but while we were distracted with Trump’s supposed “War on Christmas”, an actual war on our environment was happening.
Continue reading “Thursday 1/11 – The FCC, Mueller and the Earth…”
Cup of coffee ready?
1. Rinse and Repeat.
If you missed any of the actions from yesterday, including calls on DACA and another wildly inappropriate nominee and some quick consumer actions on Motel 6 (seriously!) and a Breitbart advertiser, do them today. It takes 5 minutes or less, depending on what you want to say to Tom Bodett.
2. Did they really think we were going to let 3 corporate shills walk off with the Internet?
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Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) is introducing a Congressional Review Act resolution (actual draft here) that would restore the Open Internet Order and reverse the FCC’s historic mistake of repealing Net Neutrality. He needs 30 senators to co-sign to force a vote and only needs ONE more…
Here’s his list so far:
Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)
Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)
Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.)
Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii.)
Richard Blumenthal (D–Conn.)
Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)
Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)
Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)
Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.)
Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.)
Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.)
Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)
Gary Peters (D-Mich.)
Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.)
Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)
Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)
Sherrod Brown (D-O.H.)
ack Reed (D-R.I.)
Tim Kaine (D-Va.)
Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)
Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)
Michael Bennet (D-Colo.)
Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.)
Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)
Ben Cardin (D-Md.)
Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii)
Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.)
Kamala Harris (D-Calif.).
Hey, where’s Dianne Feinstein? Ask her to sign this already.
Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I know that Senator [___] is a supporter of net neutrality. I want her to to sign on to the “Congressional Resolution of Disapproval” to force this issue to a vote.
And Julia Brownley. Really?
Continue reading “Casual Friday – Resist in your pajamas!”
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…
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!”