Action #1 – Call to get SB-822 out of committee.
Net Neutrality ENDS MONDAY, June 11, but we have a slim chance of saving it in California if we stop ISP lobbyists from killing SB-822 – “Communications: broadband Internet access service” in the two committees listed below tomorrow, June 12th.
While SB 460 (de León) was a well-intentioned start, Senator Scott Wiener’s SB 822 includes all of the protections from the 2015 Open Internet Order. Unlike SB 460, SB 822 does not leave giant loopholes that ISPs have exploited in the past.
Our representative, Monique Limón, is NOT on these committees. Yours may not be either. However, call them and tell them you expect them to talk to committee members. Then look at the committee members and think of all your friends and family members that live in their districts. INDIVISIBLE CONEJO, we’re looking at you and Jaqui Irwin.
Minimal Script for non-Committee members: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Assemblymember [___] to encourage members of the Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee and the Communications and Conveyance Committee to advance SB-822. Continue reading “Mon – 6/11: Corporations and their GOP think we’re going to roll over for the end of net neutrality… They are wrong.”
Net neutrality rules will officially expire June 11th. (Monday) Act today!
On December 14th, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to reverse 2015 regulations established to protect net neutrality. If we don’t stop it, all providers will be required to do is “tell consumers whether they will block or slow content or offer paid ‘fast lanes.'” Comforting.
On 5/16, the Senate passed S.J. Res 52, the resolution to overturn the FCC net neutrality rollback. Republican Senators Collins (ME), Kennedy (LA), and Murkowski (AK) joined all 49 Senators in the Democratic Caucus in voting “Yes”. The resolution then moved to the House, where, two days later, Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA) has filed a discharge petition to force a vote in the House on the Senate-passed resolution. A simple majority of House members must sign the petition.
We’re running out of time. June 11th is the deadline.
Check out where your legislator stands here and send them a “thank-you” or a “WTH?” tweet with the attached links. (The list alphabetizes by first name or by state.) Then find the links to all your out-of-state relatives and friends and ask them to do the same thing. Be Indivisible all over the country. For more impact, call everyone who is a “U” (undecided, my foot) or a “N“.
Minimal Script for “U” and “N” Reps: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Rep. [___] to show support for the Senate-passed S.J. Res 52 by signing the discharge petition introduced by Rep. Mike Doyle. I will remember how you vote on this at the next election.
Next up…the House! Story here.
If your senator did the right thing on this issue, call them and THANK them! Legislators appreciate being thanked like anybody else. They also need positive feedback to know that they are accurately representing our interests.
If your senator or representative is doing the right thing on these issues, call them and THANK them!
Legislators appreciate being thanked like anybody else. They also need positive feedback to know that they are accurately representing our interests.
Call on Net Neutrality today!
Click here for information, call scripts, and contact numbers.
Our legislators on net neutrality:
Rep. Brownley: click here.
Rep. Carbajal: click here.
Sen. Feinstein: click here.
Sen. Harris on : Click here and here.
Other legislative contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com Continue reading “Wed. 5/16: Two quick reminder calls for our legislators to tell them that we’re watching!”
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. Continue reading “Wed. 5/9: This is the day to start calling legislators on Net Neutrality like your internet depends on it. It does.”