Action – Call your legislators TUESDAY MORNING and make sure they’re voting “YES” on HR 1644 and S.682 – the “Save the Internet Act”.
Despite more than 20 million public comments against the rollback, Trump’s FCC chair and misguided youtuber, Ajit Pai, a former Verizon attorney, rammed a repeal of the 2015 Open Internet Order through the FCC in December 2017. He lied that net-neutrality rules discouraged investment, leaving consumers with fewer options. Hahahaha! At the time of the FCC repeal, 83% of Americans including 75% of Republicans supported net neutrality rules. On Tuesday, April 9th, the US House of Representatives will vote on HR 1644 – “the Save the Internet Act” and then the Senate needs to pass S.682. If passed, this bill will enshrine net neutrality into law and we can see a lot less of Pai. First, do your part.
Minimal script for us lucky 4-for-4 people: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want to thank Rep./Sen. [___] for his/her support of HR 1644 (Rep)/ S.682 (Sen) “Save the Internet” Act, and please reject any amendments or motions to recommit that would weaken it!
- Rep-check here. (Carbajal and Brownley are on board!)
- Sen-check here. (Feinstein and Harris are cosponsors too!)
Here’s what you can do to make sure Congress knows everyone is watching:
Battleforthe net.com is making it easy for the whole Internet to watch the vote and hold our government accountable.
Continue reading “Mon 4/8: Free the Internet! Call your legislators.”
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.
Continue reading “Thurs 6/7: Could Pai be clearer that his FCC is open for business to far-right and corporate interests? – 2 urgent actions!”
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.
Continue reading “Wed. 5/16: Update – Net Neutrality passed the Senate! Your calls were heard!”
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.”
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”