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 – Finish it off, CA Senators! This is the “gold standard”.
SB 822, CA’s net neutrality bill that establishes net neutrality rules even stronger than those rejected by the White House, is almost at the finish line. By a bipartisan vote of 60-18, the bill passed the Assembly and it now goes back to the Senate for its final reconcilation vote. ISPs like AT&T and Comcast poured millions of dollars, doubt and discord into the legislature and scared senior citizens with misleading robocalls, resulting in the bill almost being gutted in June.
Calls in support of the legislation intensified last week after reports that Santa Clara County firefighters were hindered by Verizon’s deliberate throttling of internet service as they helped battle the massive Mendocino Complex fire in July. Although the company said that this issue is not related to net neutrality, county counsel James Williams said ““Verizon’s throttling has everything to do with net neutrality — it shows that the ISPs will act in their economic interests, even at the expense of public safety,” said county counsel James Williams.”
This issue, along with our phone calls and strong leadership by State Senator Scott Weiner, kept this mission on target.
Minimal script to your state senator: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Sen. [___] to push SB 822 onto Governor Brown’s desk and watch him sign it.
State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (SD-19): SAC (916) 651-4019, SB (805) 965-0862, OX (805)988-1940 http://sd19.senate.ca.gov/send-e-mail
Not your people?:findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov.
Action #2 – The ISP’s aren’t going quietly. Stop their end run through the FTC.
Continue reading “Thurs – 8/30: Net Neutrality is winning in CA! But the ISPs are fighting back…Comments to the FTC due Oct. 14th.”