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
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