NET NEUTRALITY EXPIRES TODAY! CALL THE HOUSE!

After the FCC decided to eliminate net neutrality regulations, Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced a resolution in the Senate to overturn their decision. Thanks to massive public pressure (from people like YOU) this resolution PASSED in the senate on May 17th, 52-47!

The resolution is set to expire today, which means we have one more chance to push the the House to force a vote on reversing the FCC’s net neutrality repeal. Congressman Mike Doyle (D-PA) introduced a discharge petition to bring the legislation to save Net Neutrality up for a vote in the House.

Call your representative to ask them to support the discharge petition - or thank them if they already support restoring net neutrality (see co-sponsors of Congressman Doyle’s legislation at: https://doyle.house.gov/press-release/doyle-announces-cosponsors-legislation-save-net-neutrality).  

Your Representatives: https://callyourrep.co/ 

 https://www.battleforthenet.com/scoreboard (for tweeting)

HOUSE Democrats:  Hi, my name is  _______ and I’m a constituent from (zip). I’m calling to ask you to support Congressman Doyle’s discharge petition to force a vote on overturning the FCC’s recent ruling on net neutrality.

HOUSE Republicans:  Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a constituent from (zip). I'm calling to express my strong disapproval of the FCC's repeal of net neutrality protections. I ask that my representative immediately sign on to the discharge petition introduced by Congressman Mike Doyle to force a vote to reverse this decision and preserve a free, open internet that's equally accessible to all. Will the representative sign on to this effort?

If no/unsure: A vast majority of Americans in both parties support these protections because they encourage innovation and preserve our First Amendment rights online. I will be watching this vote closely and if the representative does not sign on to the discharge petition, I will encourage my community to vote against him/her in the next election.

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Background

Net neutrality means that internet service providers (ISPs) must provide equal access to all websites, applications, and content, without charging fees for faster service. In 2015 the FCC classified ISPs as utilities, which made them subject to regulation, and then adopted strong net neutrality regulations under Title II of the Communications Act.

Net neutrality is the principle that guarantees freedom of speech online. Without net neutrality, ISPs themselves can determine which content will stream to you faster, and which slower. Soon, wealthy corporations and content creators will be cutting deals with ISPs to make sure that their content streams quickly to the public, while smaller, poorer content creators would be stuck with slow, inferior connections, making it harder for the public to access their content.  Or the ISPs themselves may decide, based on their own political views or economic interests, which content is worthy of high-speed, high-quality streaming.

On December 14, at the behest of corporate internet service providers like AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to reverse the 2015 regulations established to protect net neutrality. This is a huge blow to small businesses, nonprofits, marginalized Americans, and our freedom of speech.

But the fight to save net neutrality is not over yet. Congress can undo this misguided deregulation through the Congressional Review Act. On May 17, the Senate voted to restore net neutrality. Next, the battle moves to the House.

More HERE: https://www.battleforthenet.com/

https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/16/17357592/net-neutrality-senate-vote-cra-reinstate-fcc-rules 

https://www.wired.com/story/after-fcc-vote-net-neutrality-fight-moves-to-courts-congress/

https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2018/01/23/new-york-net-neutrality-law/