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It's not over! Take action for net neutrality today!

by Molly de Blanc Contributions Published on May 09, 2018 01:41 PM

The fight for net neutrality isn't over -- yet. On Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 the United States Senate will vote on whether to save net neutrality and we need you to take action.

Inform yourself and others

In December 2017, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) voted to repeal the policies that protected net neutrality.

Rather than merely accepting this, Senator Ed Markey launched a Congressional Review Act (CRA) to save net neutrality. A CRA allows a simple majority (more than 50%) of Congress (the Senate and House of Representatives) to overturn an FCC vote. You can read more about CRAs on Wikipedia.

Already, 50 senators are supporting the CRA. We need one more vote to pass this effort to overturn the FCC's ruling.

Take action!

If you're not in the US, let us know your country by updating your profile so we can send you more relevant info. In the meantime, please also help us spread the word to your contacts in the US.

This Wednesday, May 9th, call your senator and urge them to vote to protect net neutrality.

Nervous? Try using the following script:

Hello, I live in CITY/STATE. I am calling to urge you to support net neutrality. I hope SENATOR will do the right thing and vote in for the CRA to overturn the FCC's repeal of net neutrality protections. Thank you for your time.

Don't know who to call?

  • Call your senator directly. Find their number here.

  • Dial the Senate at (202) 224-3121 and they will connect you.

Does your senator already support the CRA?

If your senators are already supporting the CRA, call to thank them for their hard work and dedication to net neutrality.

Read these posts by the FSF

Want to know even more? Check out these posts from the FSF.

Without a free Web and free Internet, what we -- this includes you -- can do online will be limited by the desires of ISPs like Comcast and Verizon. They will have the legal right to control which Web sites we can access and how fast that access will be. This is a major free software issue: free software as we know it would not exist without a free Internet and a free Web. The future of free software is tied to the future of net neutrality.

We're asking you to take the time this Wednesday to call Congress. Tell your friends and family. Save the Internet.

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