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Success for net neutrality, success for free software

by Molly de Blanc Contributions Published on May 25, 2018 02:21 PM

We've had great success with the United States Senate voting in support of net neutrality! Congratulations and thank you to everyone in the US for contacting your congresspeople, and all of you who helped spread the word.

However, it's not over yet. Here are more actions you can take if you're in the United States.

Now that the Congressional Review Act (CRA) has passed the Senate, it moves to the House of Representatives. Just as we asked you to call your senators, now it's time to call your House representatives. Find their contact info here and use the script below to ask them to support the reinstatement of net neutrality protections.

The timing hasn't been set for future votes and hearings yet, but that's no reason to wait: make sure your representatives know how you feel.

Looking for a sample script?


I live in CITY/STATE. I am calling to urge you to support net neutrality.

I hope REPRESENTATIVE will do the right thing and vote for the CRA to overturn the FCC's repeal of net neutrality protections.

Thank you for your time.

Want some bonus points?

If your senator voted in support of the CRA, call and thank them for their work. (See a list of senators and their votes here.)

  • Call your senator directly. Find their number here.

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

We'll be updating you as things develop.

Share on social media!

Tell your friends by sharing on social media! Use the hashtags netneutrality and freesoftware.

Net neutrality in the US is a global issue

Even if you don't live in the US, what happens with net neutrality here still matters to you.

When companies -- and free software projects -- within the US are burdened by extra fees being charged by Internet Service Providers (ISPs), everyone in the world loses access to these pages and services. For example, blocking VoIP services in one country affects communication at a global scale. Access to the tools we use to build, download, and share free software are at risk when net neutrality is no longer there to protect them -- and users -- from ISPs controlling access to those sites.

Read these posts by the Free Software Foundation (FSF)

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

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