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iconnumber posted 01-26-2018 10:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The original thread Beware - FCC Plans December Vote to Kill Net Neutrality Rules has current info (as of 01-17-2018) but is getting a little long.

So this is the continuation.

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Burger King has made a commercial that really helps to explain why net neutrality should be important to everyone.

    Never hesitant to share their true feelings, Burger King has called out the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality in a new commercial, explaining the somewhat-confusing decision via Whoopers.

Watch it here

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iconnumber posted 01-26-2018 12:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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One of the most impactful things you can do to save net neutrality is to CALL CONGRESS TODAY and tell your lawmakers to support the ‘resolution of disapproval’ to overturn the FCC vote.

Call: 858-264-0403

We will connect you to the offices of your lawmakers. You can use this script when talking to them — just introduce yourself, be polite, and say:

    "As your constituent, I urge you to cosponsor the Congressional Review Act ‘resolution of disapproval’ to reverse the FCC's December vote repealing net neutrality. An open internet is vital for free expression and innovation.
    Thank you!


-The Stop the FCC Coalition

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iconnumber posted 02-23-2018 01:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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The FCC just took the next step to end net neutrality: yesterday, they officially filed their order to repeal the rules that protected net neutrality, meaning they go into effect on April 23.

That means the countdown has begun: we must act swiftly to protect the free and open internet. Will you add your name to encourage Congress to act?

Ending net neutrality will hurt consumers and threatens to undermine the openness which has made the internet such a force for communications and innovation. By rolling back these rules, the FCC is giving corporations the power to slow down or block your access to sites online.

That’s why I’ve signed on to the Congressional Resolution to rescind the FCC’s rule to overturn net neutrality, and we need to call on everyone, Democrats and Republicans, to do the same.

We still have time to urge the rest of Congress to do the right thing and stop the FCC from changing the internet as we know it. Add your name to stand with me in support of net neutrality now.

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Join Operation #OneMoreVote on Feb. 27

Millions of people have spoken out against the FCC’s Net Neutrality repeal because they recognize how important the open internet is for racial justice, free expression, innovation and economic opportunity. The momentum we’ve seen has been grassroots and creative, and gives us hope for the future.

But we’re not there yet. That’s why, with our allies at #BattlefortheNet, we’re gearing up for another internet-wide day of action to save Net Neutrality. On Feb. 27, we’ll launch Operation #OneMoreVote, a massive day of action to secure the final Senate vote needed to undo the FCC’s Net Neutrality repeal.

On this day, internet users, small businesses, online communities, public-interest groups and popular websites will mobilize to flood lawmakers with calls, emails and tweets. Our goal: to secure the final vote in the Senate needed to pass a resolution of disapproval that would overturn the FCC’s Net Neutrality repeal.

There are a ton of ways you can take part in Operation #OneMoreVote, ranging from changing your profile photo, to tweeting and calling your members of Congress. Everything helps.

RSVP to join us online on Feb. 27.


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IT’S RECESS, BUT WE’RE NOT PLAYING: DEFEND NET NEUTRALITY ON APRIL 5TH.
(CLICK HERE)

Lawmakers are home from Washington, D.C. until April 6th for a congressional recess so we’re joining forces at noon on April 5th all around the country at our members of Congress’ office to rally for net neutrality. This a crucial opportunity to put real pressure on our lawmakers to support the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to reverse the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality rules.

Tell us which lawmaker you are visiting and at which office location so we can post it on the map and recruit others to join you.

Don't worry if you’ve never done anything like this before. We’ll provide you with everything you’ll need, including a coaching call for event hosts and a pre-event call for hosts and attendees. We’ll also help recruit people to your event—though you should definitely encourage your friends to join you! If you have questions about how to complete this form, reach out to us at support@demandprogress.org ......



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Washington just passed the country’s toughest net neutrality legislation

By Sean Captain1 minute Read

Just days after the Trump administration finalized its repeal of national net neutrality regulations, Washington State has passed sweeping legislation to regulate internet access for its residents. The bill cleared the state senate on a 35-to-14 vote, with bipartisan support. It had already blown through the house of representatives by 93-to-5 on February 9, and governor Jay Inslee is on record as ready to sign it.

“It’s swift bipartisan action to protect net neutrality, which is terrific,” the bill’s main sponsor, Democratic representative Drew Hansen, tells Fast Company.

Other state governments have issued executive orders or proposed legislation in response to the FCC’s vote on December 14 vote to scrap federal net neutrality regulations, but Washington’s policy is the most ambitious. Governor’s orders in states like Montana, New Jersey, and New York make adherence to net neutrality policies a precondition for ISPs that want state government contracts.

Washington’s law applies to all ISPs that serve residents, whether or not they have state deals. All internet service offered in Washington would have to be free from blocking or throttling of legal online content. Nor could it be subject to a system of premium-priced “fast lanes” that offer better bandwidth to content providers that pay extra for the privilege.


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iconnumber posted 04-25-2018 11:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Free & Open Internet - Net- Neutrality

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The U.S. Senate will vote in mid-May on restoring net neutrality—and that’s making Verizon, AT&T, and other Big Cable companies see red.

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Red Alert for Net Neutrality

The FCC voted to let ISPs ruin the Internet. But there’s an imminent vote in the US Senate to overrule them and restore net neutrality. Starting on May 9th until the day of the vote, put your website or social profile on RED ALERT to help sound the alarm and flood lawmakers with calls and emails.

The Senate is about to vote on whether to save net neutrality or let it die. Are you in? CLICK HERE


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We’ve been waiting for this: Just this morning, Sen. Ed Markey (D–Massachusetts) formally filed paperwork that will force a Senate vote on the FCC’s disastrous repeal of the 2015 open-internet rules.

The Senate must act now to pass the Congressional Review Act (CRA) and keep the promise of an open, accessible and affordable internet alive. It’s up to all of us to show them the way.

Starting today, join the thousands of companies, websites, organizations and activists who are putting the internet on RED ALERT to save Net Neutrality.

Here’s how you can get involved:

Change your social-media avatars or put a banner on your website.
Mobilize your friends and family members to take action.
Contact your members of Congress and urge them to support the resolution overturning the FCC’s Net Neutrality repeal.

Today is just the beginning. Until the Senate passes the CRA, the internet will be on RED ALERT — and next week, you can take to the streets in the name of internet freedom.

We’ll have more details coming your way in the coming days on how you can connect with other Net Neutrality champions in your community to make sure your members of Congress understand what’s at stake.

Until then, join us by going on RED ALERT until the Senate passes the CRA overturning the FCC’s disastrous decision.

In solidarity,

Adam, Candace, Heather and the rest of the Fress Press Action Fund team
freepress.net

P.S. Today the internet goes on RED ALERT to save Net Neutrality. Join the fight here.

Free Press Action Fund is a nonpartisan organization fighting for your rights to connect and communicate. Free Press Action Fund does not support or oppose any candidate for public office. Learn more at freepress.net.


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Sign the petition: Stand with Democracy for America and our allies and tell the Senate to overturn the FCC and save net neutrality.

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Tell the Senate: Save net neutrality!

In December, the Republican-led FCC voted to repeal net neutrality, ending the free and open internet as we know it.

Without net neutrality, internet service providers would be able to censor, block, slow down or slap a fee on any site of their choosing. Thanks to this decision, you now may have to pay extra to access your email or read your favorite news outlet, and it could take longer to stream shows. This repeal hurts everyday Americans and stifles small businesses’ ability to grow.

Now, the Senate is preparing to vote on a resolution to block this decision before it’s too late. Please, add your name right now to tell the Senate: Save net neutrality!


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FCC Chair Ajit Pai just announced the date his repeal of net neutrality will go into effect – June 11th.

But all’s not lost! Every day more corners of the web are rising up to save the free and open internet. We can still stop Pai and protect net neutrality. Here's what you need to know and what you can do right now:

NEXT WEEK, the Senate will vote on a resolution under the Congressional Review Act to stop Ajit Pai and the FCC, and restore net neutrality protections. With net neutrality rules set to end next month, it’s critical we do everything we can to make sure the Senate passes this resolution.

That’s why we’re planning a massive day of protests on Monday, May 14 at the offices of members of Congress who haven’t signed on to the CRA yet to save net neutrality.

Click here to find an event near you.
(Want to help make this event a success? Find the event nearest you on the map, click it, and check the box where it says "Yes, contact me so I can help organize this event with Team Internet!" We'll get you everything you need, including an event guide, to make this event as impactful as possible.)

The CRA resolution is Congress’ BEST chance to overturn the FCC’s repeal and save real net neutrality rules for all Americans, which prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T from controlling what sites you can visit and how fast they load.

In order for the resolution to pass the Senate and make it to the House, we only need 51 senators to vote on our side. And we’re just one vote away.

NO filibusters that require 60 votes. NO legislative tomfoolery. Just a simple majority in the Senate and the House.

With net neutrality protections set to end next month, we need to turn out and show Congress we expect them to vote ‘yes’ on saving net neutrality. Attending an event on May 14th is the most important thing you can do for net neutrality right now.

Currently, 50 senators are publicly supporting the CRA. Those still on the fence need to be overwhelmed with support for the CRA by regular Americans like you, so they have no choice but to reject Big Cable’s arguments and protect real net neutrality.

If we win the Senate vote, the battle quickly shifts to the House. All of Congress needs to hear from us before they vote on the CRA resolution, which is why we’re protesting next week on the 14th.

Can you help us win the CRA and restore net neutrality?

Click here to attend an event in your area.
(Want to help make this event a success? Find the event nearest you on the map, click it, and check the box where it says "Yes, contact me so I can help organize this event with Team Internet!" We'll get you everything you need, including an event guide, to make this event as impactful as possible.)

This is the final phase of our fight to save net neutrality in Congress. What we do over the next couple weeks will determine whether we have a free and open internet for all, or whether Verizon, Comcast, AT&T and the rest of Big Cable get to decide what you can see and do online.

It's go time for Team Internet.

Let's do this,

Carli, Reuben, Robert, Mark, David, and the whole team at Demand Progress


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The US Senate is scheduled to vote Wednesday, May 16 on whether to reverse the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net neutrality rules.

Republican senators were hoping to avoid the vote, but Democrats are using a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to force the full Senate to vote. The CRA resolution would nullify the FCC's December 2017 vote to deregulate broadband and kill net neutrality rules and would prevent the FCC from taking similar actions in the future.

Let's hope this will pass both houses!

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BREAKING News: We did it! Thanks to your relentless activism, Senators Lisa Murkowski and John Kennedy have just joined Susan Collins and the entire Senate Democratic caucus and voted to overturn the FCC and save net neutrality!

They said it was a lost cause. They said that Big Cable's pockets were too deep and their lobbyists were too powerful. But you proved them wrong.

This is not over yet. Now the battle moves to the House of Representatives—where we have an even bigger fight. But with Republicans facing a tough midterm election and polls showing that 86% of voters support net neutrality, we can win.

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The Senate just voted to pass a resolution of disapproval that would overturn the FCC’s outrageous and unjust Net Neutrality repeal.

This is huge.

The fight now moves to the House, where the clock is ticking to get representatives on board — and on the record — about restoring Net Neutrality protections.

The urgency here is real: On June 11 the FCC’s Net Neutrality repeal will go into effect and companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon will be free to block, slow down and discriminate against your online content.

The best way to stop this from happening is to pass a Net Neutrality resolution in the House. So call & write your representative!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Red Alert for Net Neutrality
    BREAKING NEWS: The Senate voted to save net neutrality. Now we need the House of Representatives to do the same, or else the FCC will let ISPs like Comcast and Verizon ruin the internet with throttling, censorship and unnecessary fees. Write your lawmakers now! http://www.battleforthenet.com/redalert/
http://action.adamschiff.com/page/s/save-net-neutrality
http://www.battleforthenet.com/
http://www.standtallforamerica.com/petition/save-net-neutrality/e/

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Yay!! I hope the House passes it, though it will be an uphill battle.

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I also hope that the House sees the light and passes it. I must say that almost nothing that has gone on in the last year makes sense to me so I have given up trying to predict what will happen.

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Tell the House of Representatives: Save net neutrality. Click here to sign the petition.

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Net Neutrality Drop-In Day of Action

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This summer we’re going to save Net Neutrality.

AT&T, Comcast and Verizon aren’t letting up, but neither are we. This week, your member of Congress is on recess and will be in their home district. This is a perfect opportunity to drop by and make sure they understand how important Net Neutrality is to you and your community.

Sign up here and get everything you need to stop by your representative’s office this Thursday.

In the first five months of 2018, we’ve brought massive grassroots pressure to bear on the Senate and won a major battle in the fight for internet freedom.1

Now we need to turn up the heat on the House of Representatives.

As of today, more than 170 members of the House have signed on to support the Congressional Review Act resolution that would save Net Neutrality.

We need to get to 218 signatures to pass the CRA and with your help, we will.

Join Net Neutrality supporters from around the country by dropping in to your representative’s office.

It’s easy to be frustrated with politics these days. But after an inspiring victory for Net Neutrality, I’m optimistic. We showed that when a diverse array of voices speak out we can drown out the lies of big ISPs and their lobbyists in D.C.

Taking action online and making phone calls has been effective, but the best way to show elected officials you care is by showing up in person and telling your story.

We have everything you need to help you prep for your visit and are available to answer any questions you might have.

Sign up and get our easy-to-use toolkit.

Saving Net Neutrality is one of the most important things we can do to create a more just, equitable and inclusive world. By winning this fight we will demonstrate that grassroots democracy is alive and well, and that when we don’t let misinformation and cynicism divide us, we can achieve more than anyone thought possible.

Thanks for all that you do—

Adam, Lucia, Dutch and the rest of the Free Press Action Fund team
freepress.net

P.S. If you can’t make it to your representative’s office on Thursday, drop by during a time that works for you (Congress is on recess from May 29–June 1, so any time this week would be great). Our toolkit has everything you need.

P.P.S. Net Neutrality is so important that a generous donor has offered to kick in an extra $50K to power up the fight. Donate whatever you can to help us meet this challenge.


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The End of Net Neutrality? Not Yet!!
Register For: An Emergency Info Call
Monday, Jun 11, 2018, 8pm

Last December, the Federal Communications Commission voted to eliminate our nation’s Net Neutrality rules, which prevent internet service providers like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from blocking, interfering with or discriminating against online traffic, websites and apps. On June 11, the repeal of the Net Neutrality rules will take effect — paving the way for the big broadband companies to destroy the open internet. Please join us for this emergency call to discuss and learn how the Trump FCC’s repeal of Net Neutrality will impact communities of color and why the fight to protect the open internet is a critical racial justice issue. Most importantly, learn what we can do to fight back to ensure Net Neutrality rules are restored. This call is hosted by the Voices for Internet Freedom coalition, which includes 18 Million Rising, the Center for Media Justice, Free Press Action Fund, Color Of Change and the National Hispanic Media Coalition.

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The FCC voted to repeal net neutrality and let Big Cable control the internet. But after millions of people flooded Congress with emails and calls, the Senate voted to overturn the FCC. Now we need the House of Representatives to do the same. Tell your rep you want net neutrality now!

In May, a bipartisan majority of senators voted to overturn the FCC and save net neutrality.

Now we need to win in the House. It’s go time — contact your representative today!

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Net Neutrality has ended -- but it's not too late to bring it back.

The Senate recently passed a bill that would reverse the FCC's devastating decision to kill Net Neutrality. Now, we need the House to act.

The Net Neutrality Congressional Review Act is our last chance at saving Net Neutrality and reversing the FCC’s actions. We need to get a simple majority of House members signed on to a discharge petition to force a floor vote before the August recess. At the moment, 175 House members have signed on in support -- but we need 218 to get a vote.

Sign our petition telling the House to vote to restore Net Neutrality today. Take Action!

-- Eden James, Political Director, Democracy for America


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Time Is Running Out:
Tell the House to Save Net Neutrality

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Time Is Running Out: Tell the House to Save Net Neutrality

With the 2018 election season kicking off in just a few short weeks, members of Congress will be hitting the campaign trail and spending less time representing you in D.C. That means time is running short in the House to save Net Neutrality.

The Senate has already passed its version of the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to save Net Neutrality. Now it’s the House’s turn. Lawmakers need to follow two simple steps to protect the open internet:

  • First, 218 members of the House need to sign a discharge petition allowing the Net Neutrality CRA to come up for a full vote.
  • Second, a majority of House members need to vote yes to pass the CRA.

It’s really that simple, but right now ISPs like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon are muddying the waters by pushing phony Net Neutrality legislation.

Now’s the time to flood the congressional switchboard with more calls than it can handle. We have to show every representative once again that protecting the internet from AT&T, Comcast and Verizon is the defining communications rights issue of our time.

Over the years we’ve rallied to tell lawmakers that an open, accessible and affordable internet is essential to the health and well-being of our movements, our local economies and our ability to tell our own stories. Now we must come together to do it again.

This fight is so vital because, at its core, saving Title II Net Neutrality is about preserving civil rights online. The open internet is a place where movements are born, where communities often ignored or stereotyped by mainstream media can tell their own stories, and where families, friends and people who might have never before connected can build community.

Make the call right now to remind your representatives that they work for the people, not power-hungry telecoms.

The House needs to withhold support for phony ISP-backed legislation and take two simple steps to rescue Net Neutrality. Tell your rep to sign the discharge petition and support the CRA today.

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It’s August, which means that members of Congress are on recess and home in their districts. Many are also in full campaign mode as we head into the November midterm elections.

This means you have an opportunity to get your rep’s attention: They’ll spend the next few weeks meeting with constituents, attending local community events — and reading their local papers. Let's seize this opportunity to urge our lawmakers to sign on to the Congressional Review Act resolution to restore Net Neutrality.

Could you write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper? Check out our user-friendly tool, talking points and writing tips.

We need you to remind your rep that the only place Net Neutrality is a partisan issue is in the United States Congress.

Net Neutrality enjoys overwhelming bipartisan support, and a recent poll found that the majority of voters will take Net Neutrality into account as they head to the polls in November.1

It’s time our elected officials listen to their constituents — not high-paid ISP lobbyists. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper today.

As the summer progresses, and campaigning around the midterm elections intensifies, it’s critical that our elected officials know that we’re invested in the Net Neutrality fight.

Writing a letter to the editor is a great way to send a message to your rep and your community about the importance of the open internet.

Restoring Title II Net Neutrality is about preserving civil rights online. The open internet is a place where movements are born, where communities often ignored or stereotyped by mainstream media can tell their own stories, and where families, friends and people who might have never before connected can build community. Will you help us save the internet?

Thanks for all that you do—

Heather, Lucia, Candace and the rest of the Free Press Action Fund team
freepress.net

P.S. The future of the internet is too important to hand over to enormous corporations that care only about their financial bottom lines. Use our handy tool to write a letter to the editor about Net Neutrality.


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Write a Letter to the Editor to Save Net Neutrality

Congress can still save Net Neutrality — but it has only until the end of 2018 to do it.

On January 3, a new Congress will be sworn in, and at that point we will lose the opportunity to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to restore the open internet-rules the FCC destroyed last year.

The Senate has already passed the CRA, and we need to do everything in our power right now to make sure our House reps know how important saving Net Neutrality is to the people who vote for them. That’s why we’re asking people like you to write letters to the editor of their local papers and urge their lawmakers to sign the discharge petition to force a vote on the Net Neutrality CRA.


Write a letter to the editor today and let your community and rep know why saving the open internet is important to you.



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