Urgent! Congress moving to kill net neutrality

We’ll keep this brief. Comcast is in attack mode, right now. We need you to fight back.

Team Cable’s allies in Congress are advancing two bills that would overrule the FCC and kill our dream for real net neutrality [1]. Hearings are happening TODAY, at this very moment.

Click here to call the committee members, right now and tell them to stop standing in the way of real net neutrality. We need *everyone* to do this.

This was Comcast’s big play all along: if they lose the FCC, get Congress to do the dirty work. Now it’s happening. There are two fake net neutrality bills in motion that wouldn’t stop cable companies from discriminating against certain sites, but would block the FCC from enforcing real rules.

Hearings run all day. The House hearings start at 10am, and the Senate at 2pm.

How awesome would it be if while they’re at these bogus hearings, they get panicked texts from staff about the HUGE number of pro-net neutrality calls? That’s what we’re shooting for. Can you call now?

Also, since there’s really a lot of calls to make, we’re trying something special. if you call all 10 targets, the 11th call goes to my personal cell phone, where I’ll thank you personally.

Will you do it? If so, talk to you soon! 🙂

Sincerely,

Holmes Wilson (and the entire team)

Fight for the Future

 

P.S. If you’re interested, we’re live streaming the hearings at battleforthenet.com all day. Watch them, and dig in on Twitter. Sources:

[1] http://www.freepress.net/press-release/106761/trouble-fake-net-neutrality-bills

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Call to fight for Net Neutrality – otherwise pay more for slow internet!

Maddie-

Americans overwhelmingly support Net Neutrality — and it looks like the FCC is actually poised to pass meaningful rules in a few weeks, just like we’ve been asking them to do for months.  Our activism has been working.

But now certain members of Congress are trying to hijack the process by introducing legislation that would undercut us.  

Will you call key members of Congress to tell them not to undermine our work?  It’ll just take a minute, and could save the Internet.

Our opponents in Congress are holding hearings on Net Neutrality TODAY, in an attempt to intimidate the FCC out of moving forward with strong rules.  They’re just doing Comcast’s dirty work.
They’ve even called in all of the ISPs’ paid shills to repeat lies about why Net Neutrality is bad.  But we know exactly why Comcast and the other ISPs oppose us: Because they want to shift content into slow lanes so they can shake down websites for fees and make even deeper profits — while increasing costs for all of us.

Now that we’ve gotten this far, Congress had better not undermine us — Please click here to tell them to step off.  It’ll just take a minute, and could save the Internet.

We’ve come so far!  And if we keep it up, by spring we’ll have secured real Net Neutrality rules and protected the open Internet and all that we love about it.
Thanks!
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