Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Tell Congress not to gut Net Neutrality

From Demand Progress:

Ugh. Once again, some members of Congress are trying to undermine the open Internet we've fought so hard to protect.

They're trying to sneak dangerous riders into a must-pass government-funding bill that could prevent the FCC from enforcing the Net Neutrality rules. We got pretty close to the passage of similar riders earlier this year, but thanks to massive public outcry from activists like you those bills never made it to the floor.

That could change now as talk of funding showdowns and shutdowns is starting up again in the run-up to the Dec. 11 budget deadline. Can you pick up the phone right now, make a phone call to your Senators, and urge that they stand up for the open Internet?

Right now appropriations committee members are negotiating behind closed doors. They're contemplating huge cuts to the FCC's budget that could prevent the agency from protecting a free and open Internet.

Clearly, some members of Congress have forgotten that there is widespread, bipartisan support for the Net Neutrality. It's frustrating that they can dismantle the rules we fought so hard for — but we can stop them.

Your voice is needed. Will you pick up the phone and tell your Senators that Net Neutrality is NOT on the bargaining table?

Yes, I'll make a phone call to my Senators right now.

No, I can't do that — but I'll chip in $5 or $10 to help Demand Progress in the fight to protect Net Neutrality.

Thanks for taking action on this at a critical time.

—David, Daniel, Kurt, Mark, Sara and the rest of the Demand Progress team

P.S. Can you forward this email to five friends to help us multiply our impact? Thank you!

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