Thursday, December 3, 2015

Tell Senators Durbin, Reid and Schumer: Don't let any of your colleagues threaten Net Neutrality.

Free Press Action Fund:

Negotiations over a must-pass budget bill that could threaten the survival of the Net Neutrality rules have now moved to the highest levels. While the conversations in Congress are still taking place behind closed doors, our sources tell us that anti-Net Neutrality riders are part of the latest proposal. These riders would flat out prevent the FCC from enforcing the Net Neutrality rules.

Congressional leaders need to hear from you TODAY: Tell them to stand up for the open Internet.

Democratic leaders Sens. Dick Durbin, Harry Reid, and Chuck Schumer have all said they support real Net Neutrality and the FCC’s right to enforce its rules. Now they need to prove it by standing up to those who want to kill these protections.

Tell Sens. Durbin, Reid and Schumer: Don't let any of your colleagues threaten Net Neutrality.

We’ve won this same fight before. Just last summer some longtime anti-Net Neutrality members of Congress tried to sneak bad language into government-funding bills. Thanks to the massive public outcry from people 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.

Durbin, Reid and Schumer have a lot of power. They need to stand strong for the nearly 4 million Americans who urged the FCC to protect Net Neutrality.

Your voice is needed: Tell congressional leaders to speak out for real Net Neutrality.

Congress shouldn’t be allowed to dismantle the FCC's strong open Internet rules through secret deals. We worked too hard for that win to let anyone undo it.

This stops now.

Thanks for all that you do—

Sandy, Matt, Dutch and the rest of the Free Press Action Fund team

P.S. Don’t let Net Neutrality opponents negotiate away your rights in secret. Tell congressional leaders to protect the FCC’s rules.

P.P.S. Most of you won't be calling your own members of Congress, but that’s OK. These offices need to hear from Net Neutrality supporters like you!

You could go with the numbers provided by Free Press Action Fund and/or you can email Senators Durbin,Reid and Schumer and tell them to leave Net Neutrality alone. The more of us they hear from the better so let them know. The internet freedoms you are saving may be your own.

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