RESTORE NET NEUTRALITY NOW
Despite massive public opposition, in December Trump’s FCC voted 3-2 to reverse regulations protecting net neutrality, giving internet service providers (ISPs) new ways to control what we see, do and say online.
But it went even further:
–eliminating rules prohibiting ISPs from charging websites for priority access over home/mobile Internet services
–turning enforcement of “transparency” over to FTC
–barring states from making their own net neutrality rules
America needs a free and fair internet that:
• protects freedom to speak, connect, hear diverse voices/opinions
• allows vulnerable communities to bypass traditional media gatekeepers
• supports innovation; gives all businesses, especially small ones, equal access to customers
• helps rural communities overcome relative isolation and connect with external resources
The Congressional Review Act (CRA) gives Congress 60 legislative days from publication in the Federal Register to reverse regulatory actions. Since the FCC released its order on January 4, the clock has started ticking.
Net neutrality defenders are poised for battle—18 state attorneys-general to sue, and enough Senators have committed to force a Senate vote over McConnell’s objection.
Our MoCs, in both chambers, must force a vote to restore net neutrality and overturn this extremely unpopular, damaging FCC order.
Net. Neutrality. NOW!
**ACTION 1: Call Congressman Walden and our Senators**
SAMPLE SCRIPT for Congressman Walden:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon, [zip code]. I am calling to express my strong disapproval of the FCC’s order destroying net neutrality. I demand that you use the Congressional Review Act to preserve a free and open internet equally accessible to all Americans. You must Put People Before Party and use your powers of persuasion to get commitments from enough colleagues on both sides of the aisle so that—once the order is published in the Federal Register—the House can move quickly to force its repeal. It’s now or never, Congressman; we’re mad as hell, and we’re not going to take it anymore. Step up and do the right thing!”
SAMPLE SCRIPT for Senators Merkley and Wyden:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling to express my strong disapproval of the FCC’s order destroying net neutrality. Thank you for signing the resolution to use the Congressional Review Act to preserve a free and open internet equally accessible to all Americans. Please use your powers of persuasion to get commitments from enough colleagues on both sides of the aisle so that—once the order is published in the Federal Register—the Senate can move quickly to force its repeal. Thank you.”
**ACTION 2: Thank Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenbloom**
Thank our Attorney General for joining the lawsuit against the FCC rolling back 2015 Net Neutrality protections.
**ACTION 3: Send this to your Friends and Family**
Post on Facebook or other social media. Urge friends and family members from states other than CA, DE, HI, IL, IA, KYT, ME, MD, MA, MS, MN, NY, NC, OR, VT, VA, WA to call their state attorney general and ask that she/he challenge the legality of the decision to ensure that their citizens will be protected from the harmful practices of internet service providers.
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400
Portland: (503) 326-3386, DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691
Another reminder to visit the Event Calendar on our website on a regular basis to keep updated regarding future meetings, rallies, protests and gatherings: https://ord2indivisible.org/calendar/
For those able to attend, Oregon State Representative Pam Marsh is holding a Town Hall in Ashland tomorrow, January 13: https://ord2indivisible.org/event/pam-marsh-town-hall-meeting-ashland/
Senator Jeff Merkley is holding a Town Hall in Grants Pass on Monday, January 15: https://ord2indivisible.org/event/senator-jeff-merkley-josephine-county-town-hall-grants-pass/
Please help us get word out regarding upcoming events occurring throughout all of Oregon District 2. Click here to submit events to be considered for posting: https://ord2indivisible.org/submit-your-event/