Act Now: Defend Net Neutrality

You might have heard a lot of talk recently about Net Neutrality, which has come under fire once again by the new Federal Communications Commission chairman, Ajit Pai who calls equal access to the web “a mistake.” Still confused on what it is and why it’s important? Here’s a basic overview from the Wall Street Journal, and a more in depth (and more humorous) take from John Oliver.

Consider sending a message to Mr. Pai here or here. And if your senators or representatives are on these lists, reach out to them too to let them know why you want to keep the internet a fair playing ground!
For more conservative reps: My name is [your name], and I’m one of [representative’s] constituents. [If you’re leaving a message, include your address and ZIP code.] I’m calling to ask that [representative] stand up for net neutrality. Market competition, jobs for small businesses, and educational opportunities for our young people are at stake. Protecting net neutrality will ensure free and fair market competition, and make sure hardworking families have open access to information. Will you please share my message with [representative]?
 
For more progressive reps: My name is [your name], and I’m one of [representative’s] constituents. [If you’re leaving a message, include your address and ZIP code.] I’m calling to ask that [representative] stand up for net neutrality. Consumer protection and the democratic ideal of equality for all are at stake. Protecting net neutrality can help ensure that everyone has fair access to the incredible opportunities the internet provides. Will you please share my message with [representative]?
Scripts and action adapted from www.project1461.org

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