Tell Congress: Support the "resolution of disapproval"

*In December, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 to dismantle historic internet consumer protections called "net neutrality." 

*Without these rules, big Internet providers like AT&T and Comcast could force website operators to pay more to avoid content getting slowed or blocked and they could obstruct a competitor's services to favor their own. The FCC’s move threatens to make our web access more expensive by forcing web businesses to pay more for an “internet fast lane.”  

*The Congressional Review Act (CRA) offers a way to undue the FCC’s vote if Congress can pass a "resolution of disapproval” with a simple majority in both houses, and the signature of the president. The resolution is just one vote shy in the Senate (both Illinois senators are co-sponsors), but the House will be a tougher battle.

*Saving net neutrality will be a long, uphill battle on many fronts. But your action today is important, because it’s key that ALL representatives be forced to make their position known on this issue. And it’s important that we show the overwhelming support for net neutrality.

Please urge Illinois' Congressional delegation to support the CRA "resolution of disapproval."   

   

*The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is trying to dismantle net neutrality—but those historic Internet consumer protections also have plenty of enemies on Capitol Hill. 
*The House Energy and Commerce Committee has planned a Sept. 7 hearing on “ground rules for the Internet.” The fear is that lawmakers backed by big Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T are going to pass an anti-net neutrality law. 
*Net neutrality refers to historic Internet consumer protections passed by the FCC in 2015. The protections STOP ISPs from 1) controlling our access to websites; 2) forcing website operators to pay more to avoid content getting blocked or slowed; and 3) obstructing a competitor’s Internet services to favor their own. 
*This is a pocketbook issue: If website operators like Amazon are forced to pay ISPs more for an “Internet fast lane,” they could charge us more for services. And small businesses that can’t pay more could get forced out.  
Please send a message to the leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee opposing any effort to weaken or crush the current net neutrality consumer protections. 

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Vote for "resolution of disapproval" to save net neutrality

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