The Internet Is Rising Up For Net Neutrality
Congress only has until December 10th to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to reverse the FCC’s resoundingly unpopular repeal of net neutrality. After that, there are other paths to restoring open Internet protections, but this is a crucial moment to make sure lawmakers are feeling the heat and know that people are paying attention to where they stand.
With the deadline fast approaching, we’ve launched a major online action at DeadlineForNetNeutrality.com, calling on the whole Internet to sign an open letter to lawmakers. And the Internet is rising up.
Tens of thousands have already signed on to the open letter at DeadlineForNetNeutrality.com
The push has already head an impact, with Rep Joe Morelle (NY-24) becoming the first member of Congress to announce their support for the CRA after it’s been stalled in the House for months.
Time is running out to restore #NetNeutrality! It is critical that the internet remains a level playing field that is accessible to all people. We must act NOW to overturn the FCC’s #NetNeutrality repeal and protect a free and open internet for all. pic.twitter.com/nKKV60K9zV
— Joe Morelle (@RepJoeMorelle) November 29, 2018
Celebrities like Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello and actress and activist Alyssa Milano helped amplify the call, along with startups, grassroots organizations, and major websites.
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) November 29, 2018
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 29, 2018
Thousands of Internet users from across the political spectrum added their voices. Showing the wide ranging support for net neutrality.
Twitter is committed to supporting #NetNeutrality. Strong rules protect innovation and free expression. We will continue to fight for these protections on behalf of the people who use our service.
— Twitter Public Policy (@Policy) November 29, 2018
— Airbnb Citizen (@AirbnbCitizen) November 29, 2018
— Reddit (@reddit) November 29, 2018
US Congress has less than a month to restore net neutrality. Today is the day of action to pressure lawmakers into signing the Congressional Review Act resolution to restore net neutrality before it expires. Take action at https://t.co/xFynbkfH9t pic.twitter.com/WGbiMhoIAE
— BitTorrent Inc. (@BitTorrent) November 29, 2018
Congress has less than a month left to overturn the FCC’s #NetNeutrality repeal. Sign this open letter and take a picture to show your support for the open Internet before the deadline: https://t.co/cOlGoWBaBb
— Foursquare (@Foursquare) November 29, 2018
— Startpage.com (@StartPageSearch) November 29, 2018
All the online action led to #NetNeutrality trending on Twitter in Washington, DC and other major cities, despite it being a … busy news day.
Many Senators and House Reps tweeted their support and called on their colleagues to sign on to support the CRA before the deadline.
Congress has until December 10 to reverse the #NetNeutrality repeal. Americans deserve a fair and open internet, not one where the gatekeepers of the internet can tilt the competitive playing field. We must speak out.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 29, 2018
We have less than one month to restore #NetNeutrality rules! We need an Internet that is free and open to all.
— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) November 28, 2018
Today is the #NetNeutrality Day of Action! There is less than one month to restore #NetNeutrality rules – we must push forward on the CRA discharge petition and force a vote on the House Floor. Has your Representative signed on? https://t.co/N7VCNFtYBN pic.twitter.com/Zr3GlKbley
— Mike Doyle (@USRepMikeDoyle) November 29, 2018
— Sen. Patrick Leahy (@SenatorLeahy) November 29, 2018
The FCC turned its back on consumers last year when it voted to eviscerate #NetNeutrality protections & turn the Internet over to the largest ISPs.
Now Congress has a few short weeks to save the free& open Internet by passing legislation to fully reinstate #NetNeutrality rules
— Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (@RepAnnaEshoo) November 29, 2018
I urge people across the country to call on their elected leaders to support the #NetNeutrality CRA because consumer choice, innovation, economic opportunity, and the free flow of knowledge should continue to flourish on a free and open Internet.
— Senator Patty Murray (@PattyMurray) November 29, 2018
— Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) November 29, 2018
On this #NetNeutrality Day of Action, we are building momentum in a final push to restore #NetNeutrality rules. We must ACT NOW to force a vote on the House Floor to restore the free and open internet! pic.twitter.com/tkYkvwSxft
— US Rep. Darren Soto (@RepDarrenSoto) November 29, 2018
Today is the #NetNeutrality Day of Action! Without Net Neutrality rules, internet providers can block, throttle, or create fast and slow lanes on your access to the internet. We must act NOW to restore the free and open internet. pic.twitter.com/Dce3gTCBBK
— David E. Price (@RepDavidEPrice) November 29, 2018
Do you support restoring #NetNeutrality rules? Today is the #NetNeutrality Day of Action and this is our latest push on the CRA discharge petition. Time is running out to restore the free and open internet! pic.twitter.com/XVBE8B25cI
— Eliot Engel (@RepEliotEngel) November 29, 2018
Congress has less than a month left to fully restore #netneutrality – after this, it gets way harder. Sign this open letter & urge Congress to save the open Internet before our chance to overturn the FCC’s repeal expires at the end of this year: https://t.co/fJANnjsl8M pic.twitter.com/TQO8QkaJHE
— Chellie Pingree (@chelliepingree) November 29, 2018
The fight for net neutrality is far from over. We’ll keep pushing to hold our elected officials accountable. We’ll beat back bad legislation. We’ll fight in the courts and in the states. And in the end, we will win.