"Liberty cannot exist if the most equalizing force in history is behind pay walls."-Stephen Ownby

Figting to Protect Net Neutrality

The FCC just voted to gut net neutrality rules, letting Internet providers like Verizon and Comcast control what we can see and do online with new fees, throttling, and censorship. But we can still get Congress to stop this—by passing a "Resolution of Disapproval" to overturn the FCC vote. 

This Resolution of Disapproval is possible under the Congressional Review Act, a law that empowers Congress to review, by means of an expedited legislative process, new federal regulations issued by government agencies and, by passage of a joint resolution, to overrule a regulation. 

Activists have been hard at work for months trying to prevent this rollback of the Net Neutrality Rules, but today, the five person committee, led by FCC Chair Ajit Pai, voted along party lines, 3-2, to overturn the protections and access put in place in 2015. 

What is Net Neutrality & Why Does It Matter?

One of the best resources for fighting this sellout of our freedom of access, information, and expression, can be found at https://www.battleforthenet.com/

They explain: 

"Net neutrality is the principle that Internet providers like Comcast & Verizon should not control what we see and do online. In 2015, startups, Internet freedom groups, and 3.7 million commenters won strong net neutrality rules from the US Federal Communication Commission (FCC). The rules prohibit Internet providers from blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization—"fast lanes" for sites that pay, and slow lanes for everyone else."

Visit https://www.battleforthenet.com/

for quick and easy ways to let your voice be heard by your elected officials. 

Demand that Congress #ProtectNetNeutrality now!

 

 

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