From Indivisible Oregon...
**CALL TO ACTION**
Friday, January 12, 2018
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
• 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
Congressional Review Act (CRA) gives Congress 60 legislative days from publication in the Federal Register to reverse regulatory actions. Since FCC released its order on January 4, the clock will soon start 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.
**ACTION 1: CALL BOTH SENATORS and YOUR REPRESENTATIVE**
SAMPLE SCRIPT for 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.”
SAMPLE SCRIPT for your representative:
“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 urge you to use the Congressional Review Act to preserve a free and open internet equally accessible to all Americans. Please also 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. Thank you.”
**ACTION 2: THANK ATTORNEY GENERAL ELLEN ROSENBLUM**
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 he/she challenge the legality of the decision to ensure that their citizens will be protected from the harmful practices of internet service providers.
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
CONGRESSWOMAN SUZANNE BONAMICI [D1]
DC: (202) 225-0855, OR: (503) 469-6010
CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN [D2]
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400
CONGRESSMAN EARL BLUMENAUER [D3]
DC: (202) 225-4811, OR: (503) 231-2300
CONGRESSMAN PETER DEFAZIO [D4]
DC 202-225-6416, Eugene: (541) 465-6732,
Roseburg: (541) 440-3523, Coos Bay (541) 269-2609
CONGRESSMAN KURT SCHRADER [D5]
DC: (202) 225-5711, Salem (503) 588-9100,
Oregon City (503) 557-1324
** After you call, please comment below and briefly share your experience!**