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From Demand Progress:
The FCC's repeal of net neutrality will go into effect June 11th.
But we are halfway there toward a vote that would block the FCC's repeal and save net neutrality!
You live near a key member of Congress we need to convince to support net neutrality — will you attend a protest?
ATTEND AN EVENT
Today is the first day of June, which means we have ten days until the FCC's repeal of net neutrality goes into effect on June 11th.
Last month you helped convince the U.S. Senate to pass the resolution overturning the FCC and saving net neutrality. Now we need the U.S. House to do the same. One of your nearby members of Congress has not yet signed the discharge petition that will allow the House to act.
Click here to attend an in-person protest at a nearby Congressional office on Thursday, June 7. Join other activists by showing up and demanding support for the resolution to save net neutrality!
Community Office Hours - Linda Sánchez - CA-38
Thursday, June 7, 9:00 AM
8051 Arroyo Dr
Rosemead, CA 91770
When Sen. Mitch McConnell opposed a vote in the Senate on the Congressional Review Act resolution -- which would reverse the FCC's vote to end net neutrality -- a majority of Senators signed a discharge petition that got around McConnell and forced the vote. And we won that vote last month.
Now we need to do the same thing in the House. We're halfway to the 218 signatures we need on the discharge petition to go around Speaker Paul Ryan and force a vote on the CRA in the House.
That's why we're planning a massive day of protests on Thursday, June 7outside the offices of members of Congress who haven't signed on to the discharge petition to save net neutrality. Click here attend an event at your lawmaker's office.
The CRA resolution is Congress' BEST chance to overturn the FCC's repeal and save real net neutrality rules, which prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T from controlling what sites you visit and how fast they load.
With net neutrality protections set to end in just ten days, we need to turn out and show Congress we expect them to vote 'yes' on net neutrality! Attending an event on June 7th is one of the most important things you can do for net neutrality right now.
Can you help us build support for the discharge petition and restore net neutrality? Click here to attend an event.
We already won in the Senate, a victory many people didn't think was possible. Now we need to mobilize in the House. This will help determine whether we have a free and open internet for all, or whether Verizon, Comcast, and the rest of Big Cable get to decide what you can see and do online.
It's Go-Time for Team Internet.
Let's do this,
Robert, Carli, Reuben, Mark, David, and the whole team at Demand Progress
From Fight for the Future:
The FCC’s repeal of net neutrality officially goes into effect in ten days, on June 11th.
People are going to be angry. Really angry. And rightly so. None of us asked for our cable company to have the power to scam us for more money, censor us, or manipulate what we see online. But that’s exactly what the FCC’s new rules will allow.
But this is the important part: Congress can still stop the death of net neutrality using a joint resolution under Congressional Review Act (CRA). It already passed the Senate, now we need to force it to a vote in the House.
So we need to make sure that on June 11th, the Internet channels its anger productively—by sounding the alarm online and flooding lawmakers with calls and emails.
The whole Internet needs to rise up. Here’s how you can help:
If you run your own site, deploy our updated widget to let your users contact Congress without ever leaving your site. You can see a demo here.
Change your social media avatars and profile pics to help sound the alarm, there’s a bunch of graphics in a shared folder here.
If you make videos, consider making a video about net neutrality, or use our simple video bumper to help spread the word.
Link back to BattleForTheNet.com whenever you can so people can easily contact their lawmakers.
Since June 11th is the day the repeal will go into effect, we're asking anyone who runs a site or app to go big with homepage announcements or in-app notifications to drive calls and emails to Congress. If you’ve got a creative idea, go for it! Just make sure it’s epic.
Two weeks ago we pulled off a historic upset when the Senate voted 52-47 in favor of the CRA.1 Now, with many House lawmakers vulnerable as we head towards the midterms, it’s very important they feel the pressure with our historic win fresh in their minds.
We need 218 lawmakers in the House of Representatives to sign a “discharge petition” in support of the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution in order to force a vote in the House. It’s going to be an uphill battle, so we need to harness as much of the outrage surrounding the June 11th repeal date as possible, and turn it into effective action.
Please forward this to anyone you know who can help spread the word. We’re counting on you!
-Josh, on behalf of the team at Fight for the Future
2. Forbes: www.forbes.com/sites/janetwbur…
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