In December, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), led by Trump-appointed Chairman Ajit Pai, voted to repeal net neutrality. The good news is that there’s a resolution moving through Congress that would completely overturn the FCC’s repeal and restore net neutrality — it only needs 51 votes to pass the Senate, and it already has the support of 50 senators. Right now, Team Internet is focused on securing the last Senate vote that we need.
Why is net neutrality important? Without freedom of the internet, giant corporations like Comcast are able to censor and slow traffic at will. Find out more about net neutrality here.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
- Call Senator Hatch’s office and ask him to vote yes on the CRA to restore net neutrality.
- Speak up in person Hatch’s SLC office. On Wednesday, March 21st, Team Internet is organizing events outside the offices of six key senators—including Sen. Hatch in Salt Lake City—to urge them to become the 51st vote needed to pass the resolution to restore net neutrality.
No experience necessary. Attendees will be provided with support and the opportunity to join an optional pre-event call to prepare and connect with other activists. Signs will be provided.
Want to play an important on-the-ground role by picking up signs for the event at a FedEx, taking photos, talking to local press and/or leading chants? Email the coordinators here.