Congress are still in their home districts for summer recess, could make or break the battle to protect the free and open internet. Time is running out to take our message directly to our lawmakers before they go back to Washington, D.C., where they’ll be constantly hearing from cable company lobbyists.
We have just days left to put the pressure on Congress to oppose FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to gut Title II net neutrality and prevent lawmakers from introducing legislation that could undermine the open internet.
Net neutrality supporters have been setting up local meetings with Senators and Representatives across the country to make sure our message—no blocking, no throttling, and no extra fees online—is fresh on their minds after August recess.
Right now, we need to make sure these events have as many people at them as possible.
It’s hard to overstate the impact of these meetings. If enough of them happen, we could stop Team Cable’s plan to dismantle net neutrality in its tracks. If not enough people step up, lawmakers will assume people don’t care, and we could lose the free and open Internet forever.
We know the overwhelming majority of U.S. internet users from across the political spectrum support net neutrality protections, but we must use August recess to our advantage to make sure our Representatives hear from us about this. Time is running out!
Thanks for all that you do,
Laila, Sarah, Evan, Josh, Tiff, Holmes, Joe, Mike and the FFTF team.