FCC Chairman Ajit Pai plans to release his proposal to kill net neutrality the day before Thanksgiving—November 22—and now only Congress can stop him.
The good news is that we’re hearing that a number of key lawmakers are strongly considering taking action to slow the FCC down. The only thing that’s holding them back, they say, is that they aren’t hearing from enough constituents.
That’s right—members of Congress are literally telling us they’re willing to be on our side if they get enough phone calls from constituents.
That’s why our calling tool is so valuable. Since we launched, the site has been used to place more than 180,000 calls to Congress.
And we have a plan to ramp up that number in the coming weeks. We’re launching a major new ad campaign to generate phone calls specifically from the key districts where we know our calls will make the most difference. Will you chip in?
Pai picked the day before Thanksgiving—one of the busiest travel days of the year, when people are focusing on seeing their families and holiday preparations — to release his plan to kill net neutrality to the public.
And the reason why is clear: He’s trying to sneak it by when no one’s looking.
Pai knows that net neutrality is overwhelmingly popular across political boundaries, with a majority favoring the current rules in place. But we’re not going to let his go by unnoticed, and we’re making sure Congress knows that, too.
Just last week, more than 25,000 people used our tool to call their representatives and tell them just how important net neutrality is to the free and open internet. As one Redditor put it, “Wow, that site made it extremely easy to make the call, and a real person picked up almost immediately.”
Now it’s just a matter of driving people to the site.
We already have widgets running on popular websites sending people to . Now we’re going to step up our game. We need to run online ads specifically targeting people in key areas likely to call Congress about net neutrality. We’re going to make sure that more people than ever before pressure Congress to stop Pai and his plan. Will you chip in to help keep our ads running?
For the future,
Holmes at FFTF