No on S. 993, the Restoring Internet Freedom Act

Take 5 minutes and make a difference.

Paraphrased from Countable:

S. 993, the Restoring Internet Freedom Act, would repeal the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) net neutrality regulations, which classify internet service providers as common carriers and prohibit them from blocking content, throttling traffic based on content, or being paid to prioritize traffic or certain content through “fast lanes.” It would also prevent the FCC from issuing a similar rule in the future without authorization from Congress.

Without the protections of net neutrality, internet service providers would have the ability to block content, throttle consumers’ internet speed, and get paid to prioritize certain content through fast lanes. Net neutrality must remain in effect.

This bill is good for America’s few major internet service providers and bad for those of us who use the internet. Let’s tell them to kick this bill out.

STEP ONE:

Use the links below to find contact information for your representative and two senators.

STEP TWO:

Use the phone script or form email below to contact your officials. Feel free to modify the message as you see fit. As a tip a PHONE CALL IS MORE LIKELY TO GET YOUR VOICE HEARD AND COUNTED THAN AN EMAIL, but an email is better than nothing!

PHONE CALL SCRIPT:

Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I’m calling the office of [NAME OF SENATOR/REPRESENTATIVE] because I am a constituent. I live at [ADDRESS, CITY, and STATE] and my phone number is [PHONE NUMBER].

I’m calling to ask [NAME OF SENATOR/REPRESENTATIVE] to please vote no on S. 993, the Restoring Internet Freedom Act. Without net neutrality, internet service providers would have the ability to block content, throttle consumers’ internet speed, and get paid to prioritize certain content through fast lanes. Net neutrality must remain in effect in order for the internet to remain free. The interest of Americans’ access to information and entertainment is more important to me than our already enormous internet service providers making a greater profit.

I am part of a growing body of concerned, voting citizens, and we are paying attention. You will be hearing from me on more issues in the future, and I will consider your actions when casting my vote.  

Thank you for your time.

 

EMAIL SCRIPT:

Dear [NAME OF SENATOR/REPRESENTATIVE],

Please vote no on S. 993, the Restoring Internet Freedom Act. Without net neutrality, internet service providers would have the ability to block content, throttle consumers’ internet speed, and get paid to prioritize certain content through fast lanes. Net neutrality must remain in effect in order for the internet to remain free. The interest of Americans’ access to information and entertainment is more important to me than our already enormous internet service providers making a greater profit.

I am part of a growing body of concerned, voting citizens, and we are paying attention. You will be hearing from me on more issues in the future, and I will consider your actions when casting my vote.  

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

[YOUR NAME]

[YOUR ADDRESS]

[YOUR CITY, YOUR STATE, ZIP CODE]

[YOUR EMAIL]

STEP THREE:

Share this message with your friends. The more who call, the better our chances of moving America forward.

To get weekly scripts and emails, join the Contact Congress group on Facebook.

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