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Beer & Politics – Defend Net Neutrality
August 2, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
This week’s Beer & Politics letter-writing event is focused on Net Neutrality. Trump’s FCC Chairman has stated he intends to end Title II regulation of the Internet, via a proceeding ironically called ‘Restoring Internet Freedom’. Without Title II regulation, big telecom companies would be free to create fast lanes for some (whoever’s powerful enough or pays enough) and slow lanes for everyone else. Join with other activists and concerned citizens and make your voices heard. Drop by any time after work between 5:30 and 6:30 or so to write and call our representatives and to send our comments to the FCC. We’ll supply the postcards, stationery, envelopes, stamps, and fact sheets.
After it’s voted on by the FCC next month, if passed, it will head to the US Senate and then House of Representatives, Senator Tillis has already co-authored a bill called the Restoring Internet Freedom Act (S.993) along with 8 other senators. Senator Burr is silent as of now. Rep. McHenry has come out against Net Neutrality in general, but Rep. Meadows is silent on the matter, so he needs to be pushed. If you can’t make it Wednesday, be sure to write and call Senators Burr and Tillis and your congressional rep, McHenry or Meadows. And send your comments to the FCC by August 17th! John Oliver’s handy gofccyourself.com redirects directly to the Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) page on the FCC website where you can enter your remarks : Click on “Express,” fill out the form, and your comments are officially registered.
Need more info about Net Neutrality, head to our Free Press page for links, a video, and talking points.
Please drop by Wednesday—and spread the word!
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