Vote for the CRA to restore net neutrality
The FCC just killed net neutrality. But Congress will soon vote on whether to overturn the agency's repeal. Right now 50 senators support the Net Neutrality CRA. To win, we only need one more vote — and Senator Kennedy has said he's open to joining. Tell hm to be an Internet hero!
Why voting to preserve net neutrality is important
- In December the FCC voted to repeal net neutrality protections that prevent cable companies like Charter from slowing down and blocking websites, or charging apps and sites extra fees to reach an audience.
- In Senator Kennedy’s own words: “Cable companies already charge families high prices and exorbitant fees, often with abysmal customer service.” The FCC's recent action allows cable companies to take more money out of Louisiana voters' pocket, and put a critical service out of reach for millions.
- Equal access is what has let a million businesses bloom on the Internet. Without a level playing field, the next Amazon or Netflix waiting to happen in Louisiana will be snuffed, and so will many other companies that just want to reach customers online.
- Contrary to the FCC chairman’s claims, net neutrality rules have NOT slowed infrastructure deployment. In fact, the cable industry has reported a continued increase in speeds thanks to aggressive infrastructure deployment.
- Net neutrality is a non-partisan issue. 83% of Americans across the political spectrum support net neutrality protections, including thousands of Louisiana voters. 3 out of 4 Republican voters support net neutrality protections, and don't want their cable companies controlling what they see and do online.
- The Congressional Review Act (CRA) allows lawmakers to overrule undemocratic decisions made by unelected federal agencies like the FCC. In the Senate, we may only need one more vote to pass the CRA. GOP Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) already supports it, now we just need Senator Kennedy to follow his heart, make the right policy decision, and support the CRA.
Louisiana: show up for Net Neutrality
Attend one of these "Team Internet" sign-holding and petition deliver events at Senator Kennedy's district offices on Tuesday, January 30, at 12:00 PM local time.