Thursday, June 15, 2006

From MoveOn:

Last week, the House of Representatives dealt a blow to Internet freedom—voting to gut Net Neutrality and give companies like AT&T and Verizon more control over what you see and do online.

But your representative, Jose Serrano, voted to protect Internet freedom and deserves our thanks.1

This issue is far from over. All eyes are now on the Senate, where we face a more friendly environment. Our SavetheInternet.com Coalition is energized for this fight. But we've got to act fast—the telecom lobbyists are working on every vote.

Can you call Rep. Serrano to say thanks for supporting Internet freedom, and then call Senators Charles Schumer and Hillary Clinton to demand support for Net Neutrality?

Here are the numbers:

Congressman Jose Serrano
Phone: 202-225-4361

Senator Charles Schumer
Phone: 202-224-6542

Senator Hillary Clinton
Phone: 202-224-4451


Please click here to let us know you called and to share how it went:

http://www.moveon.org/r?r=1866&id=8042-6969961-x2j70ynS__vHMh5wCvvhew&t=1

Tell your Senators to protect Net Neutrality by supporting the bipartisan Snowe-Dorgan Internet Freedom Preservation Act (S. 2917). If you get voicemail, leave a message—they'll get it.

Thanks for keeping the pressure on Congress as we fight to save the Internet.

–Eli Pariser, Adam Green, Noah T. Winer, and the MoveOn.org Civic Action team
Thursday, June 15th, 2006

P.S. Here are the relevant votes:

Markey Net Neutrality Amendment (A vote for Internet freedom was "Aye"):
http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2006/roll239.xml

Bad overall COPE telecommunications bill without Markey Amendment that passed the House and gutted Net Neutrality (A vote for Internet freedom was "No"):
http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2006/roll241.xml

P.P.S. After you call Rep. Serrano and Senators Schumer and Clinton, do you want to do more?

The best way to fight back after calling Congress is to help expand the reach of our coalition. Ask 5 friends to join our fight for Internet freedom by signing our petition to Congress:

http://civic.moveon.org/save_the_internet/?id=8042-6969961-x2j70ynS__vHMh5wCvvhew&t=2


If you are active in local organizations, ask them to join our coalition at:

http://www.savetheinternet.com/=coalition

Sources:


1) Vote tally on COPE telecommunications law (which guts Net Neutrality), June 8, 2006
http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2006/roll241.xml


2) "House Turns Deaf Ear To Net Neutrality," WebProNews.com, June 9, 2006
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=1867&id=8042-6969961-x2j70ynS__vHMh5wCvvhew&t=3
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