Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Activism

Save the Internet

Here's an e-mail from MoveOn.org on the important issue of protecting Net Neutrality. It says in part:

Recently, the New York legislature closed their 2007 session without passing a bill that has been called "the gold standard" in Internet freedom legislation. This ground-breaking bill would have protected Net Neutrality, connected more upstate communities to high-speed Internet, and lowered prices for consumers through competition. Big phone and cable companies opposed the bill.

Now, all eyes are on Governor Eliot Spitzer. He will determine which bills are top priority during a special legislative session in July.1


Can you call Governor Spitzer today? Tell him that strong Internet freedom legislation must be a top priority in the special legislative session, and ask him to publicly endorse the "Omnibus Telecom Reform Act" right away.

Governor Eliot Spitzer, 518-474-8390
Please help us track our progress by reporting your call here:
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=2732&id=10709-6969961-ygP_Z6&t=2

We need to let Spitzer know we have his back if he shows leadership on this issue. Over 75,000 New Yorkers have signed a petition supporting Net Neutrality—the rule that stops Internet providers like AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast from deciding which websites work properly on your computer based on which websites pay them the most.2

The bill is also supported by leading consumers groups, technology groups, rural advocates, and the New York Communications Workers of America.3 And the bill's sponsor points out that by taking on special interests, this bill is "actually good for real people."4


Can you call Governor Spitzer today? Tell him that strong Internet freedom legislation must be a top priority in the next legislative session, and ask him to publicly endorse the "Omnibus Telecom Reform Act" right away.

Governor Eliot Spitzer, 518-474-8390
Please help us track our progress by reporting your call here:
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=2732&id=10709-6969961-ygP_Z6&t=3

Thanks for all you do.
–Adam Green, MoveOn.org Civic Action
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007
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