Internet in Peril

Got this alarming email from the good folks at and thought I should share it with the rest of you.

Dear dc414,

You’ve heard from me a lot recently about the “resolution of disapproval” (S.J. Res. 6) against Net Neutrality, which extremists plan to push through the Senate.

There’s a reason for all the emails: This dangerous resolution would hand over control of the Internet to companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon while stripping the FCC of any authority to protect users’ online rights.

The vote on this resolution could happen as early as next week. So we need you to be a part of Free Press’ national call-in campaign to make one thing absolutely clear to Congress: “Corporations can’t take the Internet away from us.”

Please pick up the phone now and call Sens. Herb Kohl and Ron Johnson. Tell them: “Don’t sell out our basic right to communicate online. Vote ‘no’ on the resolution of disapproval.”

We’ve created an easy-to-use “whiplist” that helps you make the call. Just enter your zip code, find your senators and click their names. We’ve also provided a sample call script should you need to use some talking points.

Here’s the thing our senators need to know: An overwhelming majority of Americans want an open Internet. Period. We don’t want corporations blocking what we say or do online. We want every website, from the biggies like Amazon and Google to sites operated by millions of small businesses and bloggers, to be treated the same, with no fast lanes for companies with deep pockets.

These are simple, common-sense demands, and it’s time our senators heard them.

So pick up the phone, call your senators and demand they vote “no” on this resolution of disapproval. We’ll follow up on our progress as we get closer to the vote.

Thanks for everything you do,

Josh Levy
Associate Campaign Director
Free Press Action Fund

So if you like the freedom of the net, call your senator now to preserve it, I already did. 🙂

3 thoughts on “Internet in Peril

  1. E-mailed Johnson. I couldnt find his stance on it; I wouldnt think he’d be for it, but I’d explained in great detail what I’d heard at DEFCON this year & my personal concerns.

    Will let you know what the response is. Thanks for the heads-up!

  2. Still no response from Sen. Johnson. I’ll call him this week with my concerns and try to get a firm position out of him.

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