I am thrilled to report that U.S. Senate has voted to overturn the FCC repeal of net neutrality rules. Thank you to everyone who read my posts and took action to make your voice hear. While this is a great victory, sadly it only gets us to first base, using a baseball analogy. To get to second base, the measure will now go to the U.S. House, where it faces more opposition. Three Republican Senators voted based on the desire of their constituents to protect net neutrality. Thank you Senators Collins, Murkowski and Kennedy for representing your voters over your party. It’s sad more Senators did not do the same, but that is the state of hostile politics in our nation today.
Now we need to flood the House, especially the Repulican Representatives, to encourage them to vote in support of the repeal. Only then will the measure move to the President’s desk for signature. That’s the rounding of third base we need to ensure net neutrality does not go away on June 11. That’s the home run we need, so if you have a Republican representative, please contact them, repeatedly, and remind them 86% of American’s support overturning this repeal. The will of the people is clear and is has nothing to do with any political party. It has to do with what is right for this country, our citizens and our economy.
Thank you for what you’ve done to date. Please keep the pressure on! The voice of the people is able to be heard. Today’s vote proves it.
Go to www.battleforthenet.com to contact your Representative about the upcoming vote in the House.