[Michlib-l] Reminder: tell the Congress to save net neutrality
sbowers at wayne.edu
Thu Dec 7 18:06:35 EST 2017
[Take Action For Libraries]
Advocacy Alert: Net Neutrality
We have one week to put pressure on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to delay their December 14th vote.
As you know, ALA has two resolutions regarding net neutrality: the first affirms net neutrality<http://cqrcengage.com/ala/app/thru?ep=AAAAC2Flc0NpcGhlcjAxn80sKinGppz9fFY2Oow9MeioIva79rQ2-As5Mt0F_bawKnm3XfJhQOe84EW4pIq1MsGZoWxNSffufdIPgFh7OXFicYSlty_jcdlB_kUDwinLzntfYnBneVD8NBfCObqMZY7GGxfspdalWHgwvnJN6fCGh7dlKB-Xy3xN6wBaj7_UyuQoJwMQCACFaQlhAcIWbub4gqoaatbpOB5IOgk3Pj8UtEHTtDLOIcqqcZs94Cs&lp=0> and the second reaffirms our support<http://cqrcengage.com/ala/app/thru?ep=AAAAC2Flc0NpcGhlcjAxEtVAbJ6H8GfbbdPeHwnF3mX3Xuaie_MS6lc8JlTKwKIqgHMw2WAs1C72xMQemzdiZh45RKtfxR9t92uF565jzBEb4M6RGg3BhLpIcV5jNZW0Qka_IFKdLrl14Nxm8kvVh6mWrIKdW0gOfnp1MM7vr2DcEHC3qqlzG0M4t5TowavxbhT3JCXb3kDqGzC0EiLhVwO43KkntMR8L2Aifp6HYVpe8yEADcTEog_aAK6o5Dk&lp=0>. We are asking all library advocates to email or call their Members of Congress this week and ask them to support net neutrality protections. Libraries and our patrons cannot afford to be relegated to "slow lanes" on the internet.
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The day before Thanksgiving, FCC Chairman Pai publicly shared his plan to dismantle network neutrality protections approved by the FCC in 2015 and affirmed by the federal appeals court in 2016. The new draft order is scheduled to be voted on by the five FCC commissioners on December 14, 2017.
This week, ALA signed on to a letter being circulated by other net neutrality allies, including the ACLU and Fight for the Future. The letter asks the members of the Energy and Commerce Committee, which oversees the FCC, to support net neutrality rules and tell the FCC to stop its proposed plan to end them. ALA also supported a joint letter<http://cqrcengage.com/ala/app/thru?ep=AAAAC2Flc0NpcGhlcjAxHTg3pnjWhXZs_6hqnL5H2sMwIykcEv5b9LlXS3P56jbC9gKIHUNNd-QtBBGHyrkl6de0-PtKGjNJdiK7UA0KEh89OduwFZQDHjs-_B5icXtppnxYTLo9hsP2r-ZQ8_mDSRPLIzGEZbP9TSBHSOT38Yx2XiDs4J6Mt2J0rxfEBhxNCEb_1vu7f3UvXYqeQ_YSZjGuBxg3qQibBtCzButeT74jQued9TWAa4p86VPLPQdnORf4oSyvF91oHmmSCh0zEqmm0XY04p2PZ1p_QQCNDA&lp=0> to the FCC that requests that the vote on December 14th be delayed.
What You Can Do:
Right now, the draft order already has been supported by a majority of FCC Commissioners, so it is almost certain to pass unless there is a meaningful intervention. Strong disapproval from members of Congress (especially from Republicans and those that serve on committees with oversight for the FCC) could force a pause in the December 14 vote to derail net neutrality.
Make your voice heard now by emailing your member of Congress to support net neutrality protections.
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