This is bad. Really bad.
Our dear government officials, please do not get any ideas. Thank you.
On Thu, 23 Nov 2017 at 14:22, Ali Hussein via kictanet <
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> On Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 1:08 PM, Nathan White <email@example.com>
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>> The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under Chairman Ajit Pai
>> just posted the proposed order
>> to roll back Net Neutrality protections in the United States. It will be
>> voted on December 14th, and it’s worse than we even feared.
>> *Not only would ISPs be able to charge more for priority speeds, under
>> this framework they’d be able to selectively downgrade certain services at
>> their own discretion.* The rule would also block any states from
>> enacting Net Neutrality principles.
>> The FCC knows how wildly unpopular this is. The public comment docket had
>> a record* 22 million comments,* overwhelmingly in support of Net
>> Neutrality. They’re announcing this now, right before one of the biggest
>> holidays in the United States to minimize the criticism
>> Our only hope now is to put so much pressure on the U.S. Congress that
>> they tell Chairman Pai to back off. There is still hope. Members of
>> Congress will face an election next year and Net Neutrality is important to
>> many people. In just the last 24 hours *175,000 phone calls have gone to
>> the Congress in support of NN. *Even places like Breitbart and
>> r/The_Donald are showing some signs of opposing the order. (I’ve heard
>> rumors that even the ISPs think the order goes too far and will result in
>> inevitable legal battles.)
>> While this is amazing, it’s not enough. This is a holiday weekend and
>> Congress is closed. Those calls, can’t just be left on voice mail messages
>> boxes. We need to sustain this level of activism all the way up until the
>> vote on December 14th.
>> Here are some ways you can help.
>> – The main Battle for the Net call tool is here:
>> – The ACLU call tool is here:
>> – Talking points on the order are here:
>> – Access Now’s *statement on the international impacts: *
>> – Statements from different orgs are here:
>> – A fact sheet from (Democratic) Commissioner Clyburn:
>> – A toolkit with sample social media is here:
>> *Please send any help or advice you have.* And one thing to remember is
>> that while it’s important to have a strong immediate response, it’s a big
>> holiday in the United States and a lot of people are not paying attention.
>> It’s just as important to schedule messages and actions in the coming weeks
>> to ensure sustained pressure.
>> Thanks everyone for any support you can spare.