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Thursday, June 8, 2006 1:30 PM
  
8/6/06

Save Internet Neutrality!

 

 

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The full House of Representatives is about to cast a crucial vote on Internet freedom.

Here are two things you can do in the next five minutes to help stop Congress from handing over control of the Internet to the nation's largest telephone and cable companies:

1. Call your representative:

Ask your House representative to support legislation that would protect Net Neutrality -- the principle that keeps the Internet free and open.

www.freepress.net/congress/

Go to the this Web site to find your representative's phone number and urge your representative to support the Markey-Boucher-Eshoo-Inslee Net Neutrality amendment to the larger communications bill called the COPE Act (H.R. 5252).

The COPE Act is riddled with problems, the biggest of which is the lack of genuine Net Neutrality protections. Tell your representative to oppose any telecommunications law that doesn't contain meaningful and enforceable Net Neutrality.

2. Help fight telco misinformation:

More than a million Americans have already voiced their support for Internet freedom. But companies like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast are spending tens of millions of dollars to drown out the public outcry. Their propaganda blitz includes local TV and print ads and canned telephone appeals designed to paint Net Neutrality as an anti-consumer regulation -- even though every major consumer group says it is the best way to protect consumer choice.

Please help set the record straight by supporting SavetheInternet.com:

Donate to the SavetheInternet.com Ad Fund

Your donation will help us fund the creation of advertising to engage more people in the fight for Internet freedom. Visit SavetheInternet.com to learn more.

Thanks for your support.

Timothy Karr
Campaign Director
Free Press
www.freepress.net

1. When calling, make sure the staffer understands that you're urging your representative to "vote in favor of an enforceable network neutrality amendment to the COPE Act." If they ask for more details, you can urge your representative to support the Markey-Boucher-Eshoo-Inslee Net Neutrality amendment to the larger communications bill called the COPE Act (H.R. 5252).

2. Also, check out today's Washington Post op-ed by Free Press co-founder Robert McChesney and Stanford law professor Lawrence Lessig: www.freepress.net/news/15899

     
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