Defend Free Speech Online. Take Action Now.

letter to EDITOR— Senate hardliners are pushing this Internet-blocking resolution just as protesters worldwide — and here at home — are relying on the Internet to make their voices heard.

Do you want Congress

to surrender your right to speak online to a company like Comcast whose sole motive is to generate as much profit as possible?

I didn’t think so. Take action now to urge your senators to stand up for Internet freedom and reject the "resolution of disapproval."

Thanks — Josh

Defend Free Speech Online.
Take Action Now.

A handful of corporate hardliners in the Senate plans to rush through a measure that would give phone and cable companies absolute, unrestricted power over the Internet.

Called a "resolution of disapproval," this measure would destroy existing Net Neutrality protections and strip the FCC of its authority to protect Internet users — letting companies block our right to speak freely, connect with one another and share information on the Internet.1

We need just 51 votes in the Senate to stop this free speech-killing measure in its tracks. It’s time for your senators, Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio, to stand up for online freedom:

Tell Sens. Nelson and Rubio: Defend Our Internet Rights. Stop the Resolution of Disapproval.

This resolution, S.J. Resolution 6, opens the door to corporate abuse of free speech. If it passes, phone and cable giants like Comcast and Verizon will be able to restrict access to competitive video services, mobile applications and other innovative services, and no one will be able to stop them.

By rejecting this resolution we can send these corporations and their hard-line allies in Congress a strong, unambiguous message: "The Internet belongs to the people who use it. Don’t mess with our right to choose what we do online."

If we can get 51 senators on our side, we will win.

Several corporate-funded front groups and Tea Party extremists have joined forces to push this measure quickly through the Senate, before the public has a chance to respond. We must defeat this effort today before it’s too late:

Tell Your Senators: Don’t Let Corporations Take Over Our Internet.

American Internet users need an open Internet that lets us view any content, anywhere. The kind of Internet freedom we’ve enjoyed to date won’t exist if we let big phone and cable companies take a wrecking ball to Net Neutrality.

Sign this letter

and we will deliver it to your senators’ offices in Washington. Then use Facebook

and Twitter

to spread the word across your social networks.

We can defeat this resolution with a massive public response.


Josh Levy
Associate Campaign Director
Free Press Action Fund

1. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas introduced the "resolution of disapproval" earlier this year and is now promising to "push for a Senate vote this fall." See "Hutchison Slams Net Neutrality Rules," the Hill, Sept. 23, 2011:

Dear Editor-AT&T brings you back to the 80’s

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If you were around in the 80s, you might be experiencing a horrible flashback right about now.

No, it’s not because legwarmers and spandex are in style again. It’s because AT&T, that monopoly that once lorded over your rotary phone, has resurfaced with a scheme to rule your mobile phone as well.

Back in the 80s, AT&T’s power was near absolute. That’s why government regulators stepped in to break it up and protect the American people against abuse.

Now, with AT&T’s planned $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile, we’re reaching the danger point again.

Tell the FCC: Step in Now to Stop AT&T’s Mega-Merger

Unless the FCC rejects this merger, Americans stand to lose control over the future of communications.

That’s why so many have already flooded the FCC with comments since news of this outrageous merger became public. And that’s why we need you to speak out again today.

We can’t let just two companies – AT&T and Verizon – control nearly 80 percent of the mobile marketplace. If the FCC rubber-stamps this deal, we’ll be giving these companies unchecked power — at our expense.

That means you’ll be paying more to have AT&T drop your calls; and access to popular applications like Skype, Slingbox and Google Earth will be limited even further … if AT&T lets you use them at all.

By sending your comment to the FCC, you’re joining thousands of people who have already called on the agency to stop this merger.

Smartphones have placed incredible power in the hands of people across the country and the world. We can’t let that go. We can’t go back to the bad old days of legwarmers and AT&T.

The FCC must do its job and stop this merger.

Thank you,

Timothy Karr
Campaign Director
Free Press

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