On Thursday morning, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote to repeal Net Neutrality rules that protect our free and open internet. Without them, internet service providers will be free to control what we see and do online by prioritizing some websites or content while slowing others down — or even blocking them. They will make the internet a pay-to-play world, where those who can’t afford to buy better access won’t reach their audience.
This is it. Take action now:
Call your members of Congress. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai refuses to listen to those who depend on a neutral, open internet to work, create, learn, and play. But Congress can pressure him to do the right thing. Use this pop-up tool to contact your representatives and ask them to help you protect Net Neutrality.
Also, join activists across the web who are “breaking the internet” today in defense of Net Neutrality. On your social media accounts, website, blog, or anywhere else you can think of, use these resources to show people what the internet would be like without Net Neutrality and encourage them to join you in contacting Congress.
Look. This is bad. We’ve been trying to block the FCC from taking this vote all year and they’re going ahead now hoping we’re distracted by the holiday season. But it’s not over yet. The internet has won these battles before. It’s possible we can do it again. But it’s going to take all of us working together, each one of us deciding that we can make the difference.
And people across the internet are getting to work. Thousands have gathered in their local communities to call on Congress to help #StoptheFCC. Even our very own Policy Director Raman Jit Singh Chima from India and Advocacy Director Melody Patry from the U.K. joined protests in Washington D.C.
We could be two days away from the end of Net Neutrality. The question now is, what are we going to do about it?