Our Senators have been leaders in the fight to protect net neutrality. Senator Cantwell even dedicated a whole Town Hall to the subject. Due to Senate procedural rules (CRA rules, see below) that make sense to exactly zero humans, the Democrats can actually force a vote on preserving net neutrality……And it might actually pass! They just need one more GOP senator to flip. The Democrats plan to file officially on May 9th to force a vote. Let them know we approve!
Thank our senators for their leadership, urge them to force a vote, and convince one more GOP senator to do the right thing.
Sen. Murray--DC 202-224-2621; Seattle 206-553-5545
Sen. Cantwell--DC 202-224-3441; Seattle 206-220-6400
“Hello, I’m [name] from [city, zip]. I’m calling to thank [Senator] for her leadership in fighting for a free and open internet. I’m calling to urge the Senator not to back down and go ahead and force a vote on the rollback of net neutrality by filing a resolution of disapproval under the CRA rules. I’m also asking her to try to convince one more GOP senator, so this can pass.”
Ummm.. We’re in the minority. How can we force a vote?
Passed in 1996, the Congressional Review Act (or CRA) gives congress the power to reverse any federal regulation by passing a joint resolution of disapproval within 60 legislative days of enactment. Under CRA rules it only takes thirty senators to force a vote.