Protect a free internet and force a vote!

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

Sample Script

“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.”

Background:

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.

https://www.markey.senate.gov/…/senator-markey-clock-starts…

https://www.engadget.com/…/senate-introduces-net-neutralit…/

https://www.theverge.com/…/net-neutrality-cra-congressional…