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Following Vote, Activists Will Push for Use of Congressional Review Act to Overturn FCC Rulemaking 

December 14, 2017
Media contact: Mark Stanley, [email protected], 202.681.7582

Today the organizations behind and Team Internet (Demand Progress, Fight for the Future, and Free Press Action Fund) are announcing a massive Internet-wide campaign to demand that our elected officials in Congress use a Resolution of Disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn the FCC’s illegitimate rulemaking.

The following can be attributed to Demand Progress Executive Director David Segal:

“Today was a victory for media monopolists and elites, but it will be short lived. Activists will now turn attention and energy to Congress, where we will muster all of our might to support efforts to use the Congressional Review Act to overturn the FCC’s disastrous vote today.

“The net neutrality repeal is wildly unpopular on the ground, even with Republicans, and Republican lawmakers are continuing to come out in opposition to Pai’s anti-net neutrality plan. We plan to harness that energy to urge all members of congress, Republicans and Democrats alike, to join legislative efforts to overturn today’s vote. The choice for Congress is clear: Stand with your constituents on net neutrality, or stand with Comcast and Verizon.”

Demand Progress has been a leader in the fight for net neutrality, helping to secure protections in 2015 through organizing and grassroots mass mobilization. In recent months, Demand Progress—in collaboration with Free Press Action Fund, Fight for the Future, and more—has helped organize the massive July 12th Day of Action for net neutrality, generated millions of comments to the FCC, organized over 700 protests in all 50 states, and helped drive nearly one million calls to lawmakers in opposition to Pai’s plan through