Demand Progress Statement on this Wednesday’s Net Neutrality Vote in U.S. Senate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 14, 2018
Contact: Mark Stanley, 202.681.7582, [email protected]

This morning the U.S. Senate announced there will be a vote this Wednesday, May 16th, on whether to reverse the FCC’s December 2017 rollback of net neutrality protections. The Senate will be voting on a “Resolution of Disapproval” offered under the Congressional Review Act. It cannot be filibustered, and passage requires a simple majority.

The following may be attributed to Demand Progress Director of Communications Mark Stanley:

“Wednesday will represent one of the most consequential votes on internet policy and free expression this century. Lawmakers have to make a choice, and the sides are clear. They can join with big cable companies that want to control the internet for profit. Or they can stand with the millions of Americans who rely on the open internet for news, entertainment, and speech, as well as small business owners who depend on it for their livelihoods. The stakes are extremely high and the internet will continue mobilizing on a massive scale to force Congress to vote ‘yes’ for net neutrality.”

The Battle For The Net coalition—organized by Demand Progress, Fight for the Future, and Free Press Action Fund—urges activists to weigh in with the Senate using tools at BattleForTheNet.com.

Websites may join the protest using tools available at BattleForTheNet.com/RedAlert/

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