Today, as part of the ‘Operation: #OneMoreVote’ day of action, activists gathered outside key Republican senators’ in-state offices, urging them to support the CRA resolution to restore net neutrality
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 27, 2018
Media contact: Mark Stanley, [email protected], 202.681.7582
As part of the ’Operation: #OneMoreVote’ day of action today, and on the same day that a CRA resolution to restore net neutrality was formally introduced, activists gathered outside the in-state offices of Senators John Kennedy in New Orleans; Rob Portman in Columbus, OH; Orrin Hatch in Salt Lake City; Jerry Moran in Wichita, KS; Marco Rubio in Miami; Cory Gardner in Denver; Dean Heller in Las Vegas; and Lisa Murkowski in Anchorage.
Photos of the actions (for use by press) are here and below.
“Millions of Americans who care about their freedom to communicate and connect are looking to their senator to become the 51st vote needed to pass the resolution to restore net neutrality. Outside Washington, DC, net neutrality is not a partisan issue. The public does not want the country’s largest internet providers, well known to consumers for their horrendous customer service, to have the power to block or slow their online traffic for profit. Voters expect their senators, regardless of party, to do the right thing by supporting the CRA resolution to ensure net neutrality protections,” said Demand Progress communications director Mark Stanley.
Team Internet is coordinated by the national grassroots groups Demand Progress, Fight for the Future, and Free Press Action Fund, and involves nearly half a million people organizing in-person activism events to support net neutrality. On Dec. 7, 2017, Team Internet helped organize over 700 protests in all 50 states outside Verizon stores and Congressional offices opposing the repeal of net neutrality.
Team Internet activists in New Orleans, outside Sen. Kennedy’s office.
Team Internet activists in Columbus, OH, outside Sen. Portman’s office.
Team Internet activists in Wichita, KS, outside Sen. Moran’s office.
Team Internet activists in Anchorage, outside Sen. Murkowski’s office.