Make the Call: Tell Congress to Save Net Neutrality
The FCC vote to gut the Net Neutrality protections — willfully ignoring the outcry from millions of people — cannot stand.
That’s why we’re urging Congress to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to pass a “resolution of disapproval” to overturn this vote.
The CRA empowers Congress to review new regulations and pass a joint resolution of disapproval to overrule regulations it doesn’t approve of. Think of it as a double negative: If we repeal the FCC’s repeal, we could end up right back where we started — with the strong Net Neutrality rules we had before.1
And the pressure is working. The Senate resolution is just one vote shy of passing.2 And the House co-sponsor list is growing every day.3
These numbers should be celebrated as a victory, but we haven’t won yet. For Congress to reverse the FCC’s Net Neutrality repeal, we need to win a simple majority in both chambers. Call your senators and representative today and tell them to join the effort to restore the FCC’s Net Neutrality rules.
Using the CRA to overturn the FCC’s Net Neutrality vote is the best option we have to restore the open-internet rules. This would also bypass the threat of Congress passing an industry-friendly bill that would leave us with a watered-down version of the rules we once had.
Urge your members of Congress to use the CRA to reverse the FCC's Net Neutrality-killing vote today.
1. “How Congress Can Save Net Neutrality: A Step-by-Step Breakdown,” Free Press Action Fund, Dec. 20, 2017: https://www.freepress.net/blog/2017/12/20/how-congress-can-save-net-neutrality-step-step-breakdown
2. “Net Neutrality Gains Momentum as 50 Senators Support Resolution to Reject FCC Decision,” Jan. 16, 2018: https://www.freepress.net/press-release/108594/net-neutrality-gains-momentum-50-senators-support-resolution-reject-fcc
3. "House Joins Opposition to Trump FCC's Attempt to Gut Net Neutrality," Jan. 16, 2018: https://www.freepress.net/press-release/108595/house-joins-opposition-trump-fccs-attempt-gut-net-neutrality