This is bad. Really bad.

Our dear government officials, please do not get any ideas. Thank you.

On Thu, 23 Nov 2017 at 14:22, Ali Hussein via kictanet <
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> *From:* Candace Clement <candace@freepress.net>
> *Date:* 22 November 2017 at 9:17:00 PM EAT
> *To:* Nathan White <nathan@accessnow.org>
> *Cc:* global-nn@lists.riseup.net
> *Subject:* *Re: [global-nn] Red Alert for Net Neutrality in the United
> States*
> *Reply-To:* Candace Clement <candace@freepress.net>
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> For folks outside the US looking for ways to help mobilize people here,
> you can also sign up to join our peer-to-peer texting team
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> It\’s an easy way to help get the word out to people here by having
> one-to-one conversations and you can do it from your computer whenever you
> have a little extra time.
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> Candace Clement
> Campaign Director
> Free Press / Free Press Action Fund
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> On Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 1:08 PM, Nathan White <nathan@accessnow.org>
> wrote:
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>> The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under Chairman Ajit Pai
>> just posted the proposed order
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>> to roll back Net Neutrality protections in the United States. It will be
>> voted on December 14th, and it\’s worse than we even feared.
>>
>> *Not only would ISPs be able to charge more for priority speeds, under
>> this framework they\’d be able to selectively downgrade certain services at
>> their own discretion.* The rule would also block any states from
>> enacting Net Neutrality principles.
>>
>> The FCC knows how wildly unpopular this is. The public comment docket had
>> a record* 22 million comments,* overwhelmingly in support of Net
>> Neutrality. They\’re announcing this now, right before one of the biggest
>> holidays in the United States to minimize the criticism
>>
>> Our only hope now is to put so much pressure on the U.S. Congress that
>> they tell Chairman Pai to back off. There is still hope. Members of
>> Congress will face an election next year and Net Neutrality is important to
>> many people. In just the last 24 hours *175,000 phone calls have gone to
>> the Congress in support of NN. *Even places like Breitbart and
>> r/The_Donald are showing some signs of opposing the order. (I\’ve heard
>> rumors that even the ISPs think the order goes too far and will result in
>> inevitable legal battles.)
>>
>> While this is amazing, it\’s not enough. This is a holiday weekend and
>> Congress is closed. Those calls, can\’t just be left on voice mail messages
>> boxes. We need to sustain this level of activism all the way up until the
>> vote on December 14th.
>>
>> Here are some ways you can help.
>>
>>
>> – The main Battle for the Net call tool is here:
>> www.battleforthenet.com/
>> – The ACLU call tool is here:
>> www.aclu.org/issues/free-speech/dont-dismantle-net-neutrality
>> – Talking points on the order are here:
>> docs.google.com/document/d/1JFt_t4AaA2rK6Kls64l4RqIcN0UTCBhCcEvA72rxnvM/edit#heading=h.teo0lgd25n6u
>> – Access Now\’s *statement on the international impacts: *
>> www.accessnow.org/access-now-condemns-u-s-plan-repeal-net-neutrality-rules/
>> – Statements from different orgs are here:
>> docs.google.com/document/d/1OglCfmKV0eyou_jGxDEQz61JEl8y5XeZR1Kbte-Njh8/edit
>> – A fact sheet from (Democratic) Commissioner Clyburn:
>> www.fcc.gov/document/commissioner-clyburn-fact-sheet-net-neutrality
>> – A toolkit with sample social media is here:
>> docs.google.com/document/d/1WffqXGDRcAow-Qds4XwTo7gsvMONO4_Ysnw_g87i7cU/edit#heading=h.otuuifmukhbz
>>
>>
>> *Please send any help or advice you have.* And one thing to remember is
>> that while it\’s important to have a strong immediate response, it\’s a big
>> holiday in the United States and a lot of people are not paying attention.
>> It\’s just as important to schedule messages and actions in the coming weeks
>> to ensure sustained pressure.
>>
>> Thanks everyone for any support you can spare.
>>
>>
>>