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Outpouring of Support for Net Neutrality Sweeps the Country
From Buffalo to Fayetteville, Orlando to Seattle, the outpouring of public support for Net Neutrality comes as the SenateÃ¢â¬â¢s August recess ends, and members return to Washington to consider a major overhaul of the nationÃ¢â¬â¢s telecommunications laws. In response to the events, four senators Ã¢â¬â Mark Dayton (D-Minn.), Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), James Jeffords (I-Vt.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) Ã¢â¬â issued strong statements in support of Net Neutrality. Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) pledged his support for Net Neutrality in August, after being questioned by a constituent at a public event.
In each location, local citizens urged their senators to place the needs of the public ahead of the interests of phone and cable lobbyists Ã¢â¬â and to oppose any legislation that lacks enforceable Net Neutrality protections.
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More than 750 diverse groups have come together as the SavetheInternet.com Coalition Ã¢â¬â including Free Press, MoveOn, the Christian Coalition, Gun Owners of America, U.S. PIRG, the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Library Association, Consumers Union, Common Cause, Craig Newmark from Craigslist, musicians REM and Moby and others. The SavetheInternet.com coalition collected over 1 million petition signatures online in support of Net Neutrality.
The House has already passed a bill without Net Neutrality. A bill introduced by Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) Ã¢â¬â HR 5252, which could reach the Senate floor in September Ã¢â¬â fails to provide meaningful or enforceable Net Neutrality protections.
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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