Friday, December 15 - Demand that Congress Protect Net Neutrality / LAST DAY for ACA Enrollment / Amplify Dream Act Stories On Social Media

Actions You Can Take Today

  • Action 1: Demand that Congress Protect Net Neutrality

  • Action 2: LAST DAY for ACA Enrollment - Get the Word Out!

  • Action 3: Amplify Dream Act Stories On Social Media
     

Tools You Can Use

  • Action 1: Demand that Congress use a Congressional Review Act to overturn the FCC’s decision to kill Net Neutrality

  • Action 2: LAST DAY for ACA enrollment is TODAY! Spread the word on social media:

  • Action 3: There’s only one week left for Congress to pass the Dream Act before the federal budget deadline - Amplify immigrant stories on social media:

 

Action 1: Demand that Congress Use a Congressional Review Act to Protect Net Neutrality

The FCC’s radical and foolish action today to reverse network neutrality protections means that we have lost an important battle in the war for an open internet. But that war is far from over.

Today’s FCC vote means that we will start to see the telecommunications companies intruding more on how we use the internet and becoming much more aggressive in their efforts to make money off their role as online gatekeepers. But nobody should think that network neutrality is dead.

The fight now shifts to Congress, where pro-network neutrality members will press to use something called the Congressional Review Act to undo this hasty and misguided action. The CRA is a relatively new tool that allows Congress to reverse regulatory actions within 60 legislative days of their enactment. It was used for ill in March 2017 when Trump supporters in Congress voted to wipe out FCC privacy protections that prevented the telecoms from selling our browsing history and other private information about our internet usage. But now Congress can use this tool for good by similarly reversing the FCC's (in this case, bad) action. Every American should press their members of Congress to support such a reversal via the CRA.

Call Senator Duckworth | DC:  202-224-2854 | Chicago 312-886-3506
Call Senator Durbin | DC:  202-224-2152 | Chicago 312-353-4952
Find your House rep’s contact info

Script: Hi, I’m [NAME] from [ZIP CODE]. I’m a member of Indivisible Chicago and I'm calling to ask [MoC] to use a Congressional Review Act to overturn the FCC’s decision to kill Net Neutrality. Congress has only 60 days to use the CRA, so they need to act quickly. Preserving an open internet is crucial for fair and equal access to the resources and information available on it. Thank you.

 

Action 2: LAST DAY for ACA Enrollment - Get the Word Out!

Today is the LAST DAY to enroll in an ACA health plan for 2018. The Trump administration did everything they could to stop people from accessing this health care, and Americans around the country have stepped in to fill in the gap. Now it’s time to bring the efforts home and get the word out!

Here’s how you can help get the word out about the open enrollment period, which ends TODAY, December 15:

 

Action 3: Amplify Dream Act Stories On Social Media

Last week, Congress passed a two-week funding bill, extending the deadline for a federal budget to December 22nd. This means that we have ONE WEEK to push for the Dream Act to be included in the budget, and get the bill passed out of Congress this year!

Dream Act recipients are counting on us. Share their stories on social media to amplify their voices and help build momentum for the Dream Act!

Click here for sample tweets, posts and images to share on social media, courtesy of the ICIRR.

 

 


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