Tuesday, February 27 - Net Neutrality Day of Action / Volunteer at Indivisible Chicago Summit / Witness Slips for Gun Reform

Actions You Can Take Today

Action 1: Join TODAY’S Net Neutrality Day of Action

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission officially published its order to overturn net neutrality.

FCC Chair Ajit Pai is under investigation by the FCC's internal watchdog for bias toward Sinclair in its takeover bid of Tribune—it's not hard to believe that he did the same for Big Cable with the net neutrality vote. We have 60 legislative days to get the Senate to reject the FCC's handout to Big Cable.

TODAY, Tuesday February 27, Demand Progress and their allies are organizing a massive day of action called Operation: #OneMoreVote to flood the Senate with phone calls from regular folks and small businesses.

It's time to mobilize that public support like never before. Even though FCC Chair Ajit Pai pushed through the repeal of net neutrality rules, a simple majority in Congress can restore the safeguards—and the pro-Big Cable leadership can’t stop them.

We have a huge head start in the Senate, where Maine Republican Susan Collins has joined all 49 Democrats to oppose the FCC's order. We need just one more senator to get to 51.

 Sign up to join the Net Neutrality Day of Action.

Then spread the word on Facebook with these suggested posts:

  • The FCC voted to destroy net neutrality and give big cable companies control over what we see and do online. But Congress can overrule the FCC using the Congressional Review Act (CRA), and we need just #OneMoreVote to win in the Senate. Take action now: battleforthenet.com

  • Without net neutrality, ISPs like Comcast and Verizon will be able to control what content people see online, how they see it, and what they pay for it. They could even block speech online they simply do not like. We can stop this! Take action: battleforthenet.com

  • TODAY: Websites, Internet users, and online communities are coming together to harness our power to secure the #OneMoreVote we need to pass the net neutrality CRA resolution in the Senate. Are you in? battleforthenet.com

  • Operation #OneMoreVote: OToday the Internet unites to sound the alarm and save net neutrality. Are you in? battleforthenet.com

  • The next battle for net neutrality needs #OneMoreVote. Take action now to contact your Senators: battleforthenet.com

Then spread the word on Twitter:

  • Operation #OneMoreVote: On February 27th, the Internet will flood the Senate with phone calls, emails, and meetings to secure the last vote we need to win the #NetNeutrality CRA vote. Are you in? https://www.battleforthenet.com/onemorevote/

  • Stop ISPs like Comcast and Verizon from throttling, blocking, & charging new fees online. We need just #OneMoreVote to pass the #NetNeutrality CRA vote in the Senate! Take action: battleforthenet.com

  • We deserve equal access to the internet and we’re just #OneMoreVote away from winning the #NetNeutrality CRA vote in the Senate. Take action now: battleforthenet.com

  • This tweet is being ████ by Comcast. Well, not yet. But, only if you ████ stop them: battleforthenet.com #OneMoreVote

  • This tweet is being ████ by your internet service provider. Well, not yet. But, only if you ████ stop them: battleforthenet.com #OneMoreVote

  • #NetNeutrality preserves the freedom of information we all enjoy online. Say no to internet censorship and say yes to #OneMoreVote: battleforthenet.com

  • #NetNeutrality stops internet service providers from charging extra fees. Let's save it! Take action now: battleforthenet.com #OneMoreVote

  • #NetNeutrality stops Comcast & Verizon from charging extra fees. Let's save it! Take action now: battleforthenet.com #OneMoreVote

  • #NetNeutrality opponents want to control what info is available to us & charge us more to access the web. Stop them: battleforthenet.com #OneMoreVote

  • Enemies of #NetNeutrality want to control what we see online and charge us more to access it. Stop them: battleforthenet.com #OneMoreVote

  • If you're reading this, you have to act now to defend the free and open Internet. We just need #OneMoreVote to win the #NetNeutrality CRA vote in the Senate. Contact your lawmakers now: BattlefortheNet.com

  • Killing #NetNeutrality will open the floodgates for Internet censorship. Tell your members of Congress, "we need net neutrality": BattlefortheNet.com #OneMoreVote

  • #NetNeutrality is the First Amendment of the internet. Take action now to stop Big Cable from destroying it: battleforthenet.com #OneMoreVote

  • #NetNeutrality is the First Amendment of the internet. Take action now to stop the FCC from destroying it: battleforthenet.com #OneMoreVote

  • ISPs like @Comcast want 🇺🇸 to let them 🐢 the Internet for 💰. But we can 🛑 them: Battleforthenet.com #NetNeutrality #OneMoreVote


Action 2: Volunteers Wanted for the Indivisible Chicago Summit

Are you looking for more ways to get involved? We need volunteers for the Indivisible Chicago Summit coming up on March 11th! Sign up for to volunteer!

We are looking for:

  • A volunteer to coordinate our setup and cleanup crews before and after the event. This job would involve helping direct volunteers to set up tables and chairs before the event and take charge of cleanup after the event. No need to have volunteered with us before! If you can get things done, sign up!
  • A volunteer to liaison with the IT department at Malcolm X college to ensure we are all set with our IT needs (video, microphones, etc). IT should all be taken care of by the college, but we need someone who knows a little bit about technology to help follow up with them.
  • A volunteer to ensure we are meeting accessibility needs such as assistance for the hard of hearing or those in wheelchairs. We would also have you serve as point of contact to answer questions.
  • Several volunteers to help usher, sign people in, and do setup and cleanup.

This is a great opportunity to get more involved and it's only a 2 week commitment! Sign up today! 

Action 3: Sign Witness Slips for Gun Reform

There are 5 gun violence prevention bills scheduled to be heard in the House Judiciary Committee at 3pm TODAY. We are laser focused on the vote on Gun Dealer Licensing on Wednesday - but we also want to show our support for the bills that are in committee tomorrow afternoon.

If you are an Illinois resident, please complete witness slips on the following bills. You can do so at this link: http://my.ilga.gov/Hearing/HearingDetail/15583

HB 1465 Amendment #1 (Mussman) – Which will raise the age to purchase an assault weapon to 21.

HB 1467 Amendment #1 (Moylan) – Will ban the sale of bump stocks in Illinois.

HB 1468 Amendment #1 (Carroll) – Will place a 72-hour waiting period on the sale of assault weapons.

HB 1469 Amendment #1 (Burke,D) – Limits the capacity of magazines to 10 rounds.

HB 1664 Amendment #1 (Conroy) – Creates a Dangerous Person Hotline and toll free number to enable a person to notify the State Police if they have reason to believe someone is a clear and present danger.


For each of the 5 bills you will need to create a new slip.

Once you select the bill please follow these instructions:

Under Section I, fill in your identification information (under business you can write “N/A”, “self” or “ICHV”)

Under Section II, write "self."

In Section III, select "Proponent"

In Section IV, select "Record of Appearance Only."

Agree to the ILGA Terms of Agreement.

Select the "Create Slip" button. You are done!
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