Monday, May 14 - Save Net Neutrality / ERA Phone Bank / Indivisible Chicago Podcast
Actions You Can Take Today
Action 2: Support Net Neutrality:
Action 3: Phone Bank for Equal Rights Amendment (ERA):
Action 1: Emergency Rally for Net Neutrality TONIGHT
The Senate vote on net neutrality CRA is this week, and the House vote will follow shortly after, so we have an emergency action TONIGHT in Chicago!
The CRA resolution is Congress’ ONLY chance to overturn the FCC’s repeal and save real net neutrality rules for all—and in order for the resolution to pass the Senate and make it to the House, we need 51 senators to vote on our side. Right now, 50 senators are publicly supporting the CRA. We are going to protest outside as many Senate and House offices as possible because if we make it past the Senate vote, the battle quickly shifts to the House.
Big Cable’s lobbyists will stop at nothing to keep senators in opposition to the resolution, so we have to show up in mass numbers to make sure that our lawmakers know that we expect them to support real net neutrality rules by voting for the CRA.
Action 2: What You Can Do to Save Net Neutrality from a Blue State
In the lead-up to Wednesday’s Senate vote on net neutrality, people have been asking, “How can I help if both of my senators are already supporting the resolution to block the FCC repeal?”
Here are some answers:
First, check to see where your House members stand as well, and call them. If we win in the Senate, we’ll have to get the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution passed in the House as well to restore net neutrality.
Then, do this: There are a handful of senators who are on the fence and the most likely swing votes. But calling them yourself won’t really help unless you live in their state. We need to get as many of their constituents to call as possible. Here’s how:
Contact your friends in these states, and tell them to call their senators using the tool at BattleForTheNet.com/call.
You can use Facebook Graph search to pull up lists of your friends who live in the key states, and then message them one by one. It’s pretty quick if you get into it. Use the list below. You have to be logged in for it to work.
Here’s a quick suggested message: “Hey! The Senate is about to vote on net neutrality and your senator is key. Can you call? This site makes it super easy: https://www.battleforthenet.com/call”
Here’s the list:
ALASKA | Click to find your friends | Tell them to call Sen. Lisa Murkowski
LOUISIANA | Click to find your friends | Tell them to call Sen. Kennedy
COLORADO | Click to find your friends | Tell them call Sen. Cory Gardner
UTAH | Click to find your friends | Tell them to call Sen. Hatch and Lee
FLORIDA | Click to find your friends | Tell them to call Senator Rubio
NEVADA | Click to find your friends | Tell them to call Sen. Dean Heller
ARIZONA | Click to find your friends | Tell them to call Sen. Jeff Flake
SO. CAROLINA | Click to find your friends | Tell them to call Sen. Graham
Please share this to spread the word. We only have three days to convince these lawmakers to buck partisan politics and side with their constituents. Net neutrality needs all of us!
Action via Fight for the Future
Action 3: Phone Bank for the ERA
ERA ratification in Illinois has moved one step closer to reality. On May 16, the Human Services committee is expected to vote SJRCA 4 out of committee. Next step, a full House vote!
We need your help now more than ever. Our representatives must hear from us! We’re asking for volunteers to phone bank for the ERA 4. All you need is a computer/tablet and a phone--we will provide the script.
- Oak Park: TONIGHT, Monday, May 14 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Democratic Party of Oak Park (6941-A W. North Ave, Oak Park); RSVP here or share the event on Facebook
Chicago: Thursday, May 17 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 5301 N. Clark St.; RSVP here and share on Facebook
Action and event via Indivisible Oak Park
Action 4: Listen to the Indivisible Chicago Podcast
Every Sunday, Indivisible Chicago members Tom Moss and Dan Nelson release a new episode of the Indivisible Chicago Podcast. It’s a great way to keep up with the latest news about the Indivisible movement on a local level and to stay plugged in to upcoming efforts around the city.
This week, the Indivisible Chicago Podcast looks west to Illinois 16 and the candidate who wants to flip that district blue. Immigration attorney Sara Dady joins to talk about her plans to unseat Adam Kinzinger. Also, Indivisible Lincoln Square leader Jessica Droeger discusses what’s happening in the neighborhood.