Thursday, May 17 - Net Neutrality Bill in the House / Citizen Watchdog Training

Actions You Can Take Today


Action 1: Tell Reps to Preserve Net Neutrality

In a stunning victory, the Senate voted yesterday 52-47 to preserve net neutrality. The bill to protect the Internet as we know it now moves to the House, where it faces long odds.

There are a handful Reps in Chicago who have not yet committed to voting to protect net neutrality. Every single vote counts. If this bill fails in the House, the FCC will rollback current net neutrality regulations on June 11, ending the concept of the open Internet as we know it.

Visit to see if your Rep has declared their support for net neutrality.

Scroll down on the page to find out if your Rep is Team Cable or Team Internet, and call them.

If your Rep is Team Cable: Hi, my name is {NAME} and I'm a constituent in {ZIP CODE} and member of Indivisible.  I’m calling to ask [MoC] ___ to approve the Senate resolution to nullify the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rollback. We are counting on Congress to protect an open Internet. Can I count on [MoC] to support this resolution?

If your Rep is Team Internet: Hi, my name is {NAME} and I'm a constituent in {ZIP CODE} and member of Indivisible. I’m calling to thank [MoC] for their support for the Senate resolution to protect net neutrality. Please continue to speak out to protect an open Internet. Thank you.


Action 2: Citizen Watchdog Training on May 23

By popular demand, Indivisible Chicago Northwest Side is hosting the Better Government Association Citizen Watchdog training. Join us to learn how to keep your government accountable.

If you're familiar with Indivisible Chicago's #EndCrosscheck project, a few concerned citizens broke national news stories by using the FOIA process! Who knows what you can accomplish?

One of the training topics teaches people the tools of journalism so they can keep an eye on local government. BGA's attorney teaches citizens how to use the Freedom of Information of Act (FOIA) to ensure government agencies are open and transparent. We'll explain each provision of the Act, talks about organizations that are exempt from the Act, discuss options for remedies in case a FOIA request is denied, and most importantly, provides multiple examples on how to file a FOIA request.

Register to join us at the event on May 23!

When: Wednesday, May 23 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: St. John's Episcopal Church Chicago (3857 N Kostner Ave.)

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Doors open at 6:30 p.m. to sign-in. Program will start promptly at 7 p.m., so please arrive at least a few minutes earlier.

Daily Actions Editor