Net Neutrality Bill in the House / Tell Rauner to Sign Crosscheck Bill

Actions You Can Take Today

  • Action 1: Call on Representatives to vote to preserve net neutrality

  • Action 2:  Call on Governor Rauner to sign the End Crosscheck bill (SB 2273)

    • Call Gov. Rauner | Springfield Office 217-782-0244 | Chicago Office 312-814-2121

Action 1: Tell Reps to Preserve Net Neutrality

In a stunning victory, the Senate voted last month to preserve net neutralityThe 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 BattlefortheNet.com 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: Tell Rauner to Sign Crosscheck Bill

Indivisible Chicago has been hard at work trying to fight back against voter suppression by ending Illinois’ participation in Crosscheck. Crosscheck is a seriously flawed program that often results in voter disenfranchisement and suppression. Learn more about Crosscheck here.

There is an alternative in ERIC, the Electronic Registration Information Center. ERIC is another voter verification system in which Illinois already participates. ERIC is free of Crosscheck’s security and data-quality flaws. Illinois should continue to use it and encourage surrounding states to do the same.

Last month, SB 2273, the End Crosscheck Bill, passed both the Illinois House and Senate, and the bill is now on Governor Rauner’s desk. This was a great victory for Indivisible, and now we need your help to get this bill to the finish line. Call Governor Rauner today and ask him to sign this bill!

Call Gov. Rauner | Springfield Office 217-782-0244 | Chicago Office 312-814-2121

Script: Hi, my name is {Name} and I’m calling from [Zip Code]. I’m calling to ask Governor Rauner to sign SB 2273, the bill to end Illinois’ participation in the Crosscheck program. The program has numerous security flaws and enables voter suppression. I’m counting on Rauner to stand up for voting rights and sign this bill. Thank you.

Daily Actions Editor