Join the fight for the open internet

On May 16 the Senate voted to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) repeal of regulations protecting net neutrality; will the House stand up?

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What's next?

Congress can pass a resolution to disapprove under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) within 60 congressional days—requiring bipartisan cooperation and approval by the president. The Senate took the first step, voting 52-47 to disapprove.

Discharge petition in the House

218 Representatives must sign a discharge petition to force a vote in the House to disapprove of the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality regulations under the CRA. The goal is within reach: check out the scoreboard.

Support net neutrality, globally and locally

In the U.S., at least 33 states and many municipalities have enacted or have pending actions to protect net neutrality. In California S.B. 822 would establish the strongest and most comprehensive set of net neutrality protections in the U.S.

Not in the U.S.? Help spread the word about the fight for net neutrality, or learn more about and get involved in the most pressing open internet issues in your country.

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Why it matters

We know what’s at stake with the rollback of net neutrality regulations: an internet protected from discriminatory practices of ISPs like added fees, censorship, and blocking or slowing down website traffic.

A slower, more expensive internet isn’t just inconvenient. It impacts how individuals and organizations around the world innovate and ship software. Here’s how recent FCC Commissioner Clyburn puts it in her fact sheet:

[This proposal] threatens innovation at the edge, by allowing broadband providers to charge tolls to access their customers. [It] enables offerings that favor the vertically integrated broadband provider’s own content and services over those of consumers and innovators who rely on the internet to grow their own businesses and stay informed.

Commissioner Mignon Clyburn
Read our blog post
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Don’t stop now

Over the years, thousands of people and organizations have protested repeated threats to net neutrality regulations. Together, we’ve made millions of phone calls, comments, and posts.

Congress heard us in 2014, and we need them to hear us again. Your representatives are currently deciding the future of the internet—and it’s more important than ever to make your voice heard.

Make a ruckus

Commissioners Clyburn and Rosenworcel, as well as supporters of net neutrality in the FCC have urged the public to “make a ruckus”. Let’s continue to make one.

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Help keep up the fight

Already called your congressperson? Consider donating to organizations continuing to make the case for net neutrality to the public, to Congress, and in court, like the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Free Press, and Public Knowledge.

GitHub projects

GitHub is proud to host development of many of the tools used for open internet advocacy like Fight for The Future’s net neutrality widget, the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Action Center and Call My Congress.