*UPDATED*
A Cascadian Action Guide to

NET NEUTRALITY AND SAVING THE INTERNET

Everything you need to get active around Net Neutrality, including links, numbers, contact information, button sheets, PDF, docs and more.


Change your image & profile pic on social media and then:

SHARE THESE IMAGES ON DECEMBER 12TH:


Join the Net Neutrality DAY OF ACTION December 12th, 2017

If you are a web admin, sign you your website to help break the internet to protest Net Neutrality

SHARE ON FACEBOOK    |     SHARE ON TWITTER

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Fight for Net Neutrality in 30 Seconds or Less:

CALL AJIT PAI & THE FCC…. RIGHT NOW:

(202) 418-1000

OR

COMMENT ABOUT NET NEUTRALITY RIGHT TO THE FCC VIA THIS LINK:

 https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings/express

Using this link, you can formally comment to the FCC about their plans to eliminate Net Neutrality. You are required to enter: 17-108 in the “Proceeding(s)” field, so just copy that code, 17-108 from here. You can paste it as soon as you get to the site.
You are the filer, so type your name and push “enter”

Example Text: 

Net neutrality aligns with Americans’ views of what the internet should be. Do not favor corporations over what is good for the American people, and what they prefer. Killing net neutrality would have huge impacts on start-ups, local businesses, local musicians, and other grassroots movements, and would disenfranchise Americans from all walks of life from pursuing the American dream. Just don’t do it. Please.

The FCC has already basically stated that they are not checking the millions of messages pouring in, but it does not matter. KEEP IT UP. After the FCC makes it’s ruling it will be immediately challenged in court, leading to years of litigation – and congress will likely step in at that point to legislate a solution.  This flood of emails to the FCC, Congress, Senators and everyone else will send a message loudly and clearly that any congress person or senator seen supporting any change to net neutrality will be swiftly and severely punished at the polls by their electorate.


Have anxiety and hate talking with humans? No problem!

A SOCIALLY ANXIOUS ACTIVISTS GUIDE TO TAKING ACTION ABOUT NET NEUTRALITY

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  1. Pledge your social media accounts to make a final post about Net Neutrality the day before the vote: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/65242-stand-for-net-neutrality
  2. After pledging share the link on your social media so more people can pledge.
  3. Here are 2 petitions to sign, one international and one exclusively US.
    – International: https://www.savetheinternet.com/sti-home
    – US: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/do-not-repeal-net-neutrality (If you can’t find the verification email check your junk mail)
  4. Text “resist” to 504-09. It’s a bot that will send a formal email, fax, and letter to your representatives. It also finds your representatives for you. All you have to do is text it and it holds your hand the whole way. Go to https://resistbot.io for more info.
  5. Contact these FCC Comissioners who are in against Net Neutrality
  6. Contact FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr
  7.  on all his social media accounts demanding he vote not to repeal Title II Twitter: @BrendanCarrFCC (twitter.com/brendancarrFCC) Email: Brendan.Carr@fcc.gov
  8. Contact FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly on all his social media accounts demanding he vote to not repeal Title II. Twitter: @mikeofcc (twitter.com/mikeofcc) Email: mike.o’rielly@fcc.gov
  9. Respond to any tweet the FCC posts with the hashtag #NetNeutrality and why it’s important. Twitter: @FCC (twitter.com/fcc)
  10. Send a Toll free fax to the FCC: 1-866-418-0232
  11. File a public comment on the FCCs website regarding the change: https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/search/filings?proceedings_name=17-108&sort=date_disseminated,DESC
  12. STOP JUST LIKING / UPVOTING and start sharing!
    WAY too many people are simply liking or upvoting and hoping that’ll be enough. Only with all of us taking some action can we hope to make a real difference.
  13. Change your social media profile pictures and banner images on December 12th to a Net Neutrality related icon or image. Commit to making one post on each different platform about NN!

Remember that the intent is to make as much noise as possible from every angle. Overload every possible server, get our numbers as high as we can in every poll. Let the FCC know ALL EYES are on them. This requires next to zero human interaction. Anyone can do this. 

A huge thanks to Reddit user MomDoesntGetMe for sharing this list


UPDATED: Where do your Representatives Stand?

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IDAHO

REPRESENTATIVES AGAINST NET NEUTRALITY

 OREGON

REPRESENTATIVES AGAINST NET NEUTRALITY

WASHINGTON

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Washington For Net Neutrality Facebook Page | Net Neutrality Oregon Facebook Page

SHARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA, WITH FAMILY AND WITH FRIENDS

Don’t quit! talking! about Net Neutrality! And any other issue you find important. Be that person… because you only a limited time until these chances go away.

 

NEW Social Media Shareables


Website Admins – Embed this code:

You can display a prominent alert on your site that shows the world what the web will look like without net neutrality—and asks your visitors to call. Click here for a demo or grab the code on GitHub. None of these will actually block, slow, or paywall your site. But, they will let your users contact their representatives in Congress without having to leave your page. They appear once per user per day and users can easily click away. Just add this line of code to your site’s header:

<script src="https://widget.battleforthenet.com/widget.js" async></script>

#NETNEUTRALITY #SAVETHEINTERNET #GOFCCYOURSELF #CASCADIARESIST #CASCADIA


SUPPORT AND DONATE TO THESE GROUPS:

TAKE ACTION NOW:

Leading the Fight for Net Neutrality

Battle for the Net
Tool to send comments to the FCC and Congress

DearFCC.org
Customizable comments to the FCC

Save the Internet
Petition and background on net neutrality

Protect Net Neutrality
Petition to FCC and members of House and Senate

LONGTERM ALTERNATIVES:

Leading the Way for Municipal Broadband, Meshnet and Other alternatives:

Institute for Local Resilience

Building Publicly Accountable Broadband Networks

DONATE TO:

These groups will be leading the legal charge when the FCC votes to fuck us.

American Civil Liberties Union

Electonic Frontier Foundation


EDUCATE YOURSELF and EDUCATE YOUR FRIENDS

What is Net Neutrality?

Net Neutrality is a Free Speech Issue

Net Neutrality is the principle that everyone who uses the internet, and all content on the internet,  can not be discriminated against. With Net Neutrality, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like Comcast, Century Link and others or governments cannot charge you differently based on how you use the internet, what equipment you use, or the content of your message. Currently, it is illegal for ISPs to intentionally block, slow down, or charge money for specific content.

In other words, Net Neutrality keeps the internet as it is, and accessible to everyone. It has allowed the internet to be what it is today.

Eliminating net Neutrality would change this.


WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Like to stream movies? That’s an extra $10. Want to check your email from a computer? Add $5. Want to use Gmail specifically? Sorry – another $15. Gaming? Ooooh that’s gonna be some bandwidth – an additional $45. Porn? Don’t even get me started, and you better hope you don’t hit that new data cap.

Without Net Neutrality what we use the internet for can be sold to us in packages. AND, it doesn’t ensure we’d get that material quickly, or with better service. For example, if Comcast wants you to use their platform for streaming movies rather than Netflix – they can simply slow your data down when you’re on Netflix, so your videos never load, while increasing the speed to their own platform.

The Cascadia movement supports local, small and grassroots businesses, causes and community organizations that would be negatively impacted by abolishing net neutrality, and would be unable to effectively compete without a fair framework in place.

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WHAT HAPPENS IN A WORLD WITH NO NET NEUTRALITY?

A short history of how ISP’s abuse consumers whenever they can do so:

  • 2005 – Madison River Communications was blocking VOIP services. The FCC put a stop to it.
  • 2005 – Comcast was denying access to p2p services without notifying customers.
  • 2007-2009 – AT&T was having Skype and other VOIPs blocked because they didn’t like there was competition for their cellphones. 2011 – MetroPCS tried to block all streaming except youtube. (edit: they actually sued the FCC over this)
  • 2011-2013, AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon were blocking access to Google Wallet because it competed with their bullshit. edit: this one happened literally months after the trio were busted collaborating with Google to block apps from the android marketplace
  • 2012, Verizon was demanding google block tethering apps on android because it let owners avoid their $20 tethering fee. This was despite guaranteeing they wouldn’t do that as part of a winning bid on an airwaves auction. (edit: they were fined $1.25million over this)
  • 2012, AT&T – tried to block access to FaceTime unless customers paid more money.
  • 2013, Verizon literally stated that the only thing stopping them from favoring some content providers over other providers were the net neutrality rules in place.

CONTACT YOUR CONGRESS PERSON AND SENATOR…. RIGHT NOW.

Go in in person if you can and tell them how important you find this issue. Most Senators have offices in many cities. For a full list of locations click here.

Senators:

WASHINGTON

Maria Cantwell (D)
Supports Net Neutrality

Contact her online/via email: https://www.cantwell.senate.gov/contact/email

Seattle
Address: 915 2nd Ave #3206, Seattle, WA 98174 Phone(206) 220-6400
Fax: (206) 220-6404

Washington, DC
511 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3441
Fax: (202) 228-0514

_______________________________________

Patty Murray (D)
Supports Net Neutrality

Contact her via online/email: https://www.murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contactme

Seattle
2988 Jackson Federal Building
915 2nd Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98174
Phone: (206) 553-5545

Toll Free: (866) 481-9186
Fax: (206) 553-0891

Washington D.C.
154 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

Phone: (202) 224-2621
Fax: (202) 224-0238
Toll Free: (866) 481-9186

 

OREGON

Ron Wyden (D)
Supports Net Neutrality

Contact him via online/email: https://www.wyden.senate.gov/contact

Portland
911 NE 11th Ave., Suite 630
Portland, OR, 97232
tel (503) 326-7525

Washington D.C.
221 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, D.C., 20510
tel (202) 224-5244
fax (202) 228-2717

_______________________________________

Jeff Merkley (D)
Supports Net Neutrality

Contact him via online/email: https://www.merkley.senate.gov/contact

Portland

121 SW Salmon Street., Ste. 1400
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: (503) 326-3386
Fax: (503) 326-2900

Washington D.C.

313 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3753
Fax: (202) 228-3997

IDAHO:

James Risch (R)
OPPOSES NET NEUTRALITY

Paid $27,000 by Telecom Lobbyists

Contact him online/via email: https://www.risch.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email

Boise
350 N. 9th St., Suite 302
Boise, Idaho 83702
tel: 208-342-7985
fax: 208-343-2458

Washington D.C.
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

tel: 202-224-2752
fax: 202-224-2573

Located in room SR-483 of the Russell Senate Office Building.

_______________________________________

Mike Crapo (R)
OPPOSES NET NEUTRALITY

Paid $11,000 by Telecom Lobbyists

Contact him online/via email: https://www.crapo.senate.gov/contact/email-me

North Idaho
610 Hubbard Street
Suite 209
Coeur d’ Alene, ID 83814
Phone: (208) 664-5490
Fax: (208) 664-0889

Washington, DC
239 Dirksen Senate Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-6142
Fax: (202) 228-1375

 


What did we miss? Email cascadianow@gmail.com and we will update this information as needed.