Call to Action Archive 2017-09-13T22:55:31+00:00

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URGENT Call to Action for Wednesday, December 13

TAKE ACTION by taking less than a minute out of your day to save #NetNeutrality! We only have one (1) day to fight the FCC and the repeal of #NetNeutrality! Thanks to John Oliver there’s a SUPER easy way to do this NOW.

  1. Go to gofccyourself.com (the shortcut John Oliver made to the hard-to-find FCC comment page)
  2. Click on the 17-108 link (Restoring Internet Freedom)
  3. Click on “+express” (It’s on the left column, a little tough to find.)
  4. Be sure to hit “ENTER” after you put in your name and information in each field, so that it registers as an entry.
  5. In the comment section write, “I strongly support net neutrality backed by Title 2 oversight of ISPs.”
  6. Click to submit, done. Make sure you hit submit at the end!

Please share your own Confirmation # with friends along with this post to spread the word!

C2A Do you enjoy Netflix? Do you find yourself spending too much time on FB? If net neutrality goes away, our Internet bills go up and we give power to companies like Comcast and Spectrum.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION The Federal Communications Commission will vote Thursday on a measure that would completely gut regulations to internet providers and open the door for net neutrality to be destroyed. The vote will likely make it easier for companies such as Verizon and Comcast to start divvying up the internet and turn it into something more akin to cable TV (i.e., something more expensive, fragmented, and more focused on making as much money as possible). The vote will likely ensure no regulator can do anything to stop these companies.

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December 13th, 2017|Categories: Call to Action|0 Comments

Calls to Action for Monday, December 11

Lots of critical issues this week. Please call about these 3 today:

1. THIS MORNING (Mon. 12/11): Call Sens. Feinstein and Harris to oppose the nomination of Leonard Steven Grasz, of Nebraska, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit — a lifetime appointment. Grasz’s record stands in opposition to the rights of women and the LGBTQ community. Contact:

  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein: (202) 224-3841
  • Sen. Kamala Harris: (202) 224-3553

2. Make noise about Net Neutrality — VOTE IS THIS WEEK. Use this shortcut to the comment page on the FCC website:

  1. Let’s go to gofccyourself.com (thanks, John Oliver!)
  2. Click on the “17-108” option which is labeled “Restoring Internet Freedom”
  3. Click on “Express” (vs. New Filing) on the left
  4. Enter name and info and in the comment section, add “I strongly support net neutrality backed by Title 2 oversight of ISPs” and *your own comment too*
  5. Then continue to the review screen and review
  6. Hit “submit”.

While you’re add it, call/email/tweet at the three Commissioners who have not committed to a no vote:

  • Ajit Pai: 202-518-7399 / email: Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov / Twitter: @AjitPaiFCC
  • Michael O’Rielly: 301-657-9092 / email: mike.orielly@fcc.gov / Twitter @mikeofcc
  • Brendan Carr: 202-719-7305 / email: Brendan.Carr@fcc.gov / Twitter: @BrendanCarrFCC

THEN, Call your Reps. and ask them to support the Save Net Neutrality act (H.R. 4585), which would prevent the FCC from using the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to eliminate the existing Net Neutrality policy. This is a procedural fix, not a policy one. Contact:

  • Rep. Zoe Lofgren: (202) 225-3072
  • Rep. Ro Khanna: (202) 225-2631
  • Rep. Anna Eshoo: (202) 225-8104

3. Election Day in Alabama is TOMORROW. If Roy Moore’s homophobia, belief that the U.S. was great under slavery, and history of sexual assault isn’t enough to keep him out of the Senate, how about his contempt for the rule of law and the Constitution? Let’s get out the vote for Doug Jones! Here are some approved ways we can help:

  • Sign up to textbank here (works via Hustle system)
  • Sign up to phonebank here (works via Hubdialer system)

Thanks for all you do. It matters. Let us know how it goes in the comments below. Don’t forget — if you don’t like making phone calls, you can email, fax, or text Congress! Email: https://democracy.io/; Fax: https://faxzero.com/fax_congress.php; Text using Resistbot: Type RESIST to 50409.

December 11th, 2017|Categories: Call to Action|0 Comments

Call to Action for Tuesday, December 5

TAKE ACTION

On Friday GOP senators passed a destructive tax bill to benefit the 1%. The Senate and the House are working to reconcile their two versions now and intend to pass their plan into law. We MUST stop them.

C2A

Call this number (Daily Action) to call your reps and tell them to FIGHT the plan: 844-241-1141

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Here are three good articles for more info on the impacts of the GOP tax plan.

This C2A shared by Angela Kelly. Daily Action is a tool for advocacy. Visit their website if you’d like to receive daily texts on the call for the day.

December 5th, 2017|Categories: Call to Action|0 Comments

Calls to Action for Thursday, November 30

Senators begin discussion on the tax fraud bill at 8:00am CA time today. Several things we can do, especially if you’re reading this before then:

  1. Of course Harris and Feinstein are against it. But they still want to hear from us – Harris tweets this repeatedly. Call, fax, or email them and say you support their no vote on this atrocity of a bill.
  2. Email John McCain as his mailbox is full.
  3. Call these Republican Senators. Insist they need to hear from you since they are voting on bills that affect all of us:
  • John McCain (Arizona): 202-224-2235
  • Bob Corker (Tennessee): 202-224-3344
  • Jeff Flake (Arizona): 202-224-4521
  • Susan Collins (Maine): 202-224-2523
  • Ron Johnson (Wisconsin): 202-224-5323
  • Steve Daines (Montana): 202-224-2651
November 30th, 2017|Categories: Call to Action|0 Comments

Calls to Action for Tuesday, November 21

Net neutrality. Let’s call. Easy, quick, and painless – like buying a pumpkin pie instead of making one. 

1. Call Ajit Pai, FCC Chairman at (202) 418-1000:

Rough script:

“Hi, my name is ______ and I’m a concerned customer from (city, zip). I’m calling to express my disapproval that the FCC is trying to kill net neutrality and the strong Title II oversight of ISPs. Preserving an open internet is crucial for fair and equal access to the resources and information available on it. Thank you.”

2. Call our gals Dianne and Kamala:

Rough script:

“Hi, my name is ______ and I’m a concerned constituent from (city, zip). I’m calling to ask that Congress begin working to find a bipartisan legislative replacement for the FCC’s Title II oversight of ISPs. If the FCC votes to reverse these Title II requirements, a legislative fix will be essential to ensure access to a free and open internet. Thank you.”

  • Senator Harris: (202) 224-3553 or (415) 355-9041
  • Senator Feinstein: (202) 224-3841 or (415) 393-0707

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Take time to focus on the blessings and positives in your life. And thanks for commenting or liking this post when you take action – it fuels your #C2A team! (Kind of like pie) 

November 21st, 2017|Categories: Call to Action|0 Comments

Quick Call to Action for Wednesday, November 15

Two 30-second calls to our Senators. CALL TODAY!

“I wanted to call the Senator to thank her for continuing to oppose the Republican tax-cut scam, which is now also a health care scam. I appreciate her efforts to work with her colleagues in the Senate to stop this dreadful bill.”

  • Senator Feinstein: (202) 224-3841 or (415) 393-0707
  • Senator Harris: (202) 224-3553 or (415) 355-9041
November 15th, 2017|Categories: Call to Action|0 Comments
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