Friday, December 15, 2017

Friday 12/15 Call to Action

1. Net Neutrality
Yesterday, in a vote of 3-2, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to enact the “Restoring Internet Freedom” Act that will dismantle net neutrality regulations, opening the door for internet providers to do what they want with your access to apps and websites.…/the-fcc-is-expected-to-r…/…
This vote went forward despite allegations that some of the public comments on the FCC site were fake. (1.5 million of them!) Let our senator, Amy Klobuchar explain it here:
I don’t know about you, but free and open access to the internet is important to me. Heck, this entire resistance movement is built upon the internet. I sure hope Ajit Pai took this decision seriously.
Watch this video Pai made and decide for yourself. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Explains Net Neutrality via @YouTube
This video leaves me gobsmacked. Apparently, Mr. Pai thinks the only things Americans need the internet for are selfies and “gram-ing” pictures of food. Despite what he thinks, access to the internet is not a joke.
Here’s FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn’s statement on net neutrality. Commissioner Pai makes a joke of her comments as well.
It’s not time to throw in the towel. There is still life left in this fight.
A) The advocacy group, Free Press has announced that they are suing the FCC over the decision to destroy net neutrality rules.…
B) New York Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman is also suing the FCC. Learn more here:…/364933-new-york-ag-to-sue-fcc-over-net…
Eighteen Attorneys General from other states have joined the fight. Minnesota is not currently one of them. Today you can call our AG, Lori Swanson and ask her if she plans to do so.
Call MN Attorney General Lori Swanson to JOIN multi state state Lawsuits to Block the Elimination of Net Neutrality
Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson
Tel: (651) 296-3353 (Twin Cities Calling Area) or (800) 657-3787 (Outside the Twin Cities)
TTY: (651) 297-7206 or (800) 366-4812
Calls are answered Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
C) The Net Neutrality Fight goes to Congress
On Wednesday, 107 Republican members of Congress sent a letter to the FCC supporting the repeal of net neutrality. Want to have a guess which Minnesota House members signed the letter? No need to guess, I’ll tell you.
1. Jason Lewis $21,500
2. Tom Emmer $28,500
The money after their names is the amount they received as donations from the telecom industry. Does this make you angry? It should.…/republican-members-of-congre…
Senator Ed Markey is using the Congressional Review Act to force Congress to vote about net neutrality.
This means that you need to warm up your dialing finger and get to calling you members of Congress ASAP.…/senator-markey-leads-resolu…
2. Appointments to the Judiciary
On Wednesday, Senator Charles Grassley announced that two of Trump’s court nominees-Jeff Mateer and Brett Talley-will not go forward in the confirmation process. This is great news! We need to keep pressure on our members of Congress. Trump is picking extreme, inexperienced people for life long appointments. This could affect the courts for decades.…/e3876ffa-e02e-11e7-8679-a9…
Want an example of the caliber of nominees that are being interviewed? Watch this video here:
Here is a source for current vacancies and nominees. Keep your eye on this and continue to make calls.
Judicial Committee member;
Senator Grassley can be reached at 135 Hart Senate Office Building. Washington, DC 20510.
Phone: (202) 224 - 3744.
Fax: (202) 224-6020
3. A Good Deed
From Rogan’s List
Christmas may not be so merry this year for kids in Puerto Rico, so Lin-Manuel Miranda (of Hamilton fame) is organizing a toy drive for them. The goal is to deliver 10,000 gifts to kids in Puerto Rico on Three Kings Day., January 6, 2028. Gifts start at five dollars. We can find out more about how to contribute here:
4. A Simpson’s Short about Trump v. Mueller…/941367856070979584/video/1
Franken (202) 224-5641
House of Representative switchboard: (202) 224-3121
MN Legislators:
Governor Dayton-
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