Tell your mayor: Save net neutrality in my city!
Petition to the Mayor:
Net Neutrality is the First Amendment of the internet, essential to everyone’s rights to connect and communicate online. Without net neutrality protections, phone and cable companies can block, throttle and otherwise interfere with our access to sites and services online.
The FCC recently voted to take away net neutrality protections. This unpopular decision has sparked a national movement to defend the open internet and restore net neutrality safeguards.
As a resident of your city, I urge you to join the movement by signing the Cities Open Internet Pledge: http://bit.ly/2pt6jzV.
Team up with other mayors — including Bill de Blasio of New York, Ted Wheeler of Portland and Steve Adler of Austin — who have signed the pledge to save the internet!
Late last year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) caved to corporate interests and voted to strip internet users of their rights to choose what they do, where they go and whom they connect with online.
Without these net neutrality protections, large phone and cable companies are now able to block, throttle and slow access to sites and services at will.
The FCC's massively unpopular decision has sparked a national movement to demand the return of real net neutrality. Millions of people across the political spectrum are taking action in the streets, at their statehouses, outside the FCC and before Congress.
Mayors are taking action, too. Mayors Bill de Blasio of New York, Ted Wheeler of Portland and Steve Adler of Austin recently called on all other U.S. mayors to join them in a Cities Open Internet Pledge, which requires all internet providers with whom they do business to follow a strong set of net neutrality principles. Within a month, over 75 mayors have taken the pledge.
Urge your mayor to sign on and stand up for net neutrality!