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Call Sen Portman and Brown about net neutrality

Now that the FCC rule has been formally submitted to both chambers of Congress and published in the Federal Register, Senator Markey can introduce the resolution of disapproval in the Senate. We expect the Senate to vote on the resolution in late May.

The battle to save the internet is upon us—and it starts in the Senate. Call your Senators and Representative today and tell them to co-sponsor the resolution of disapproval to protect net neutrality.

Call Portman and Brown

SAMPLE CALL SCRIPT

Caller: Hello! My name is ___ and I’m calling from [part of state]. I’m calling to ask [MoC] ___ to co-sponsor Senator Markey’s/Congressman Doyle’s resolution of disapproval, that would uphold net neutrality and preserve the internet as we know it.

IF THE MOC SUPPORTS NET NEUTRALITY AND IS ALREADY A CO-SPONSOR

Staffer: [MoC] agrees with you! That’s why he/she is a co-sponsor of the resolution of disapproval.

Caller: That’s great. I really appreciate [MoC]’s support on this. Please give him/her my thanks and have a nice day!

IF THE MOC SUPPORTS NET NEUTRALITY BUT IS NOT A CO-SPONSOR

Staffer: [MoC] agrees with you. He/she totally supports net neutrality because we need a free and open internet.

Caller: Ok, but is he/she a co-sponsor of [Senator Markey’s/Congressman Doyle’s] resolution?

Staffer: Well, not yet, no.

Caller: What is [MoC] waiting for? The battle to save the internet is upon us. We need [MoC] to get in the arena and co-sponsor this resolution. If he/she truly supports net neutrality, he/she will co-sponsor this resolution immediately.

Staffer: I’ll pass along your thoughts.

Caller: Yes, please do. And please take down my contact information so you can let me know when the [MoC] decides to co-sponsor.

IF THE MOC OPPOSES NET NEUTRALITY

Staffer: The Senator opposes net neutrality. Net neutrality is a burdensome regulation that stifles innovation and discourages investment in our broadband infrastructure.

Caller: That’s not true. In fact, much of the innovation we’ve seen on the internet was able to happen because of net neutrality. The American people overwhelmingly support net neutrality—including 75% of Republicans. I hope he/she will reconsider.

Staffer: I’ll pass along your thoughts.

Caller: Yes, please do. I strongly support net neutrality and I expect [MoC] to do the same. Please take down my contact information so you can let me know if [MoC] changes his/her mind.

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