In addition to healthcare, Social Security, voting rights, and the slate of other widely discussed issues on the ballot in the upcoming midterm elections—which are now just 11 days away—the future of net neutrality also hangs in the balance on Nov. 6, and open internet advocates are organizing a massive on- and offline mobilization ahead of election day to ensure that congressional candidates side with the vast majority of their constituents over the interests of the telecom industry.
“Voters deserve to know where the candidates stand on preserving the free and open Internet.”
—Jerri GloverFight for the Future announced on Thursday that it is teaming up with local organizers to hold telephone town halls in 24 crucial swing districts in an effort to “hear directly from candidates about where they stand on the FCC’s disastrous and unpopular repeal of net neutrality.”
Currently, the House is 41 signatures away from forcing a vote on a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that would restore net neutrality, and advocacy groups are emphasizing the urgency of electing politicians who are on the record supporting the open internet against the Republican-controlled FCC’s attacks.
“Net neutrality is a crucial issue for Texas and clearly one of the most talked about issues of this election cycle,” Jerri Glover, who is helping organize a town hall in Texas’ 13th congressional district, said in a statement. “Voters deserve to know where the candidates stand on preserving the free and open Internet.”
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