plan of action - March 28, 2017
Urgent - House Voting TUESDAY
Last week, by a narrow partisan vote, Mitch McConnell’s S.J. Res. 34 passed the Senate. This legislation is a rollback of broadband privacy rules; the FCC will no longer be allowed to prevent large Internet providers (e.g. Comcast) from collecting data from their customers, without their permission, and selling it to third parties. Some object that this is fair, as Google and Facebook are allowed to gather and sell data. Internet providers, however are not comparable to websites or search engines: many of us have no choice when it comes to selecting providers, and providers are in a position to collect more, and more personal, data than individual search engines or sites. Moreover, this legislation also blocks the FCC from introducing such regulation in the future, permanently compromising our privacy and turning our internet use into a cash cow for our providers.
The House will vote Tuesday, March 28, on this measure, which is known in the House as H.J. Res. 86.
Call your Member of Congress and ask them to OPPOSE H.J. Res. 86 and to support and preserve the FCC broadband privacy rules.
There are some talking points from Indivisible in this script.
Congress contact info here: www.house.gov.
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