“Ethical Markets welcomes reports that the US Senate has voted to save Net Neutrality, a campaign we supported, see my “Restoring Net Neutrality“ on ethicalmarkets.com.
Now the battle moves to the House of Representatives. Congratulations to all our friends who worked so hard to this!
~Hazel Henderson, Editor“
We won! The U.S. Senate just voted to overturn the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality!
Even better, your work helped win the votes of TWO undecided senators who swung our way at the last minute, giving us a 52-47 margin and huge momentum. That’s game-changing.
Now the fight moves to the House of Representatives—and with the FCC scheduled to end net neutrality on June 11th unless Congress stops them, the stakes are higher than ever. Will you make a monthly donation to help keep up the fight for net neutrality?
Comcast, Verizon, and the rest of Big Cable thought sure they could beat us with all the millions they spent on lobbyists and campaign contributions.
But for months, the Internet has been on fire. You called. You rallied. You protested. You did whatever it took. You didn’t give up. And today, the Senate passed the resolution overruling Ajit Pai and restoring net neutrality in a historic upset!
The key to winning in the Senate was mobilizing so much grassroots pressure that it was impossible for undecided senators to ignore us. And that will be even more true in the House of Representatives, where every member is already looking ahead to November and trying to figure out how to keep their seats in what is predicted to be an incredibly close election.
Now, we’ll be honest: We put everything we have into the effort to win in the Senate. And it’s a good thing we did, because this vote was SO close, and we easily could have lost. But after going all-out with billboards, newspaper ads, and flooding the Senate with phone calls, our campaign budgets are significantly drained.
No one thought we’d get this far, but this is just the first step. Now we need to pass the same resolution in the House of Representatives. Will you chip in to help replenish our campaign budgets for the next round of the Battle for the Net?
For the Internet,
Sarah at Fight for the Future
Fight for the Future works to protect your rights in the digital age.