Tell California's Assembly to save net neutrality now!
In December, the federal government officially stopped protecting net neutrality. Thankfully, there are two bills in California's Assembly that will protect net neutrality in the state (and help protect it across the country by setting a powerful precedent). California's Senate passed SB 822 last month, and now it's starting to move through the Assembly. Another bill, SB 460, would require state agencies not to contract with Internet providers that violate net neutrality. But companies like AT&T and Comcast are flooding Sacramento with lobbyists and doing everything they can to stop these bills.
The bills have one last committee to pass before reaching the Assembly floor. We can be sure that members of that committee are hearing from telecom lobbyists -- we need to make sure they hear loud and clear from everyday people about why net neutrality is so important to us.
Will you sign our petition calling on California's Assembly to protect net neutrality? We'll make sure members of the Appropriations Committee see it before the critical vote, and follow up with more ways you can take action.
Below is the text of the petition we'll send to members of the California Assembly.
“I ask that you save net neutrality in California by supporting SB 822 by Senator Wiener -- the most comprehensive net neutrality bill in the nation -- and SB 460 by Senator de León, which would stop state agencies from contracting with Internet providers that violate net neutrality. I urge you not to water down the strong and essential net neutrality provisions in either bill.”