Ahead of midterm elections, constituents meet with key lawmakers to demand support for real net neutrality

In the wake of the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality rules last December that prevent internet providers from blocking and slowing traffic, the public backlash was swift and intense, with thousands taking to the streets and millions contacting their lawmakers. In the nine months since, the outrage has yet to diminish. As the midterm elections near, constituents are pressing their lawmakers in-person to reinstate strong open internet rules critical to their communities’ economies, free speech, and the ability to access crucial online services.

In an effort to ensure House Representatives hear directly from their constituents about this issue—instead of just ISP lobbyists—digital rights advocacy groups Fight for the Future and Demand Progress have helped organize these meetings with the help of activists and partners.

Net neutrality supporters in Michigan’s first congressional district met with Representative Jack Bergman in Traverse City, MI on August 22nd to demand support from their member of Congress for real net neutrality.
Charity Clark, Chris Topinka, and others met with Representative Vicky Hartzler’s staff on September 10th to demand support for real net neutrality.
Representative John Katko’s constituents met with his staff on September 10th in Syracuse, NY to demand support for real net neutrality.
Valerie Baul, Matthew Friedman and other net neutrality supporters from Kansas’ third congressional district met with Representative Kevin Yoder’s staff on September 5th to demand support for real net neutrality. Source: https://twitter.com/valbaul/status/1037354504319119360
In key Republican congressional districts across the country, constituents are meeting with their representatives and staff, urging them to sign the CRA discharge petition to restore net neutrality.
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Chad Ostrowski and others met with Representative Lloyd Smucker’s staff in Lancaster, Pennsylvania (PA-16) to demand support for real net neutrality protections. Source: https://twitter.com/chadoh/status/1036995857038630913
Sanda Schuldmann and others met with Representative Martha McSally’s staff on August 27th to explain why they expect their lawmaker to sign the discharge petition to force a vote in the House of Representatives on the Senate-passed net neutrality CRA. Source: https://twitter.com/sandatucson/status/1034208963242278912
On August 23rd net neutrality supporters in Representative Tom McClintock’s district (CA-04) met with his staff in Roseville, California to ask that he sign the discharge petition to force a vote on the net neutrality CRA.
Net neutrality supporters in Virginia’s 5th congressional district met with Representative Tom Garrett’s office on September 5th to demand support for the net neutrality CRA.
Net neutrality supporters in Texas’ 13th congressional district met with Representative Mac Thornberry’s office in Amarillo, TX on September 5th. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_k8ylXU2lwg