TUESDAY 03/06/18

FEDERAL:

Support Net Neutrality:

Democrats in both the House and the Senate have introduced legislation that would overturn the FCC’s decision to revoke net neutrality rules. Net neutrality is the backbone of a free internet, and without these protections, ISPs could throttle, slow down, or even block content that they don’t like. It could also allow ISPs to charge consumers more for certain types of content. Democrats have a 60-day window to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to scrap with a simple majority the FCC’s order to end net neutrality rules, which started last week after the order was officially published in the Federal Register. During this 60-day window, the Senate would just need a simple majority to overturn the FCC order. One GOP Senator, Susan Collins has already signed on, so we need just one more Republican.

Script:
Hello, I am a constituent calling from ___________ to urge Sen./Rep. ____________ to support the restoration of net neutrality principles. We need net neutrality regulations in place to protect consumers from ISPs that would block, throttle, or slow down content that they dislike. We also need protections against paid prioritization in order to ensure that everyone has equal access to the open Internet. Thank you for taking my call.

Gun safety:

The script below emphasizes raising the age for all gun sales to 21 and calls for banning AR15s and other assault rifles. Let’s keep pushing for better gun laws at both the state and federal level, and if our lawmakers can’t do that, we can at least be a thorn in their side every day.

Script:
Hello, I am a constituent calling from _____________ to demand that Rep./Sen. ______________ support stricter gun laws. In just the last few months, we’ve had three of the largest mass shootings in US history, and yet, Congress continues to do nothing. We need to raise the minimum age to purchase all guns to 21. We also need to ban AR-15s and other semi-automatic rifles that can shoot off hundreds of rounds in a matter of minutes. These guns are not protected by the Second Amendment and have nothing to do with maintaining a well-regulated militia. You must take action to enact some basic gun control legislation to protect the safety of your citizens. Thank you for taking call.

 

Senator Richard Burr

Washington, DC: (202) 224-3154

Winston-Salem: (336) 631-5125

 

Senator Thom Tillis

Washington, DC: (202) 224-6342 

High Point: (336) 885-0685

 

HOUSE:

Rep. Virginia Foxx

Clemmons, NC (336) 778-0211

Washington, DC (202) 225-2071

 

Rep. Ted Budd

Advance, NC (336) 998-1313

Washington, DC (202-225-4531

 

Rep. Mark Walker

Greensboro, NC (336) 333-5005

Washington, DC (202) 225-3065

 

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EVENT:

INDIVISIBLE FORSYTH MEETNG:

Please join us Thursday, March 15. We are excited to have Susan Browder and Heather Levinson from Moms Demand Action NC as our special guest speakers. Everyone welcome!

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