Net Neutrality Quick Reference

Here's a short list of the things you want to know about it.

What is it?
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The short answer
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The short answer is, "Net Neutrality protects freedom of speech on the internet, the cornerstone of democracy."

The longer answer
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The major telecom companies in the United States are lobbying Congress to change the rules surrounding the internet to allow them to restrict and control access to specific sites in order to collect higher profits from premium sites which they establish partnership agreements with.

How does it affect me?
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This threatens access to independent media, news, information, education and resources.

Here's how the ACLU explains it:
* htp://www.aclu.org/feature/what-net-neutrality

What can I do?
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Call and Write to Congress
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Make your voice heard. Contact your representative in legislature to '''express your objection''' to any legislation that infringes against and impedes freedom of speech through biased preferential treatment.
* https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members
* https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/
* http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
Do it soon. Time is short. The deadline is approaching.

That's too hard
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Contacting your representative directly is still the most effective way. You might have to try again if you can't get through. Do that first if at all possible. If you can't make that work but still want to do your part, try this shortcut:
*http://www.battleforthenet.com

What more can I do?
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If you've already formally registered your objection with congress, you've done the most important part. Afterwards, get the word out. Contact your friends and family and your social network. Spread the word. Mobilize others to act.
htp://www.aclu.org/feature/what-net-neutrality