Posted April 9, 2019, 12:48 AM
The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the Save the Internet Act (HR 1644) as soon as Tuesday afternoon. This is THE bill to overrule Ajit Pai and restore net neutrality, and could be the most important vote affecting the future of the Internet this year.
So we’re hosting an epic all day livestream on Twitch, starting at 9:30am, to show our elected officials that the whole Internet is watching.
We hosted similar livestreams for the last two committee votes on the bill, and more than 1 million people tuned in! All that public pressure and attention has been keeping the bill alive, and beat back attempt by Comcast, AT&T, Verizon (and the politicians who shill for them) to gut the bill or fill it with loopholes using bad amendments.
The livestream will be hosted by Fight for the Future’s own Evan Greer, and feature folks from groups like EFF, Public Knowledge, Free Press, Consumers Union, and Open Technology Institute answering questions and explaining the nuances of the bill. Plus video cameos from supportive members of Congress, staff at web companies like Postmates, Gandi.net, and Private Internet Access VPN, and … guitar god Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine.
It’s gonna be a party! Help us send a resounding message that the Internet wants net neutrality restored. Want to be part of the fun? Send us a video of you calling your member of Congress in support of HR 1644 to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add it to the stream!
Congress is about to vote on net neutrality. We’re hosting an epic all day livestream leading up to the vote, with cameos from supportive reps, groups like EFF and Public Knowledge, web companies like GitHub, Postmates, Private Internet Access, and Gandi.nt, and guitar god Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine. Tune in!