Thursday, June 29, 2006

Internet Neutrality

From MoveOn.org:
"Your senator, David Vitter, was the deciding vote AGAINST Internet freedom during a key vote yesterday in the Senate Commerce Committee.

The committee voted 11 to 11 on the Snowe/Dorgan proposal to preserve Net Neutrality—one vote shy of passage. Your senator voted to let companies like AT&T put tollbooths on the Internet and gain more control over what you see and do online. The fight to preserve the free and open Internet now moves to the full Senate.

Please call Sen. Vitter today and say "shame on you" for opposing the Snowe-Dorgan Internet freedom proposal. Tell him to oppose any bill in the full Senate that doesn't protect Net Neutrality. Here is the number:

Senator David Vitter
Phone: 202-224-4623

Senator Vitter took $12,000 in contributions this election cycle from big telecommunications companies, according to www.opensecrets.org, and then sided with them in yesterday's vote.

Senators who voted yesterday had a clear choice between siding with big money or siding with their constitutents. While 1 million everyday people petitioned Congress to save Net Neutrality, big telecommunications companies like AT&T gave nearly 1 million dollars in campaign contributions to members of the Senate Commerce Committee this election cycle. Politicians need to be held accountable for making the wrong choice."

3 Comments:

Blogger oyster said...

Oh my. This story needs to be promoted. Perhaps another call to his helpful office will be in order.

Friday, June 30, 2006 12:22:00 AM  
Blogger Schroeder said...

Hypocritical pig. Since he's so worried about gay marriage, this is probably a good time to bring up his affair with a prostitute (oyster will recall). In fact, I have a long list of links for a post I've been thinking about writing.

Friday, June 30, 2006 8:03:00 AM  
Blogger T. said...

Please do, Schroeder!

I'm going to call his office later today.

Friday, June 30, 2006 8:17:00 AM  

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