The Senate votes on net neutrality today and its going to be excruciatingly close so call your goddamn lawmakers right now

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  1. wildcatasaurus

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    Senate vote 52-47 all dems and 3 Republicans. House will need all dems and minimum 22 republicans onboard to get passed. Then it’s trumps veto. Then congress will have to override his veto.

  2. svenskarrmatey

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    Here’s a list of the senators that just voted against net neutrality:
    Alexander, Lamar (R-TN)
    Barasso, John (R-WY)
    Blunt, Roy (R-MO)
    Boozman, John (R-AR)
    Burr, Richard (R-NC)
    Capito, Shelley Moore (R-WV)
    Cassidy, Bill (R-LA)
    Corker, Bob (R-TN)
    Cornyn, John (R-TX)
    Cotton, Tom (R-AR)
    Crapo, Mike (R-ID)
    Cruz, Ted (R-TX)
    Daines, Steve (R-MT)
    Enzi, Michael B. (R-WY)
    Ernst, Joni (R-IA)
    Fischer, Deb (R-NE)
    Flake, Jeff (R-AZ)
    Gardner, Cory (R-CO)
    Graham, Lindsey (R-SC)
    Grassley, Chuck (R-IA)
    Hatch, Orrin G. (R-UT)
    Heller, Dean (R-NV)
    Hoeven, John (R-ND)
    Hyde-Smith, Cindy (R-MS)
    Inhofe, James M. (R-OK)
    Isakson, Johnny (R-GA)
    Johnson, Ron (R-WI)
    Lankford, James (R-OK)
    Lee, Mike (R-UT)
    McConnell, Mitch (R-KY)
    Moran, Jerry (R-KS)
    Paul, Rand (R-KY)
    Perdue, David (R-GA)
    Portman, Rob (R-OH)
    Risch, James E. (R-ID)
    Roberts, Pat (R-KS)
    Rounds, Mike (R-SD)
    Rubio, Marco (R-FL)
    Sasse, Ben (R-NE)
    Scott, Tim (R-SC)
    Shelby, Richard C. (R-AL)
    Sullivan, Dan (R-AK)
    Thune, John (R-SD)
    Tillis, Thom (R-NC)
    Toomey, Patrick J. (R-PA)
    Wicker, Roger F. (R-MS)
    Young, Todd (R-IN)

  3. _UsUrPeR_

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    49 Yes:43 No – Votes are still ongoing. I’m freaking out man.

    Edit: This is going down party lines it looks like. 49 yes, and not one more. 45 no.

    Woo! Cortez-masto and heidcamp in it to win it with 52! WE’RE OVER 50%

    #REVERSE FCC ACTION HAS PASSED IN THE SENATE! ~~12:47PM~~ 3:47PM EST!!! IT’S OVER FOR THE MOMENT!

  4. Enoch11234

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    Just got off the phone with senator kennedy’s office to voice my support for the yes vote. They told me he the vote just took place and that he voted yes.

  5. tyltong123

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    It’ll pass the senate cause McCain is not there and Susan Collins is supporting it. It’s all pointless cause the House don’t have a plan to pick it up. All for show for the midterm, get out and vote fuckers.

  6. goldenrule78

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    Are there any senators who are on the fence about this? I would rather call their office than the fucking assholes that represent my state. Utah here.

  7. oscarfacegamble

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    Is there anyway we can get a list of Senators who are on the fence about it? Seems like many of them are already squarely in their respective camp (depending on whether or not the ISPs bribed them or not)

    But I’d love to call some of these senators where it might make a difference

  8. BrianRampage

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    I am so sick and god-damned tired of everyone having to call their motherfucking senators to tell them to stop trying to fuck up the internet. They’re going to eventually pass this through on some other bill as a rider anyways if this doesn’t go through.

    This country needs political reform yesterday.

  9. sgt_bad_phart

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    I’m not sure I see a point, even if this passes the Senate, it would still need to pass the House which it has an even smaller chance of success in.

    I’m done wasting time calling/emailing this assholes and signing worthless petitions. Come voting day I’ll be sure the people I cast a vote for intend on working for me and not some corporate overlords.

    To all those people that seem to come up on Reddit every few weeks saying net neutrality is terrible or don’t see a reason for it to exist. Stop asking other people to explain its importance, we’re all tired of trying to convince you this is a good thing. Do some freaking research of your own, educate yourself. Then when you vote, vote for the candidates that will do a good job. Don’t vote straight ticket, you’re doing a disservice to this country. Know your candidates, know what they stand for, know who they get money from!

    https://votesmart.org/

  10. TheFotty

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    We all know how this vote is going to go. There is nothing at all that will change this except for changing the people who get to vote on this stuff. You aren’t changing anyone’s mind by calling them. You just get the same canned response that was drafted up for repeal supporters to give as their responses. For now it is going to be up to the states to adopt their own NN laws until we get the federal change in leadership needed to reverse this.

  11. Was visiting my elderly parents about a week ago and answered the phone when the caller id showed it was obviously some kind of tele-marketing call. The person on the line immediately launched into a very misleading explanation of the “outdated and unfair” rules that lawmakers are trying to reinstate that will undermine our internet security and privacy.

    Sounds like an organized effort by one or more of the big ISP’s to confuse older people into supporting the dismantling of net neutrality. They even offer to connect you directly to your senators and I’m sure tell you exactly what they want you to say although I’d hung up before we got to that point.

    I now really regret not letting them connect me and then saying exactly the opposite…but I was so angry at the time I wasn’t thinking clearly. Did contact my senators later on my own and made sure my parents understood what was at stake here.

    Call your senators folks, let your voice be heard. The ISP’s are playing every card and trick they have I’m certain.

  12. Trolling_turd

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    Fucking Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch told me right where to stick it.

    “Like you, I am a strong supporter of a free and open Internet. As such, I have long been opposed to attempts to subject the Internet to overly burdensome and broad regulations. One such regulatory scheme is the FCC’s Open Internet Order. In 2015, the FCC promulgated the Order under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934—a statute enacted by Congress to regulate rotary telephones. This action gave the FCC broad power to regulate the Internet. Indeed, the FCC readily admitted that many of the regulations under Title II could not plausibly be applied to the Internet. Its solution was “forbearance,” which gave the agency discretion over what rules to apply to the Internet under Title II.”

    Fuck you Too dude.

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