Californians: Help Secure Net Neutrality Protections and Tell the Governor to Sign S.B. 822

Internet users were already at the mercy of ISPs, like AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon before the FCC repealed net neutrality protections. Now they don’t have to treat everything you access online equally. Now the California Legislature has passed a bill that will provide strong protections for an open and free Internet, but it still needs Governor Jerry Brown’s signature. 

Californians: tell the governor you support net neutrality and S.B. 822.

Despite the huge outcry from the public, 2017 saw the FCC vote to repeal net neutrality.

While Congress can still, and should, act to save net neutrality and ISP privacy on a national scale, federal protections do not exist today. In response, states should use their own leverage to try to keep the Internet free and open. That includes requiring any ISP that receives state funds or access to taxpayer-funded infrastructure to adhere to net neutrality principles.

On the first day that the California legislature met in 2018, State Sen. Scott Wiener introduced a bill that would help create the most comprehensive net neutrality protections in the country: S.B. 822. State Sen. Wiener's bill is a gold standard of net neutrality legislation, and Californians deserve to see it become law. Now, S.B. 822 has passed the legislature with overwhelming bipartisan support. 

When strong protections were briefly in danger of being removed, S.B. 822 was restored with amendments, because Californians like you spoke out. Now, our state is on the verge of stepping up to defend our rights where the federal government has failed us. All we need to finish the job is the governor’s signature. Tell California Gov. Jerry Brown to sign S.B. 822 and make Internet history. 

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