There’s a fabulous post from NTEN CEO, Amy Sample Ward, that reminds everyone of just how important it is to make Net Neutrality a key issue in the 2020 national elections.
In addition to reminding everyone why Net Neutrality still matter and that the damage done in 2017 can be reversed, she provides a few key action items everyone can do to help.
…in the four presidential candidate debates held so far, there has been no mention at all of [Net Neutrality]…There are many reasons why this could be the case: the debates have been broadcast on commercial networks owned by leading opponents of net neutrality. Most of the candidates have received donations from ISPs. And the candidates themselves may not have an opinion on it. Regardless of why the topic hasn’t come up, we need to put pressure on the candidates and the debate hosts to name net neutrality. The candidates should be asked if they will reinstate the rules set in place under President Obama in 2015 and undone by President Trump in 2017.
- Contact the candidates, especially any that you may have donated to, and ask they include their plans for net neutrality in their policy statements and on their websites. Ask them to speak about it in the debates.
- Tweet ABC Newsand Univision, who are broadcasting the next debate on Thursday, September 12, and demand that net neutrality be included.