California Must Save Net Neutrality and Pass SB 822

The Golden State is on the verge of setting the golden standard when it comes to the protection of communities of color online.

If passed as currently drafted, California bill SB 822 would deliver the strongest and most comprehensive Net Neutrality protections in the country - including preventing companies like AT&T from discriminatory versions of zero-rating.

Nationally, California has led the way in its opposition to Trump and the inhumane policies of his administration. And after the original version of SB 822 was gutted in a committee hearing - in a move to appease corporations like AT&T - communities of color in the state led a massive public outcry demanding a restoration of strict rules defending a free and open internet. The announcement that those crucial protections have been restored to the bill represented a win for vulnerable communities in the state who rely on net neutrality to make their voices heard worldwide.

From the outcry over the "Muslim Ban" to the fight against family separations at the border, these communities are actively using the open internet to organize resistance to the rising authoritarianism of The White House. Responding to the Trump FCC repeal of Net Neutrality now by passing the strongest protections in the country will reaffirm California's position as a beacon of sanctuary online and offline. 

Sign the petition: Tell the California Assembly to help save Net Neutrality!

Below is the letter we will send to state representatives with your signature attached:

Dear Members of the California Assembly,

The Golden State deserves the golden standard when it comes to the protection of our voices online. If passed as currently drafted, California bill SB 822, would deliver the strongest and most comprehensive Net Neutrality protections in the country including preventing companies like AT&T from discriminatory versions of zero-rating. Nationally, California has led the way in its opposition to Trump and the inhumane policies of his administration.

Responding to the Trump FCC repeal of Net Neutrality by passing the strongest protections in the country will reaffirm California's position as a beacon of sanctuary online and offline. We call on you today to rise to the moment and save the open internet for communities of color.

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