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So, @AjitPaiFCC was all over TV today smugly celebrating the repeal of #NetNeutrality. But the reality is that he's going to lose. The battle for the free and open Internet rages on.

1st, contact your representatives at

#NetNeutrality is NOT "dead." Yes, the FCC's disastrous and unpopular repeal officially went into effect today, but it's not going to last. We're fighting in the courts, in Congress, and at the state and local level. And we will win. #SaveNetNeutrality
Don't panic! The Internet isn’t going to come to a crashing halt. You won't be cut off from your friends. But starting today, your Internet provider is legally allowed to mess with you in a bunch of new ways, and it's only a matter of time before they do. #SaveNetNeutrality
Without #NetNeutrality, cable and phone companies like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T have the power to arbitrarily censor entire categories of websites, apps, or online services, or charge expensive new fees to access certain types of online content. #SaveNetNeutrality
That's how they'll manipulate you. Imagine if your ISP let you visit Fox News and CNN for free, but charged $10 for a package that includes NPR and the NY Times. Without #NetNeutrality THEY control where you get your news, how you stream music, everything. #SaveNetNeutrality
They won't start right away, because they know Congress and the courts are watching them. But over time they'll start testing the waters. The Internet that we know and love will slowly cease to exist. #SaveNetNeutrality
But we're not going to let that happen. Congress can still reject @AjitPaiFCC's blatant government handout to his former employer, Verizon. They can reverse the FCC decision and restore #NetNeutrality using a resolution under the Congressional Review Act (CRA). #SaveNetNeutrality
.@AjitPaiFCC was not elected by the public. And he certainly made it clear he wasn't interested in listening to us, given that poll after poll shows the overwhelming majority of voters -- regardless of whether they're Republicans, Democrats, or Independents -- oppose his repeal.
But our members of Congress are ELECTED OFFICIALS. They work for us. #NetNeutrality is not a partisan issue. No one wants to be screwed over or charged more money for less Internet. This is exactly what the Congressional Review Act was made for. #SaveNetNeutrality
The Senate already voted in a historic bipartisan upset-to block the FCC repeal & reinstate #NetNeutrality. Now we need to do the same in the House of Representatives, where we need a simple majority (218 reps) to sign a "discharge petition" to force a floor vote.
Our best chance to pressure Congress is between now and the midterms. We'll need to pound the pavement district by district to get the votes we need. We'll need small businesses to mobilize ( and EVERYONE to call their reps: (
Follow groups like @fightfortheftr @mediajustice @NHMC @EFF and @demandprogress to stay up to date as the battle for the net rages on. But most importantly, RETWEET THIS THREAD and get everyone you know to go to or text BATTLE to 384-387 to take action!

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