Join the emergency protest in Anchorage to protest Congressman Young’s broken promise on net neutrality.
Late Tuesday night Congressman Don Young of Alaska issued a statement announcing he would *not* sign the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution discharge petition to help overturn the FCC’s net neutrality repeal. The announcement comes hours after an Anchorage-based business owner went public with news the Congressman had promised to sign the CRA discharge petition during a one-on-one meeting in late June.
This is extremely disappointing for Alaska Internet users and small businesses. Had he followed through, Congressman Young would have become the second GOP House rep to sign the CRA to overturn the FCC’s repeal. Last week Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman signed on, and showed great political courage by putting the needs of his constituents ahead of the country’s ISP giants.
Instead, Rep. Young decided to trot out some tired old ISP talking points to break his promise to sign the net neutrality CRA — a promise he made to an Alaska business owner that travelled nearly 10,000 miles to speak with him face-to-face in DC. Nothing in his statement justifies breaking his promise, and Alaskan Internet users are not going to be happy.
Tonight the groups behind the BattleForTheNet.com campaign are helping organize an emergency protest outside Congressman Young’s Anchorage. If you’re in or near Anchorage, please join at 5:00pm TODAY outside Rep Young’s Anchorage office and urge him to keep his promise.
RSVP here to let us know you’re coming, and bring all your friends and family. You can also share the event on Facebook here. It’s super important that we hold Congressman Young to account over this, and urge him to keep his original promise.