We’re searching district-by-district to find small business owners who can make Congress reverse the FCC’s net neutrality repeal.

In May, Alaska small business owners gathered in Sen. Murkowski’s (R-AK) Anchorage office to demand she support the CRA and restore net neutrality. In the end Sen. Murkowski listened and voted against the repeal.

The net neutrality repeal kicked in last week, so we’re pounding the pavement district-by-district to find small business owners who can help us overturn it.

If we can get 218 lawmakers signed on to the net neutrality Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution “discharge petition,” we can force a vote past House leadership to restore strong protections against blocking, throttling, and expensive new fees online. Right now, we have over 170 signed on — and we need help from small business owners to convince the rest.

Pressure from local businesses was critical to passing the CRA in the Senate in May, where a historic bipartisan majority voted 52–47 against the FCC’s repeal. Now we’re working hard to find more business owners in key districts who can push their House reps to do the same.

If you run your own business please sign our Businesses For Net Neutrality open letter. Just click here and add your company’s name to the list of businesses who support the open Internet.

Then share the open letter on Facebook and Twitter to spread the word locally, and forward this article to any business owners you know — whether that’s your accountant, hairstylist, web developer, massage therapist or anyone else that’s self-employed. We need their voice in this fight.

So far over 6,000 small business and startups have signed on. But we really need to grow our numbers in districts where we have a solid shot of convincing lawmakers to block the FCC’s repeal.

We are laser-focused on getting the House of Representatives to save net neutrality. But this will only work if we reach a critical mass in key districts where members of Congress are most likely to support the CRA.

If you run your own business, please sign the open letter and share this with every business owner you know.

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