“Vote out” congresspeople who won’t back net neutrality, advocates say

Enlarge / Democrats vs. Republicans. (credit: Getty Images | Linda Braucht)

Some supporters of net neutrality are focusing their attention on Congress and vowing to vote out lawmakers who won't join a legislative effort to reinstate net neutrality rules.

"If they don't vote for net neutrality, let's vote them out," says the website launched yesterday by advocacy group Fight for the Future, which also organized recent protests.

The website lists which senators have and haven't supported a plan to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to stop the repeal of net neutrality rules. The rules, repealed by the Federal Communications Commission last month, prohibit Internet service providers from blocking or throttling Internet content or prioritizing content in exchange for payment.

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