Monday, January 15, 2018

PLAYLIST: Net Neutrality (and Information on How to Continue the Fight)

Hello all! Some of you may think the issue of Net Neutrality ended when The FCC voted to repeal it.

But you are mistaken. That was just a recent battle in a long war that we have been fighting for a couple of years now!



The lastest battle involves what is called a Congressional Review Act or CRA. This is a law that "empowers Congress to review, by means of an expedited legislative process, new federal regulations issued by government agencies and, by passage of a joint resolution, to overrule a regulation." (Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congressional_Review_Act) What this bascially means is The Congress can overturn The FCC's ruling on repealing Net Neutrality.


Why should you try to save net neutrality, you may ask. Net Neutrality is the rule that allows all websites the same chance of being found and to go at the same speed as any other website. Without Net Neutrality, sites that can't afford to pay extra - like your favorite local band's website, maybe Bandcamp, maybe SoundCloud - will load up more slowly than other websites.

Also, without Net Neutrality, your Internet Service Provider can send you to websites they want you to go to, like sending you to Apple instead of Bandcamp.  They can also block any website that they feel is inappropriate.

You can prevent this from happening, as well as help independent musicians, artists, craft makers, plus small businesses and new startups, schools and education, health websites, activists, and others who would be hurt.

For a Congressional Review Act to be voted on without going through a committee, 30 senators must sponsor it. Thanks to people calling in and demanding it, it has FORTY sponsors.

Now we need 51 senators to vote to stop The FCC from repealing Net Neutrality.


And you can help. Here are the ways...

1) - SIGN ANY PETITION on it you can find! Here are some of the petitions....

ACLU - https://action.aclu.org/secure/save-net-neutrality

Change. org - https://www.change.org/p/save-net-neutrality-netneutrality

MoveOn.org - https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/save-the-internet-overturn

Save the Internet - https://www.savetheinternet.com/sti-home

This website is shutdown until late January. You can sign on when it is back up.

White House petitions (We the People) - https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/do-not-repeal-net-neutrality

2) - CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES, and do it as often and as many times as you can! Here's how....

If you text BATTLE to 384-387, they will help you write or call your representatives.

You can also text RESIST to 504-09 to get the same help.

Also, The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has a website to help you write your representive emails - https://act.eff.org/action/save-the-open-internet-order

You can call Capitol switchboard - 202-224-3121, tell them where you're from and that you want to talk to your senator or representative. Make sure to contact all three!

To contact Sen Charles Grassley directly -
by phone -
202-224-3744
319-363-6832
712-322-7103
563-322-4331
515-288-1145
712-233-1860
319-232-6657
202-224-3744

to send an email - https://www.grassley.senate.gov/constituents/questions-and-comments

to tweet him on twitter - https://twitter.com/ChuckGrassley

To contact Sen Joni Ernst directly -
by phone -
202-224-3254
515-284-4574
563-322-0677
319-365-4504
712-252-1550
712-352-1167

to send an email - https://www.ernst.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-joni

to tweet her on twitter - https://twitter.com/SenJoniErnst

To contact Rep David Young directly -

by phone -
202-225-5476
515-282-1909
712-325-1404
641-782-2495

to send an email - https://davidyoung.house.gov/contact/email

to tweet him on Twitter - https://twitter.com/RepDavidYoung

To contact Rep Rod Blum (representative of Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, and Dubuque) directly -

by phone -
202-225-2911
319-266-6925
319-364-2288
563-557-7789

to send an email - https://blum.house.gov/contact/

to tweet him on Twitter - https://twitter.com/RepRodBlum

To contact Rep David Loebsack (representative of Davenport and Iowa City) directly -

by phone -
202-225-6576
563-323-5988
319-351-0789

to send an email - https://loebsack.house.gov/forms/writeyourrep/

to tweet him on Twitter - https://twitter.com/DaveLoebsack

To contact Rep Steve King (representativ of Ames, Fort Dodge, Mason City, and Sioux City) directly -

by phone -
202-225-4426
515-232-2885
515-573-2738
641-201-1624
712-224-4692
712-580-7754

to send an email - https://steveking.house.gov/contact

to tweet him on Twitter - https://twitter.com/SteveKingIA

3) - KEEP UP ON THE LATEST NEWS - AND POST IT!!!

Keep up on the news about the fight for net neutrality. Stay inform!

And post any articles you read on social media! Keep it in the news and on people's minds!


Okay, I'm done. Below is the playlist you were promised. Afraid only the first song has an Iowan.



PREVIOUSLY ON IOWA MUSIC SHOWCASE:

JAZZMAN JOE VIDEOS - Ankeny Community Chorus performs for The Epiphany at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Church in Ankeny on Jan 6, 2018
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/jazzman-joe-videos-ankeny-community.html

CULTURE MYTH - Day 1: Des Moines
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/culture-myth-day-1-des-moines.html

YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 16: Sisko Diq
https://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/your-own-private-iowa-episode-16-sisko.html

EPISODE 59: Favorites of 2017 (and The State of The Website Speech) -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/episode-59-favorites-of-2017-and-state.html

A Whole Bunch of Boring Statistics on Favorites of 2016 and the Favorite Posts of the Year -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/a-whole-bunch-of-boring-statistics-on.html

Two weeks ago...
YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 13: Michaela Thompson -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/your-own-private-iowa-episode-13.html

Three weeks ago...
It's Christmas! I got nothing! -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/its-christmas-i-got-nothing.html

One month ago...
FESTER RAGE VIDEOS: A Testament of Youth (ATOY) at The Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines on August 31, 2007 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/fester-rage-videos-testament-of-youth.html

Three months ago...
EPISODE 53: Happy Hawkeye Halloween 2017, Part 2 of 4 - Monster Turtle of Big Blue Lake and Other Iowa Sea Creatures -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/10/episode-53-happy-hawkeye-halloween-2017.html

Six months ago...
PLAYLISTS: New Iowa Music on Spotify 1 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/07/playlists-new-iowa-music-on-spotify-1.html

One year ago...
Episode 42: The Acts of Iowa Music Showcase Live -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/01/episode-42-acts-of-iowa-music-showcase.html

Two years ago...
Episode 24: Favorites of 2015 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/01/episode-24-favorites-of-2015.html

Three years ago...
Episode 2: My Board of Trustees -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/01/episode-2-my-board-of-trustees.html


OTHER IMSC WEBSITES AND LINKS:
Feed:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/IowaMusicShowcase
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iowa-Music-Showcase/364796883703114
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/iamusicshowcase
Instagram:
https://instagram.com/iowamusicshowcase

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