Mel Watt Needs To Hear From You to Protect Our Internet

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usFrom Daily Kos:

"The House Judiciary Committee will mark up H.R. 5417, Sensenbrenner's and Conyers' Internet Freedom and Nondiscrimination Act of 2006, tomorrow. This is a remarkably good example of bipartisan legislation that preserves the concept of net neutrality."

Important information on the flip side...

The "Internet Freedom and Nondiscrimination Act" will give certainty to entrepreneurs, investors, and others who seek to deliver innovative ideas to market that they may do so without fearing discrimination. Specifically, this bill would amend the Clayton Act to require that network providers: 1) interconnect with the facilities of other network providers on a reasonable and nondiscriminatory basis; 2) operate their network in a reasonable and nondiscriminatory manner such that non-affiliated providers of content, services and applications have an equal opportunity to reach consumers; and 3) refrain from interfering with users' ability to choose the lawful content, services and applications they want to use.

"Urge them to support the bipartisan Sensenbrenner-Conyers Net Neutrality bill without amendment. The legislation as it stands is great"

Mel Watt sits on this committee, and he needs to hear from all concerned North Carolinians. If the Telecoms are allowed to have their way, we'll have a multi-tiered system that will restrict the free flow of information.

Please contact Mel Watt today:

Tel. (202) 225-1510
Fax (202) 225-1512
e-letter click here


Watt's Listed as Undecided

At MyDD. This means that whoever bends his ear the most today will likely win his vote.

Your phone call, fax, or email can make a huge difference on this issue that's oxygen and H2O to we bloggers.

Take up thine phone and call!

Scrutiny Hooligans -

Watt Didn't Vote

From MyDD:

"Bipartisan Bill for Net Neutrality Passes House Judiciary Committee, 20-13
by Matt Stoller, Thu May 25, 2006 at 01:37:11 PM EST

Here's the roll call vote for the House Judiciary Committee. This is an amazing turnaround, from a bipartisan stance against net neutrality, to a bipartisan stance for net neutrality. The battle isn't over, but enjoy this victory.

Conyers - yes
Berman - yes
Boucher - yes
Nadler - yes
Scott - yes
Watt - not voting
Lofgren - yes
Jackson-Lee - yes
Waters - yes
Meehan - not voting
Delahunt - present
Wexler - yes
Weiner - yes
Schiff - yes
Sanchez, Linda - yes
Van Hollen - yes
Wasserman Schultz - yes

Sensenbrenner - yes
Hyde - didn't vote
Coble - no
Smith - no
Gallegly - no
Goodlate - yes
Chabot - no
Lungren - yes
Jenkins - yes
Cannon - yes
Bachus - no
Inglis - yes
Hostetler - no
Green - no
Keller - no
Flake - not voting
Pence - not voting
Forbes - no
King - no
Feeney - no
Frank - no
Gohmert - not voting"

Scrutiny Hooligans -

Is that our Coble?

Howard Coble? I sense an action plan coming on....another one.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.


Yes indeed, that would be "our" Howard Coble. Are you surprised?

Didn't think so.


No, not surprised in the least

Actually, I'd be surprised to find out he has a working knowledge of the web.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.