Target: Orrin Hatch, United States Senate President pro tempore
Goal: Block net neutrality enemies from important seats on the FCC.
Donald Trump has chosen two of net neutrality’s biggest enemies to head important sectors of the FCC: Ajit Pai as chairman, and Marsha Blackburn for Communications and Technology. Under Trump’s plan, Internet access will be controlled by big business, including those with financial ties to Trump’s own companies. It was only barely a year ago that Barack Obama helped to legalize net neutrality and stamp out all attempts to censor the Internet by big business, and now Donald Trump is seeking to destroy that protection.
Net neutrality is absolutely vital. The Internet is not just a novelty in this day and age, it is a tool for education, business, politics and communication. People use it for a variety of things, be they work or play; to allow unfair censorship and policing of Internet activity would do severe harm to various businesses and communications everywhere.
We cannot allow Trump to grab control of the Internet. Pai and Blackburn must not be allowed in these important positions, Donald Trump must be made aware that it is highly important to protect net neutrality. Sign this petition to block Pai and Blackburn from these important positions.
Dear President pro tempore Hatch,
Donald Trump is seeking to destroy net neutrality, and with it, open and fair access to the Internet. This spells very bad news for Internet users everywhere, as the Web is more than just a novelty or entertainment venue. It is how many businesses run and thrive, how political and social causes garner focus, a vital part of education. Censoring and policing online content is unethical and unconstitutional.
America has worked much too hard to protect Internet freedom of speech to have it stolen by Trump. Small businesses will suffer, social causes will fall by the wayside and education will be of lesser quality. Please stop Trump from taking over the Internet and its content.
[Your Name Here]
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