CETPA Call to Action – Continue the Fight for Net Neutrality

SB 822, the bill to restore net neutrality protections in California, will be heard in the Assembly Communications and Conveyance Committee on Wednesday, August 22, at 1:30 PM.  We are asking all CETPA members to contact the members of the committee listed below to ask them to support SB 822.  If your member happens to be listed, focusing your efforts on them can be particularly helpful.  You can find out who represents you here

Members of the Assembly Communications and Conveyance Committee:

Miguel Santiago (Chair), Dem-53: (916) 319-2053

Jay Obernolte (Vice Chair), Rep-33: (916) 319-2033

Rob Bonta, Dem-18: (916) 319-2018

Sabrina Cervantes, Dem-60: (916) 319-2060

Eduardo Garcia, Dem-56: (916) 319-2056

Chris R. Holden, Dem-41: (916) 319-2041

Sydney Kamlager-Dove, Dem-54: (916) 319-2054

Evan Low, Dem-28: (916) 319-2028

Brian Maienschein, Rep-77: (916) 319-2077

Devon J. Mathis, Rep-26: (916) 319-2026

Jim Patterson, Rep-23: (916) 319-2023

Sharon Quirk-Silva, Dem-65: (916) 319-2065

Freddie Rodriguez, Dem-52: (916) 319-2052

Below is a script for your call to the assembly member’s office:

“Hi, my name is [your name]. I work in public education and am calling to urge Assembly Member [insert Assembly Member’s last name] to support SB 822, the Net Neutrality bill by Senator Wiener. 

Schools across the country will suffer without net neutrality, and student learning will be directly impacted if California lawmakers do not stand up to the Internet Service Providers lobbying against this bill. 

Without net neutrality our schools will see slower internet at a higher cost, funneling critical dollars away from classrooms. We urge the Assembly Member to support SB 822 to protect net neutrality in California, and most importantly, to keep the internet accessible for ALL students.”

It is critical that members of the Communications and Conveyance Committee understand how a lack of net neutrality in California will affect our students and our employees.  With your help, we can make a strong push to get SB 822 signed into law.