Press Releases

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Recent press releases are below. You may download our media kit here.

  • Senate Narrowly Votes to Undermine the Privacy Rights of People in the United States

    January 17, 2018
    WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, the Senate voted to move forward with legislation to renew Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which authorizes an extensive program of government spying on people in the United States without a warrant.
  • Free Press Among First to Take FCC to Court for Unpopular and Unjustified Net Neutrality Decision

    January 16, 2018
    WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, Free Press filed a petition for review of the FCC’s unpopular Dec. 14 order that repealed the agency’s Net Neutrality rules and reversed the Title II “telecommunications services” classification of broadband-internet access.
  • House Joins Opposition to Trump FCC's Attempt to Gut Net Neutrality

    January 16, 2018
    WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, Rep. Mike Doyle (D–Pennsylvania) announced that 80 fellow House members have joined him in co-sponsoring legislation to reject the Federal Communications Commission’s vastly unpopular Dec. 14 decision to eliminate Net Neutrality.
  • Net Neutrality Gains Momentum as 50 Senators Support Resolution to Reject FCC Decision

    January 16, 2018
    WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, Senate Democrats announced that the entire Senate Democratic Caucus is now co-sponsoring legislation to restore open-internet protections. This brings the total to 50 senators who have agreed to support Sen. Ed Markey’s resolution of disapproval, which would undo last month’s unpopular Federal Communications Commission decision to repeal Net Neutrality.
  • House Votes to Violate the Privacy Rights of Everyone in the United States

    January 11, 2018
    WASHINGTON — On Thursday, the House rejected legislation that would have put in place robust privacy protections for people in the United States and Americans abroad, and instead voted to renew a program allowing the government to spy on them without a warrant.
  • The Senate Clears the First Hurdle Toward Rejecting the Trump FCC's Attack on Net Neutrality

    January 8, 2018
    WASHINGTON — On Monday, sponsorship for Sen. Ed Markey’s resolution of disapproval of last month’s Net Neutrality repeal reached 30 senators, with Sen. Claire McCaskill the most recent to sign on. The 30-sponsors mark in the Senate is significant because under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), that’s the total number of votes needed to discharge a resolution and take it to a vote on the Senate floor.
  • Rep. Blackburn Introduces Fake Net Neutrality Legislation

    December 19, 2017
    WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R–Tennessee) introduced anti-Net Neutrality legislation that she dubbed the “Open Internet Preservation Act.” The bill lacks many of the fundamental guarantees that prevent internet access providers from interfering with online traffic.
  • Statehouse Leaders Pledge to Reintroduce New Jersey's 'Civic Info Bill'

    December 19, 2017
    TRENTON — On Tuesday, New Jersey Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg and Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald announced plans to introduce a new version of the “Civic Info Bill” in the 2018 session.
  • Momentum Builds to Restore Net Neutrality Rules Gutted by the FCC

    December 15, 2017
    WASHINGTON — On Friday, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer pledged to bring a bill to the floor to undo the Federal Communication Commission's recent repeal of Net Neutrality protections. Since the Thursday FCC vote, 20 senators pledged to back the “resolution of disapproval” — a proceeding authorized under the Congressional Review Act, which requires simple majority votes in the House and Senate to void a new regulation passed by federal agencies.
  • Free Press: Today's FCC Ruling Will Not Stand

    December 14, 2017
    WASHINGTON — On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines to approve the deceptively named “Restoring Internet Freedom Order.” The order dismantles the agency’s 2015 Net Neutrality rules, abdicating FCC authority over internet service providers and clearing the way for blocking, throttling and discrimination by the nation’s largest phone and cable companies.

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