My representative is new in this Congress –
Dem Tom Malinowski/NJ who replaced GOP Lance
Congress has continued to make it harder, it not nearly impossible to call
leadership of either party IF you are not actually a member of the districts
they represent –
This is wrong because any reps’ vote can effect the passage of a bill –
and we should be able to contact any of the House Reps or Senators to
urge them to vote for Net Neutrality –
You’ll find the same situation if you try to give feedback to any Rep or Senator
now via their websites – if you’re not from their “zip code” you don’t get to
pass along your opinion.
This is essentially new as until a few years ago you could call the Congressional
switchboard and ask to speak with any Rep or Senator and you’d get connected.
MOST of us are shut out now from contacting the leadership of both parties –
This should be corrected as the leadership should be influenced by the public -
the general public and not simply the members of their own voting districts.
Additionally (IMO) – this “urging” is too weak when it isn’t backed up by any real
threat of loss of customers by the cable companies – such as customers threatening
to pull the plug.
PS – YOU CAN WATCH VOTE ON C-SPAN TODAY — but the House Vote is also
competing with the House Appropriations Committee questioning of Barr re the Mueller Report
which is airing from 9:30 am on.
(Of course, with a little creativity some of us manage to get thru but they continue to fear
hearing from the larger public and continue to try to shut it down.)