There's actually a way to force the Senate to vote on saving net neutrality. It's called the Congressional Review Act. Under this law, Congress can block any agency decision by passing a resolution of disapproval in both chambers. This resolution cannot be filibustered in the Senate and only 30 senators need to sign a petition to force a vote.
Ed Markey has already said he'll introduce a CRA resolution: https://twitter.com/ACLU_Mass/status/940251501695590405
Susan Collins supports net neutrality. If Doug Jones wins tomorrow, that would mean only one other Republican senator would need to flip for the bill to pass the Senate. So... if you live in Alabama and care about net neutrality, you should definitely vote.
Edit: To clarify though, Trump could still veto the resolution and it would also have to pass the House. But this is a way to force every senator to take a position on this issue before next year's midterm elections. And who knows what will happen if it builds enough momentum. Elected politicians are a lot more responsive to public opinion than FCC commissioners are.
The CRA was actually passed by Newt Gingrich and the Republicans in the 1990s to make it easier to kill regulations. But it applies as much to an agency decision to repeal a regulation as it does to enact one. It sure would be deliciously ironic to use the CRA to save net neutrality. If you're curious about the CRA, you can read more here: https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43992.pdf
Can someone please ELI5 exactly what this bill is going to do?
So if I were to call my Congress men and ask them to support this, would that help?
Hopefully this stems the tide a little. Until the next time these guys find a way to threaten the internet again with slow lanes and shenanigans like siphoning every packet on the backbone into a mainframe for "security". Threatening our Net Neutrality is the same as threatening global democratic sovereignty. Other nations need to stand against this and speak ill of those in positions of power within the USA who keep pushing this agenda for their own twisted and corrupt vision.
My congressman, Paul Tonko, is on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, where the bill referred. He is a champion for net neutrality, so we have at least one friend in the second step of the process.
Is there a way to not have to KEEEEEEEEEP fighting for it. It's never ending, there's gotta be a way to make the thing stick.
Can someone in Alabama call this in to Albama radio stations and other ways to reach people to make sure people get out and vote
I woulds say wait until the text for the bill is released. Voting on something that is unknown is a bad idea and politicians have a bad history of using counter intuitive bill names and pitches. (or if the whole bill is out, where is it?)