This is from a recent email from the ALA Washington Office:
The Washington Office is following up last week’s net neutrality blog with an early analysis of the FCC’s draft order, as well as an action alert that ALA members can use to contact Congress. As we write in the blog, we believe FCC Chairman Pai likely has the three votes needed among FCC commissioners to pass the order. Contacting Members of Congress to pressure the Chairman is the most reasonable grassroots strategy as we prepare for the almost certain legal challenges to come.
Please share the blog post and action alert with your colleagues. We will continue our analysis and planning for how to best inform and engage ALA members as this issue continues to play out. The FCC vote is scheduled for December 14, so we are considering options for activities leading up to and during that day. Be assured we are watching this issue closely.
In case it comes up in any of your units, roundtables, or divisions— ALA has two net neutrality resolutions from 2006 and 2014. The first is a resolution affirming network neutrality and the second is a resolution reaffirming support.
- Resolution endorsed by ALA Council on June 28, 2006. Council Document 20.12 (CD#20.12):
- Resolution adopted by ALA Council on July 1, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Council Document 20.7 (CD#20.7):https://alair.ala.org/bitstream/handle/11213/1047/07-01-14-CD20.7.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y