President Donald Trump could and should veto a newly passed resolution which strips away Americans’ broadband privacy protections. In response to the 215-205 vote by the House of Representatives to pass S.J.Res.34 yesterday afternoon, Private Internet Access took out full page ads in The New York Times and The Washington Post to deliver a simple message to the country’s last chance at the Broadband Privacy rules which were passed in 2016. Since those broadband privacy protections were voted in by the FCC in 2016, ISPs and their lobbying organizations such as the CTIA have been donating and posturing hard to dismantle online privacy and bring us to this party-line vote.
After the vote, concerned Americans took to the Internet to express their disapproval for the resolution passing. On Twitter and Instagram, they rallied around the hashtags #BroadbandPrivacy, #SJR34, and #KeepOurNetFree. The message now, which we must get in front of the President is simple.
Mr. President, you must veto S.J.Res.34
The text of the 3/29/17 ad in the newspaper is as follows:
Dear Mr. President,
You just got spied on. Big league.
You know what it’s like. You really do.
Don’t subject us all to the same $%!#.
This is your chance to prove if you’re with the money…
…or with the people.
It really is.
Mr. President, you must veto S.J.Res.34.