Thanks to Vicki Sievers of Marin County, CA for sending out this recent alert. Please take action today and let Washington know we will not tolerate this taking of our democracy by telecom giants!
📣📣 WE MUST CONTINUE TAKING ACTION TO FIGHT THE WORST BIG TELECOM GRAB WE’VE EVER SEEN !!
The industry seeks to kick local authority and public discussion out of their way so they can install antennas wherever they want.
The most egregious of the federal bills is HR 3557. In combination, the bills make a formidable threat to the rights of local governments and citizens. Here’s a key excerpt from a joint letter composed on behalf of the nation’s counties, cities, towns and villages, the National League of Cities (NLC), United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), National Association of Counties (NACo) and the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) : “We fear the unintended consequence of some of these bills will be to impose costs on local governments, burdens on our taxpayers, interference with public safety and otherwise harm local protections that are the heart of localism without substantively improving broadband deployment.”
EVERY ACTION YOU TAKE HAS IMPACT. WHAT CAN YOU DO RIGHT NOW?
1) Please call and/or email your senators and congressperson to urge them to oppose HR 3557 and all federal telecom bills that put wireless industry profits ahead of critical local government decision-making and public safety.
To find your own U.S. Representative: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative
To find your US Senator: https://www.senate.gov/states/CA/intro.htm
2) If you have not already done so, please make sure your own city/town council knows about the bill(s). Ask your city/town to do what you did in #1— urge the three legislators to oppose HR 3557 and all telecom bills that take away rights of local government.
3) Ask at least three+ more people to do what you have done.
**More info/talking points: https://www.americansforresponsibletech.org/stop3557