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For Immediate Release

Gabriela Melendez, 202-715-0826,

Senate Approves Measure to Reinstate Net Neutrality


The Senate passed a measure today repealing changes to net neutrality rules that were approved by the Federal Communications Commission last year.

Ronald Newman, director of strategic initiatives at the American Civil Liberties Union, had the following reaction:

"This is the first step forward in restoring net neutrality. The public today understands that the free flow of information online is crucial to protecting free speech and maintaining space for political movements that safeguard our constitutional rights. We owe this win to the over 400,000 ACLU activists and hundreds of thousands of other activists across the country who are fighting for a free and open internet. With the Senate voting to reverse the FCC's decision, the House is on notice. It's time for the House to act."

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