The Senate may vote soon on S.J.Res. 6, a "resolution of disapproval" essentially rescinding the net neutrality rules the FCC issued late last year. Normally we don't waste time defending those quite inadequate net neutrality rules, but if the corporations get their way on this, they can get their way on anything -- you won't be able to go where you want on the internet anymore, because corporations will be able to censor any content they think is a threat to their profits, and they'll also be able to stamp out innovation, since internet innovation comes from individuals, not corporations. And the punchline? Just about everyone, on both sides of the political spectrum, supports net neutrality. The only folks who support this "resolution of disapproval" are the big corporations and their lackeys in Congress. Come on, Congress! This is either the land of the free or it's the land of screw-you-if-you're-not-rich. Free Press helps you tell them which side they're supposed to be on.
Earlier this year, Congress debated an online privacy bill; it didn't get anywhere, of course, because this is the Congress of Screw You. But corporations can sell your information to anyone who has a credit card, and there's very little you can do about it -- you can't see what corporations are selling (info about your marriage? Your divorce? Your traffic tickets?) unless you pay for the "privilege." And you can't correct errors (like bankruptcies or crimes committed by someone else) in the information they sell, nor can you put a stop to corporations selling that information in the first place. During those aforementioned hearings, Sen. Toomey infamously mused that if we gave consumers such rights, it could "break the internet." "Break the internet"? Any internet that would break because free people exercise their right to privacy is an internet not worth having in the first place. So Consumers Union helps you tell Congress to give you the power to protect your privacy on the internet.