Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Chabot and net neutrality

Stolen from Andrew Warner's blog...

Wag of the Finger: Steve Chabot

Steve Chabot made a big mistake when he voted no on net neutrality.

I know many of you, myself as well, called and e-mailed Representative Chabot. Just because he erred on this particular vote, we can't give up on trying to make him listen to reason.

From a forwarded e-mail (Moveon.org):

Here are the numbers:
Congressman Steve Chabot
Phone: 202-225-2216
Cincinnati District Office: 513-684-2723

When you talk to a staffer, you can mention that you expect Rep. Chabot to support the bipartisan Sensenbrenner/Conyers "Internet Freedom and Nondiscrimination Act" when it comes to the House floor.

Both sides of the aisle, particularly Sherrod Brown and Ted Strickland (vote Fitrakis) in conjunction with Republican Steve Chabot, have continued to let us down on this crucial issue. Ring their phones off the hook and stuff their e-mail boxes until they have no choice but to side with the voters.

Chabot can still, at least partially, redeem himself by supporting net neutrality when it comes to a vote on the House floor. From my experiences on the phone with his staff, it was quite evident the issue was not heavily researched by the time of the vote. Those answering the phones couldn't even tell me which side he had taken 24 hours after the fact. It's evident he merely decided to vote the party line, something that we are all used to from Representative Chabot.

The lack of knowledge, to me at least, indicates there is a chance that he may still change his mind and become part of the solution, other Republicans have already. That's why we need to stay on top of the situation and not let him grow comfortable with his ill-informed decision.

Remember, we won the battle even though Chabot was on the wrong side, we may need his vote to win in the future.

2 Comments:

At 6:58 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chabot doesn't even give out an email address for constituents to write him.

 
At 7:13 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's on his website, you idiot.

why don't you try going to http://www.house.gov/chabot/ and on the bottom left is a hyperlink to email him.

you could send him a letter:

The Honorable Rep. Steve Chabot
129 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

or call him:

(202) 225-2216

or fax his office:

(202) 225-3012

for those of you who are that lazy and didn't link to the email page, the email is http://www.house.gov/writerep/

now quit your bitchin'

 

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