FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 16, 2018
STATEMENT: NHMC Hails Senate CRA Vote to Preserve Net Neutrality
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in a 52-47 vote, the U.S. Senate passed the Congressional Review Act discharge resolution (S.J.Res.52) to preserve the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 2015 Open Internet Order. Americans overwhelmingly support Net Neutrality. This vote is proof that Senators are listening to their constituents.
The National Hispanic Media Coalition released the following statement from Carmen Scurato vice president, policy and general counsel:
“Today the Senate puts us one step closer towards preserving the strong FCC Net Neutrality rules which empowered Latinos and secured our right to access the Internet without discrimination. This is a historic moment in the fight to preserve Net Neutrality. We urge the House of Representatives to move this CRA forward and do their part to protect Latinos and other consumers in need of equal access online.”
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The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is the media watchdog for the Latino community, ensuring that we are fairly and consistently represented in news and entertainment and that our voices are heard over the airwaves and on the internet.
We exist to challenge executives and influencers throughout the entertainment and news industry to eliminate barriers for Latinos to express themselves and be heard through every type of medium. NHMC works to bring decision-makers to the table to open new opportunities for Latinos to create, contribute and consume programming that is inclusive, free from bias and hate rhetoric, affordable and culturally relevant.