This is an urgent request to our community to raise your voices with us against a bill that would erase years of hard work across the country pushing back against wireless companies like Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile in their vicious push to turn our globe into a microwave oven.
Local control would be taken away, and hard-won battles to enact setbacks on cell towers from daycares and schools would be eviscerated.
What is H.R. 3557?
H.R. 3557 represents an unprecedented and troubling usurpation of local authority to manage public rights-of-way and land use decisions in favor of cable, wireless, and telecommunications providers. Equally alarming, the bill imposes no obligations on those companies to provide broadband to unserved Americans.
How to Stop H.R. 3557
In the 1-minute video below, Doug Wood, founder of Americans for Responsible Tech, provided additional context on what is at stake here as well as a recommended strategy to call local officials like mayors, country reps and state reps, to warn them.
If you are unsure who your local reps are or what their contact info is, this lookup site makes it easy to find out.
At the bottom of this excellent article from Children's Health Defense Fund, there is a pre-built email template that you can easily send to your reps. Once you click submit, make sure to check your inbox for a verification email.
Please forward this email to those that need to hear it and encourage them to take action.
Just a few minutes of your time can make a huge difference for our country. Please do take action and join thousands of others raising their voices against this truly harmful legislation.