Common Sense Kids Action Urges Public to Speak Out Against FCC's Flawed Lifeline Proposal

Following FCC's Vote on Lifeline, James P. Steyer, Founder and CEO of Common Sense, Issued the Following Statement
Common Sense Kids Action
Thursday, November 16, 2017

"Chairman Pai’s Lifeline proposal not only reduces the ability of low income households to access broadband, it also takes connectivity away from 75% of the current Lifeline recipients. The people Chairman Pai has targeted for real loss are the low-income families who need internet service the most -- for learning opportunities, job applications, health care needs, civic engagement and staying in touch -- but who are often the least connected because they cannot afford the cost of getting and staying online. 

"We urge the public to speak up over the next several months before the final vote so that commissioners will make common sense changes to this flawed proposal in order to lift our country up instead of taking us backwards."

 

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About Common Sense Kids Action
The mission of Common Sense Kids Action, the advocacy arm of national nonprofit Common Sense, is to make kids America's top priority. With over 65 million users, more than 300,000 educators, and potential advocates in every home and school across the nation, Common Sense is building a movement dedicated to ensuring that every child can thrive in our rapidly changing world. Common Sense Kids Action fights on behalf of families everywhere -- in our home state of California, in our nation's capital, and in states across the country, where we franchise winning ideas and legislative efforts that help all kids thrive.

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