Los Angeles – The Writers Guild of America West today issued the following statement regarding the Save the Internet Act:
“WGAW applauds the House of Representatives for passing the Save the Internet Act and putting us back on the path to restoring net neutrality. The American public overwhelmingly supports strong and enforceable rules and opposes corporate control of the Internet, and today’s actions show that the House is listening. Without the protections of the 2015 Open Internet Order, ISPs have shown that they will engage in discriminatory behaviors that benefit their bottom lines to the detriment of consumers and competition. We urge Senate Majority Leader McConnell to prioritize his constituents over corporate interests and bring this legislation up for a vote.”
The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) is a labor union representing writers of motion pictures, television, radio, and Internet programming, including news and documentaries. Founded in 1933, the Guild negotiates and administers contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of its members. It is involved in a wide range of programs that advance the interests of writers, and is active in public policy and legislative matters on the local, national, and international levels. For more information on the WGAW, please visit: www.wga.org.