Please read this note from our friend Frannie from Free Press. She needs
our help right away! We need to call these Senators.
Hi John and Marlon,
We have a crucial vote this week in the Senate Commerce Committee. The
Committee will vote on the telecom bill (S.2686) - it's not a good bill
in our opinion, but it does include a very good section based on Senator
Allen and Kerry's bill. It would push the FCC to open the white spaces
to unlicensed - we want to protect this section. Senator DeMint has
proposed a bad amendment to the bill which would auction this spectrum -
a very bad amendment.
So... the markup will begin tomorrow and it would be great if the folks
in WISPA could call Senators on the Commerce committee and ask them to:
a) support the current language in the telecom bill, the section is
called the Wireless Innovation Act of 2006'' or the ''WIN Act of 2006'
b) oppose the DeMint "Auction The White Spaces Amendment"
Commerce Committee members names and phone numbers are below. I would
focus on members other than Kerry, Allen and DeMint.
Let me know if you have any questions and thanks as always for your help!
Ted Stevens, Alaska (202) 224-3004
John McCain, Arizona, Chairman (202) 224-2235
Conrad Burns, Montana (202) 224-2644
Trent Lott, Mississippi (202) 224-6253
Kay Bailey Hutchison,Texas (202) 224-5922
Olympia J. Snowe, Maine (202) 224-5344
Gordon Smith, Oregon (202) 224-3753
John Ensign, Nevada (202) 224-6244
George Allen, Virginia (202) 224-4024
John Sununu, New Hampshire (202) 224-2841
Jim DeMint, South Carolina (202) 224-6121
David Vitter, Louisiana (202) 224-4623
Daniel K. Inouye, Hawaii (202)224-3934
John D. Rockefeller IV, West Virginia (202)224-6472
John F. Kerry, Massachusetts (202)224-2742
Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota (202)224-2551
Barbara Boxer, California (202)224-3553
Bill Nelson, Florida (202)224-5274
Maria Cantwell, Washington (202)224-3441
Frank Lautenberg, New Jersey (202)224-3224
Ben Nelson, Nebraska (202)224-6551
Mark Pryor, Arkansas (202)224-2353
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