Tell Your Legislators to Renew Funding for the Affordable Connectivity Program
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) keeps Americans connected with the internet they need to participate in our Democracy- millions of households are able to afford internet access through the ACP. Internet access is crucial for participating in our modern democracy and society.
Why Act Now: Unless Congress acts to renew funding for the ACP before millions of Americans are disconnected from internet access right before the 2024 elections!
We rely on the internet to fully participate in our democracy:
- Looking up information about candidates and ballot initiatives
- Accessing Polling Location Wait times
- Looking up voter registration status
- Tracking Mail Ballots
- Civically engaging in our democratic process
Step 2. Call your Legislators! (U.S. Senators & Representative)
If you need an idea of what to say, use the script below:
“Hi, my name is [NAME], and I’m calling from [TOWN/CITY] to tell you that the Affordable Connectivity Program has been essential for [ Democracy/ Work/ School/ Connection to Family/ Health Care]
The consequences of letting ACP funds run out will be that millions of Americans will be disconnected from internet access right before the 2024 elections. Millions would not have reliable access to the information that they need to vote!
As your constituent, I urge you to act and renew funding for the Affordable Connectivity Program. Thank you for your time."
Step 3. Tell us how your calls went using this form
You may include all three calls in the same form or submit a new response for each call
About the Affordable Connectivity Program: A federal program that offers relief from expensive internet bills. Through the ACP, eligible homes get $30 off of their monthly internet bills and $100 towards a device. The ACP is on track to run out of funding as early as mid 2024.
Learn if you qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program at Getinternet.gov
Take more Actions and read testimony from Common Cause members who rely on the ACP for internet access at www.commoncause.org/acp