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Duff to speak to Fairfield humanists Monday

State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-25).

NORWALK, Conn. – This is a press release, presented in the format in which it was sent:

 

The Democratic Major Leader of the CT State Senate, Bob Duff, will be the HFFC guest speaker, on a current hot issue: protecting the openness of the internet (net neutrality), at the monthly general meeting of the Humanists and Freethinkers of Fairfield County.

Date: Monday, May 14, 6:30 pm

Place: Silver Star Diner Banquet Room, 210 CT Ave, Norwalk, on Route 1, just off I-95 southbound exit 14.

Cost: Free.  Contributions and memberships welcome.  Food and drink can be purchased directly from the restaurant from their menu.

We think you will want to attend this.  You are welcome to invite your friends.  Please RSVP on meetup.com/hffcct or reply to hffc at optonline dot net (or anita at markthisdaywithlove dot. com ).

As you may or may not be aware, the FCC has issued new rules effective April 24th which may or may not impair the policy of net neutrality on the internet.  Several states have already passed legislation or executive orders in response to the new FCC rules.

The Connecticut legislature on partisan lines rejected SB 2, a bill introduced by Senate Majority leader Duff, that would have protected net neutrality in Connecticut.

Should Governor Malloy join with other  states and issue an executive order protecting net neutrality rules in the state?  What is at stake and what are the risks for Connecticut to oppose the FCC?

We have extended an invitation to leading Repubican state senators who opposed SB 2 to offer a different perspective.  So far they have declined.

Net neutrality rules reinforce the understanding of internet as a public utility. The rules prohibit internet providers like Verizon and AT&T from “throttling,” “fast-laning,” or blocking the delivery of content.  The current Federal Communications Commission is intending to do away with these rules.

State lawmakers push for end to net neutrality

To kill net neutrality, FCC might have to fight more than half of US states

OTHER MAY EVENTS:

Saturday, May 19, 8:30 AM     HFFC BOOK GROUP – Saturday Morning Stimulus 8:30 AM at Panera’s, 1860 Post Rd E, Westport, CT 06880. See https://www.meetup.com/HFFCCT/events/246357644/   Contact Anita at  [email protected]

Monday, May 28, 7:00 PMHFFC SCIENCE READERS Discussion on the quality and meaning of new science, followed by a discussion of social implications. At Orem’s Diner, 167 Danbury Rd, Wilton, CT 06897 Contact Ruth Light at [email protected], 845-490-4535 for short readings, and other information.

 

 

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6 comments

Bryan Meek May 6, 2018 at 9:11 am

When is the Senator going to focus on fixing the state’s finances he helped destroy? What is this constant fascination of “trump”eting on issues outside of his jurisdiction. One FCC is enough. We don’t need any more agencies and departments that do nothing that we can’t afford. If the Senator wanted to do something he could do his job and oversee PURA which has allowed Connecticut’s electricity rates to skyrocket while service deteriorates and Eversource’s stock and profits go through the roof.

Bill Dunne May 6, 2018 at 4:26 pm

Is that a Nancy typo or did Duff’s press release actually identify him a “Major Leader”?

Rick May 6, 2018 at 5:55 pm

From the floor

“I want to be clear that a vote for this amendment means a vote for a strike that will cost us $1 million a day, which I believe is not reimbursable,” said Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff, D-Norwalk.

Jennifer Schneider, communications director for the SEIU 1199 union with its 2.500 employees , said the vote ends the need for a strike.

These wage increases totals $21.5 million annually, but the state will pay only about $10.7 million of that cost to us taxpayers , with federal Medicaid was going private worth it ten years ago Bob?

Bob in your spare time can you explain all this?

DrewT May 6, 2018 at 11:07 pm

This is EXACTLY why we need to Elect Marc D’Amelio!!! as our next Senator!!! Duff is beyond clueless and without regard for Norwalk and Darien. This must change!! Marc is that guy to bring the change and give us the representation we truly deserve.

D’AMELIO 2018!!!

#ENOUGHWITHDUFF
#DUFFMUSTGO

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