What You Can Do to Fight the Telecom Coup

 

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THIS PREEMPTION BILL IN MARYLAND IS MOVING FAST AND IS SCHEDULED TO BE HEARD THURSDAY.  Emails, phone calls, comments, etc. are welcome from all…even those also living outside of Maryland.
Those within driving distance, please try to attend the hearing in Annapolis this Thursday. We need to fill the House – standing room only! Bring family, friends, colleagues, children, babies, animals….(Well…perhaps not animals!) But let’s fill the room to over-flowing! 
https://whatis5g.info/infrastructure/2019/02/urgent-call-to-action-bad-preemption-bill-in-md-just-introduced/?fbclid=IwAR3zrk9O0cYIQ7XAWtlDcEB14oQ9mvtyGNFAo27ShTb-K4fUR7BohsoNyYY

Three good resources for communities facing 4g/5g infiltration…(That’s all of us!!) 

1. Sample ordinance from Americans for Responsible Technology. This ordinance is in full compliance with the September FCC order but still manages to be somewhat protective of the public. 
https://www.telecompowergrab.org/tool-kit.html (Scroll down on page for the Sample Ordinance)

2. Environmental Health Trust has put together a number of relatively protective ordinances from around the country. The link also includes some recommendations to communities. 
https://ehtrust.org/usa-city-ordinances-to-limit-and-control-wireless-facilities-small-cells-in-rights-of-ways/?fbclid=IwAR1qM08HXNAFT-FlFSFeYu5mP_1mCOOFDKQtYd7nj1T3aQaFZ6__TKDyb2U

3. Summary of the major issues surrounding the deployment of 4g/5g “small cells”. May be used for crafting comments, testimony, letters to city council members, elected reps, or just to learn more. 
https://whatis5g.info/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Summary-of-5g-issues-for-activists.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3YlNxCZKn-wbmjNmFSOJkFs5P6F0BS80i30k2YurWnmDEOjZrD-ehH3es
Public safety WILL prevail over corporate greed!!
 
And please consider encouraging your elected reps to support or cosponsor HR 530! 

 
Congresswomen Eshoo and Speier Introduce HR 530 to Block FCC Cell Tower Preemption  Jan. 22nd, 2019 | Physicians for Safe Technology 
 “In a courageous move to preserve local government control, Federal bill HR 530 was introduced January 14, 2019 in the House of Representatives by California Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, to invalidate the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) September 26, 2018 ruling to accelerate the deployment of 5G small cells throughout the U.S.  Congresswoman Jackie Speier has co-sponsored the bill.  Representative Eshoo stated the FCC had ‘failed to listen to reasonable input from communities across the country, cowered to industry interests, and failed to put the public interests first.’” In a January 15, 2019 press statement Eshoo added,  ‘Having served in local government for a decade on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, I understand and respect the important role that state and local governments play in protecting the welfare of their residents,’”
https://mdsafetech.org/2019/01/22/congresswomen-eshoo-and-speier-introduce-hr-530-to-block-fcc-cell-tower-preemption

Here is a link to a letter template from the National League of Cities which you can download and modify. 
https://www.nlc.org/sites/default/files/users/user121/HR%20530%20Letter.docx

Local governments push back on FCC for 5G towers  Feb. 11th, 2019 | Patrick Dwire | Press Banner

Actions some cities are taking. 

“Municipal and county governments, and now Congresswomen Anna Eshoo, are fighting back against the telecom industry’s interest in limiting local government’s permitting authority for additional cell towers and installation of 5G cell equipment.

Last week the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution of support for House Resolution 530, introduced by Eshoo, D-Atherton, aimed at overturning Federal Communications Commission regulations that curtail the local control of permitting new cell towers and wireless transmitters.”

 
For more suggested actions and instructions, please see the two (rather lengthy) messages at the end of this update. 
 
Some great memes from Americans for Safe Technology

https://www.facebook.com/AmericansForResponsibleTech/photos/a.454419445069319/537960603381869/?type=3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/AmericansForResponsibleTech/photos/a.454419445069319/536864313491498/?type=3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/AmericansForResponsibleTech/photos/a.454419445069319/536862940158302/?type=3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/AmericansForResponsibleTech/photos/a.454419445069319/529655524212377/?type=3&theater

 

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