ACTION ALERT: Ask Your Member of Congress to Support Broadband Access

Date Published: 
March 25th, 2021
Deadline: 5:00 PM ET Tomorrow, March 26  
Urge your members of Congress to cosponsor H.R. 1904: The Broadband Justice Act of 2021.  The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the growing digital divide and the deepening disparities among access to essential technology. These inequities especially impact lower income households and those living in federally assisted housing.  
By updating the definitions used by HUD, the Department of Treasury, and USDA for utility allowance, The Broadband Justice Act of 2021 would bring affordable broadband to 8 million households residing in federally assisted housing throughout the nation. Bolstered through the creation of a new grant program to develop the required infrastructure and additional operating funds to mitigate increased costs, access to broadband as an allowed utility would be federally subsidized, in a similar way that gas, electricity, and water currently are. Congressman Bowman (D-NY), the bill sponsor, is organizing support for the letter and has set a Friday, March 26, 5:00 pm ET deadline for House members to sign on.  
1) CLPHA is asking you to strongly encourage your Members of Congress to cosponsor H.R. 1904: The Broadband Justice Act of 2021.
2) Your Member of Congress should fill out this form to cosponsor the bill. 
For additional information, please  email Josh Shokoor, CLPHA Research & Policy Analyst, at
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