Most of you probably know US Rep. Marsha Blackburn from Tennessee’s 7th District. She has long been a reliable Conservative voice in both Tennessee and national politics.
As her first act in the 112th Congress, Blackburn filed HR 96, The Internet Freedom Act (presser), to counter the FCC’s attempt to usurp Congressional authority and regulate the Internet. On Tuesday of last week, she addressed the same issues in keynote remarks at the State of the Net conference in Washington, DC (text and video here). The same day The Washington Times ran an OpEd from Blackburn on the need for Conservatives to be engaged in the tech policy debate.
Her bill and the discussion of it has been well received by the online community, the tech community, the political community and even the liberal press in Tennessee. As part of her strategy to address these matters, Congressman Blackburn has made herself available to us for a conference call on Thursday, January 27th from 8PM to 9PM CST. She will address us during the first portion of the call and the final portion will be a Q&A.
The call is specifically for Right of Center bloggers, the leadership teams of Right of Center groups like Tea Parties or 9/12 groups and officers, Communications and/or New/Social Media people for Right of Center organizations. You are invited to participate on the call and encouraged to share your thoughts with the Congressman, with the rest of us on the call and, afterwards, with your readers and members. If you meet those criteria and would like to participate, please subscribe to the email list which manages the notifications for this call and upcoming similar calls. If you know someone who meets the requirements and you think might like to participate, please pass this along to them.
The call is scheduled for tomorrow night, Thursday, January 27, 2011 from 9PM-10PM EST, 8PM-9PM CST and is by invitation. If you have any questions, please email me at GrassRootsLeaderList at GMail dot com. Details have been finalized and will be going out to list members later today. However, new subscriptions will be monitored and if you subscribe prior to 1 hour before the call, you will be able to participate. After that, I’ll try but no guarantees.
If Net Neutrality is not your hot button, I encourage you to subscribe anyway. We will be hosting upcoming calls with guests of similar caliber on a wide variety of topics. Subscribing means you will always get notified and, of course, you can unsubscribe at any time. Looking forward to having you on the call!