Demand Progress is using the expected Senate confirmation vote on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai this week or early next to raise money for an effort to block it.
In an e-mail to supporters Wednesday (Sept. 27), the group, which opposes Pai's renomination in part because of his plan to roll back Title II, cited that rollback and said they needed a grass roots "backlash" to block him.
The chairman can serve until the end of this year, but would have to exit then without renomination.
"Will you chip in $5 to help our all-out effort to kick Ajit Pai out of the FCC?," Demand Progress asks, clearly mincing no words.
The e-mail was sent the same day Demand Progress participated in a Day of Advocacy, where activists met with legislators to seek their help in preserving Title II.
In a separate e-mail asking supporters to tell the Senate to 'fire" Pai, the group says a vote for the chairman is a vote to:
"End the internet as we know it, and let Big Cable be the gatekeepers of what you can and can’t do online.
"Let notorious right-wing media empire Sinclair (known for its racist and highly biased 'must-run' broadcasts) get market share reaching over 70% of American households.
"Shut off phone and internet service for the working poor and low-income people."