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News Release: November 10, 2011

Writers Guild Applauds Senate Vote

LOS ANGELES -- Chris Keyser, President of the Writers Guild of America, West, issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Senate’s vote against S.J. Res. 6; resolution of disapproval of the FCC’s Net Neutrality regulations:

“We applaud the U.S. Senate for protecting an open Internet and rejecting the attack on the FCC’s Net Neutrality rules.  These regulations provide important safeguards for free speech, competition, innovation, and consumer choice.  The Web is far too important a public resource to hand over to a few powerful corporations.”

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) is a labor union representing writers of motion pictures, television, radio and Internet programming, including news and documentaries. Founded in 1933, the Guild negotiates and administers contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of its members. It is involved in a wide range of programs that advance the interests of writers, and is active in public policy and legislative matters on the local, national and international levels. For more information on the WGAW, please visit: