Black net-neutrality supporters push back on CBC's Rush endorsement

ColorOfChange is pushing back on a key endorsement for Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) in his bid to become the top Democrat on the subcommittee overseeing telecom.

The activism group panned a decision by the Congressional Black Caucus to endorse Rush this week for the ranking member position on the House Communications subcommittee. 

A staunch proponent of net neutrality, ColorOfChange has been highly critical of Rush's effort. The group says he has not done enough to support Internet line regulations. 

"The Congressional Black Caucus appears to be ignoring the issue at hand. It's not surprising, but it is unfortunate and troubling," James Rucker, the group's founder, said on Thursday. 

ColorOfChange "exists to strengthen Black America's political voice." Rucker formerly served as a top member of MoveOn.org.