Progressives to Obama: Don't 'back away' from net neutrality

The letter argues that a failure to enact net neutrality rules would threaten civic participation on the Internet as well as the goals in the National Broadband Plan.

"Please re-affirm your commitment to Net Neutrality and support quick and clear action by the FCC to regain its authority to protect the open Internet once and for all," it says.

Carbon copies went to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidMcConnell and Schumer's relationship shredded after court brawl The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Justice Barrett joins court; one week until Election Day GOP Senate confirms Trump Supreme Court pick to succeed Ginsburg MORE, House Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay RockefellerJohn (Jay) Davison RockefellerBottom Line World Health Day: It's time to fight preventable disease Lobbying World MORE (D-W.Va.)

The letter comes as at least four separate, simultaneous processes seek to find a solution on net neutrality, including private talks on the Hill, private stakeholder meetings at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a rulemaking procedure at the FCC, and weekly sessions on Capitol Hill among more than 30 stakeholders led by the commerce committees.