TOMORROW: Congresswoman Matsui Hosting Net Neutrality Forum in Sacramento

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Sacramento, CA, September 23, 2014 | comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

CONTACT: JONELLE TRIMMER
(202) 225-7163

TOMORROW: Congresswoman Matsui Hosting Net Neutrality Forum in Sacramento

FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel to attend; Forum to be held at the California State Capitol at 10:00 AM

CA – On Wednesday, September 24 at 10:00 AM, Congresswoman Matsui will be holding a forum in Sacramento on net neutrality.  Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel will travel to Sacramento to participate in the forum, where a panel of local and California witnesses will testify on the implications of the net neutrality proposal put forward by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.  This forum will be part of the House Energy and Commerce Committee minority record.

There will be five witnesses testifying at the Sacramento forum, each bringing a unique perspective to the implications of the net neutrality proposal put forth by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.  Witnesses include Commissioner Catherine J.K. Sandoval of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC); Chris Kelly, founder of Kelly Investments, former chief privacy officer & general counsel, Facebook, and minority owner of the Sacramento Kings; Rivkah Sass, Director of the Sacramento Public Library; David Lowe, an Emmy award winning executive producer and president of KVIE Public Television Sacramento; and, Melissa Rosenberg, a screenwriter whose work includes all five screenplays for The Twilight Saga and the Emmy-nominated Showtime original series Dexter.

The forum is open to the public, and those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP to MatsuiRSVP@mail.house.gov.  For those unable to attend in person, Access Sacramento will be live streaming the forum at matsui.house.gov and democrats.energycommerce.house.gov.  Those in Sacramento can also watch it live on Comcast and Consolidated Communications (SureWest) cable Channel 17 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 14.

WHO:           DORIS MATSUI – U.S. House of Representatives
                      MIGNON CLYBURN – Commissioner, FCC
                     JESSICA ROSENWORCEL – Commissioner, FCC
                     CATHERINE J.K. SANDOVAL – Commissioner, CPUC
                     CHRIS KELLY – Founder, Kelly Investments; former Chief Privacy Officer & General Counsel, Facebook; Minority owner of Sacramento Kings  
                     DAVID LOWE – President & General Manager, KVIE Public Television
                     RIVKAH SASS – Library Director, Sacramento Public Library
                     MELISSA ROSENBERG – Screenwriter, Writers Guild of America, West

WHAT:          Forum to discuss the potential impacts of FCC Chairman Wheeler’s Net Neutrality Proposal

WHEN:        Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 10:00 AM PT (1:00 PM ET)

WHERE:      California State Capitol
                      Hearing Room 4202
                      Sacramento, CA


                      The forum will be webcast live by Access Sacramento on the following websites:
                      www.matsui.house.gov
                      democrats.energycommerce.house.gov

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