This Thursday, August 16, the Senate’s Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee will query FCC Commissioners about their oversight of issues related to wireless communications. Groups are pushing the Senators to ask the FCC Commissioners hard questions about the impact of 5G.
If your Senator sits on the Committee (see the list at the end of this email), please call him or her TODAY and urge them to push for real answers about whether and how the FCC’s planned implementation of 5G infrastructure truly protects the public health and respects communities’ rights to address local concerns.
When you call, pick one of two talking points to focus on, based on what matters the most to you. Keep your call concise and clear.
- Health and safety: Existing and proposed 5G infrastructure will bring close-range radiofrequency (RF) exposure to the American public. Specifically, how will the FCC set protective, long-term, chronic and cumulative low-intensity radiation exposure limits for the American public? What environmental, health, and safety reviews will be done, both before implementation and after, to ensure that there aren’t unanticipated negative impacts with this technology?
- Local control:
o Proposed and existing FCC rules and rulemaking remove important protections such as public hearings and neighborhood notification regarding the installation of new telecom facilities. There isn’t a good justification for taking away these basic features of democratic local control.
o Proposed FCC rulemaking calls for removing a municipality’s right to enact a moratorium for any reason regarding the installation of telecom facilities. But local conditions – including local susceptibility to extreme weather events – can and should impact the decision about whether it is safe to install extensive electronic gear on utility poles.
o Proposed FCC rulemaking calls for removing a municipality’s right to charge a fair leasing fee for telecom corporations that access its public rights-of-way. Public rights-of-way are public property. Leasing them provides income for a municipality’s general fund, which pays for road repairs and other basic services.
- Energy security: Availability of energy impacts commerce, transportation and science. According to a paper published by IEEE,* wireless infrastructure consumes at least ten times more energy than wired technologies.
*Baliga, Jayant, et al, “Energy Consumption in Wired and Wireless Access Networks,” IEEE Communications Magazine, June, 2011.
Members of the Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee
If you live in one of these states, please call your Senator listed below! The members come from Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Be sure to mention that you are a constituent.
**Note: We do not recommend calling Senators if you do not live in their State. They want to know what their constituents care about.
John Thune, Chair, R-SD 202.224.2321
Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin 202.224.5653
Richard Blumenthal, D-CT 202.224.28233
Roy Blunt, R-MO 202.224.5721
Cory Booker, D-NJ 202.224.3224
Maria Cantwell, D-WA 202.224.3441
Shelley Moore Capito, R-WV 202.224.6472
Ted Cruz, R-TX 202.224.5922
Tammy Duckworth, D-IL 202.224.2854
Deb Fischer, R-NE 202.224.6551
Cory Gardner, R-CO 202.224.5941
Maggie Hassan, D-NH 202.224.3324
Dean Heller, R-NV 202.224.6244
Jim Inhofe, R-OK 202.224.4721
Amy Klobuchar, D-MN 202.224.3244
Mike Lee, R-UT 202.224.5444
Jerry Moran, R-KS 202.224.6521
Bill Nelson, D-FL 202.224.5274
Edward Markey, D-MA 202.224.2742
Catherine Cortez Maso, D-NV 202.224.3542
Gary Peters, D-MI 202.224.6221
Brian Schaztz, D-HI 202.224.3934
Dan Sullivan, R-AK 202.224.3004
Jon Tester, D-MT 202.224.2644
Tom Udall, D-NM 202.224.6621
Roger Wicker, R-MS 202.224.6253
Todd Young, R-IN 202.224.5623🖨️ Print post
No, no, no 5G wireless! It disturbs all cell functions, decreases fertility, and in electrically sensitive people can make their life a living hell! Stand up for the health of your citizens! Vote NO. Europe is already on to this menace.
Joy Hirata says
I am most concerned that it’s full steam ahead with 5G technology and no environmental, safety, or health studies have been conducted to prove that 5G won’t harm our health, or that of our children and grandchildren. We need environmental, health and safety studies done first before implementing 5G. Many INDEPENDENT scientists are now on record saying that 5G will damage our health. These studies need to be performed by independent scientists, not scientists working for and promoting 5G technology.
Linda Eberhard says
Ditto Joy Hirata. I think I’ve experienced this & it is very disturbing. We need to be thoughtful of our fellow man- neighbors & keep praying for peace from 5G implementation to try to control others etc devious reasons for its use.
Andres Aguirre says
There should be a way to opt out of this and other technologies. Not everybody wants or needs them. There should be places free of 5G. Until the technology allows for 5G-free areas, it is not ready for deployment.
Alaska’s member, Dan Sullivan is missing from the list. His D.C. # is 202.224.3004
He is listed but the state abbreviation is wrong. AR=Arizona AK=Alaska
He’s there but state abbreviation in wrong. AR=Arkansas AK=Alaska
Carol Edwards says
There has been no testing. 5G is a weaponized system. Do the research. They use the word ”deploy” which is a military term.
“video unavailable” Is it available on another resource outside of Youtube?
Ugh. I know our provider is coming with new fiber in September, and assume that it is 5G–but we are so rural I can only hope it isn’t the case. We homeschool, and my kids NEED the internet for school. I also work as a librarian, so if we have it here, we will have it at the library in town. I won’t be able to hide from it.
And this doesn’t take into account my husband’s job (while not using much internet himself at work, others do so it will be in the building), people shopping, eating out, going to entertainment, etc.
How could we protect ourselves–is there any way?
Donald R Patterson says
Have we “outsmarted” ourselves? Our body’s nerves are an electric system. Exposure to electromagnetic field may damage our body’s function. This is one pollution risk we can avoid with sound thinking.
Heather Clausen says
There is a special kind of paint you can put on your house for radiation waves like this. For inside your home, since a lot of people have WiFi, their is a special fabric you can hang/mount over your bed to let your body rest/recover free from any waves. I think I first discovered it on radiantlife.com. They have info and a few other items to protect against these things.
Nancy Pauken says
As with everything that corporate America goads our government into telling us is safe, at the very least let’s just apply the precautionary principle, test everything more thoroughly and stop grabbing your ankles for the Almighty Dollar.
Yes there are products out there that might protect us from harmful toxins (most of which we are exposed to involuntarily) but why should we have to spend even more money trying to maintain a reasonable level of health, especially with American “health” “care” (which is neither).