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Tell the FCC that all families need to stay in touch

by Aleks Kajstura, December 4, 2013

We’re partnering with SumOfUs to help you take advantage of the Federal Communications Commission’s call for comments on its proposal to extend its new prison phone regulation to in-state calls.

Last year SumOfUs members submitted 36,690 petitions, which were cited in the FCC’s recent historic ruling capping the price of interstate calls, so their help — and yours will make a great difference for families who need to make in-state calls, which still remain unregulated!

Sign the petition today and please share with your networks so that the FCC hears us loud and clear by its December 13th deadline!

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