Dems hope net neutrality will be election issue for young voters
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images
Senate Democrats said Tuesday they expect young voters to get behind to their effort to reverse the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality rules.
What they're saying: “It’s an issue that galvanizes people, particularly younger people who grew up with the internet,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer, the chamber’s Democratic leader.
Why it matters: Democrats have enough support to force Republicans to vote on a resolution to block FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s net neutrality repeal. Sen. Ed Markey said the vote will likely come in "late spring or into the summer.”
Reality check: The effort doesn't stand a chance in the Republican-controlled House. Even if they did, Trump would likely veto it. Still, appealing to younger voters could deliver longer-term results at the polls.
Go deeper: New York Times reporter Cecilia Kang reported last month that teenagers are among the most vocal opponents of the FCC's repeal of net neutrality rules.