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How You Can Spend 30 Minutes Contacting Senators To Oppose SOPA & PIPA

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Westernstar, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. Westernstar

    Westernstar Registered Member

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    When I went to Craigslist this morning to make a post, I found that the page I landed on first was asking me to take action against SOPA & PIPA. So I followed the link for more info. Then decided to take 30 minutes out of my schedule this morning to contact some US Senators. It was easy to do. I contacted Senators first since they pull more weight. Of course, all of the congress needs to be contacted by millions of people opposing these bills. This is the only thing that will assure the bills are killed.

    I would like to encourage everyone to contact their US Senators and Congressmen today and oppose SOPA/PIPA.

    When you contact them be professional, yet firm in your opposition to these bills.

    I spent about 30 minutes this morning emailing Senators who are supporting these bills. In 30 minutes I was able to email 10 Senators.

    Several Senator's website were slow and 3 would not load at all. I am hoping that is because they are getting a lot flack about these bills from constituents.

    Please take a few minutes out of your day and email or call some Representatives in congress. Here is a link that I used to see who is for and against these bills.

    http://projects.propublica.org/sopa/
     
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    Fellow BHers here is another link for those who may not have 30 minutes or more to spend emailing or calling US Representatives today. Use the link below to at least voice your opinion.

    http://americancensorship.org/

    For everyone who has a few minutes to spend, let's flood these Senators and Congressmen with our voices of opposition today! Let's show them the power of the people. Take a moment and go here http://projects.propublica.org/sopa/

    You will find a list of all the members of Congress that are for this bill. Let's flood all of them with emails and phone calls today!
     
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    It looks like all of the efforts yesterday had the desired effect.

    http://news.yahoo.com/blackouts-whats-next-sopa-155000746.html


    However, look at this quote and stay watchful:

    "By no sense of the imagination are these bills scuttled." House Judiciary Committee chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) says he will keep on fighting to get SOPA passed, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has a key procedural vote for PIPA scheduled for Jan. 24. Still, everyone who participated in "the largest online backlash to proposed U.S. legislation should briefly pat themselves on the back."