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Forum Post: Contact Your Legislator and Let Them Know You Don't Support SOPA or PIPA

Posted 12 years ago on Jan. 17, 2012, 10:39 p.m. EST by thenewgreen (170)
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[-] 3 points by ARod1993 (2420) 12 years ago

Already did, several times, to the senators in the state I'm from (NY) and the state I go to college in (MA).

[-] 2 points by thenewgreen (170) 12 years ago

Nice work! I didn't think of doing so in the state I grew up in. I'll do that too. Thanks for the suggestion. Spread the word!!

[-] 1 points by francismjenkins (3713) 12 years ago

I've contacted every Senator, representative, signed the White House petition, posted a SOPA update on my FB page almost daily (my friends are probably sick of hearing about it), and today, at the prompting of Wikipedia (who's now holding its blackout) I contacted my Senators again. Here's the body of the text in my emails to Senator's Schumer and Gilibrand:

Please end your support and/or sponsorship, for the Prevent Internet Piracy Act (PIPA). This is not an issue New Yorkers will forget about. We (your constituents) value our internet freedom, and freedom of speech. This is not a benign law, this law will disturb the internet infrastructure, and impose a form of censorship not seen in any other medium. It denies fundamental due process by giving the US Attorney the unilateral right to shut down sites (putting cybersecurity at risk by disturbing the DNS system), without a court issued injunction. There are other effective ways to combat piracy from offshore internet sites, but to date, there isn't even any rigorous studies evidencing this problem actually exists. Therefore, any member of Congress who cares about our Constitution, is obligated to inform themselves before tampering with the internet, which has been a driving force for economic growth in this country, and is spreading our values of human dignity and liberty throughout the world, without a shot fired. Please reconsider your position.

Kind regards, Your constituent

You guys can feel free to use it if you like. If you go to the Wikipedia-English main page TODAY there's a tool, where you can just enter your zip code & it provides contact info for your congressman/woman (it takes about one minute to send them an email using this handy tool).


Obviously change the language accordingly (I live in New York, but if you don't, obviously replace New York with your home state), if you're contacting a house representative, the law is SOPA (stop online piracy act), not PIPA (so obviously change that wording as well) :)

[-] 1 points by thenewgreen (170) 12 years ago

The first link in my post also goes to a "tool" where you can just enter in your zip code. It's extremely easy to do. This is important stuff people!!