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Forum Post: Largest Online Protest Ever - Nicely Done

Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 19, 2012, 5:52 p.m. EST by dcosts (69) from St Petersburg, FL
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To all who called, emailed and facilitated the SOPA online protest - thanks! At 9:00am I saw occupies message, entered my info, and got a call. I Answered and was directed to Marco Rubio's office, a lady answered, and I said 'Tell Marco I don't want him to support SOPA'. She said, 'OK'. At 11:30am, on the NY times site front page, I read 'Support for Internet Bill Wanes as Protests Spread' - Marco Rubio, a co-sponsor of SOPA, renounced the bill! Of course, it wasn't me, but, damnit, focusing on an issue gets results! Thanks for the corral - keep it up

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[-] 2 points by ComeTogetherNOW (650) 2 years ago

Strategy, This is a big clue to how movements now have new found power. We can be heard and we NOW make a difference at the speed of light. We should harness this energy to push for change. This is positive change since WE the PEOPLE can have a voice we never had before.

Peace

[-] 1 points by dcosts (69) from St Petersburg, FL 2 years ago

Agreed, these tactics work.

[-] 2 points by ComeTogetherNOW (650) 2 years ago

This is where we can focus even more energy. The planet is awake. Now we need to start thinking and following reason as a guide. Critical thinking. The information is at our fingertips. We can get it, and fast.

Peace

[-] 1 points by dcosts (69) from St Petersburg, FL 2 years ago

^ thats whats up:)

[-] 1 points by ComeTogetherNOW (650) 2 years ago

It's going to an quite interesting year. 2012. Buckle UP!

[-] 1 points by shooz (17729) 2 years ago

My wife and I, stayed off the net for the day.

Our own personal protest. I was proud of her, as it was badge day on Pogo, and she's addicted.....................:)

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (9780) 2 years ago

And I was told we shouldn't bother, right on this site by the cleverest troll here. I disagreed. It's important to use your own mind and not always listen to "established wisdom."

[-] 1 points by dcosts (69) from St Petersburg, FL 2 years ago

Oh, Gypsy King, just breath.

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (9780) 2 years ago

I make sure to do that at least several times a day, when I'm upwind of the Republicans.

[-] 1 points by dcosts (69) from St Petersburg, FL 2 years ago

Well, try to every minute, it helps:) Love your posts, but, to your point, I am not a republican. Maybe you are too quick to pass judgement oh gypsy king...dcosts.com - thats my site

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (9780) 2 years ago

I wasn't implying you were a Republican, just a lame attempt at a joke. I was very pleased at the (at least temporary success) of this experiment in internet solidarity; very pleased indeed!

[-] 1 points by dcosts (69) from St Petersburg, FL 2 years ago

Agreed, this experiment was a success! Direct questions should get direct answers from us. OWS should apply these tactics weekly!

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (9780) 2 years ago

Very good post! Thanks!

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