Have you woken up from your food coma yet? We don’t have any time to waste.
Sources tell us that Senate leadership could call for a vote on the Internet censorship bill as early as this week, which is why we’re trying to line up as many people as possible to call the Senate on Tuesday.
Ten thousand people have signed up so far, which is awesome. But our goal is to absolutely flood Senators’ phone lines, and that’ll take about 50k calls.
Those hundreds of thousands of emails we sent helped scare away a lot of support for the Stop Online Piracy Act — the House’s version of the censorship bill. But the Senate version has been around much longer, and has a stronger core of people advocating for it.
When Hollywood, drug companies, and the Chamber of Commerce come calling, most Senators see dollar signs: More than 30 of them have already said they back the legislation.
That’s why we need to redouble our efforts, steer as many calls as possible into the Senate on Tuesday, and scare off some of the Senators who say they’re likely to support this thing.
While you’re killing time on the internet this weekend, remember that some of your favorite sites might not be there anymore in a few weeks if we don’t win our fight against this terrible legislation.
Fight for the Future / AmericanCensorship.org
P.S. Senator Wyden will fillibuster the censorship bill in the Senate, if it comes to that. Sign this petition from our friends at Demand Progress and Sen. Wyden will read from this list during his fillibuster: StopCensorship.org
- Opposing the Senate’s PROTECT-IP Act (nateshiff.wordpress.com)
- Filibuster Censorship: Ask Wyden to Read Your Name from Floor of Senate (my.firedoglake.com)
- Filibuste (ismaelmelendez.wordpress.com)
- Senator Threatens Filibuster of Protect IP Act as Vote Nears (pcworld.com)
- Against the Blacklist Bills: Congressmen and Senators Speak Up (eff.org)