Published: November 18, 2011
Yesterday we did a historic thing. We generated
phone calls to U.S. Representatives in a concerted effort to protect the Internet. Extraordinary. There's no doubt that we've been heard.
So just to keep you updated: The well-intentioned, but immensely flawed "Stop Online Piracy Act" is still in the House Judiciary Committee. The hearing was yesterday and now members will debate and bring amendments to the bill. The Committee will reconvene in a few weeks the date has yet to be scheduled. Nothing has been brought to a final vote. Everything is still very much in play. We'll keep you posted on what's going on and what you can do to help. But for now, we want to thank you.
One encouraging thing we heard yesterday:
I don't believe this bill has any chance on the House floor. I think it's way too extreme, it infringes on too many areas that our leadership will know is simply too dangerous to do in its current form.
Representative Darrell Issa
We also want to express our tremendous gratitude to our friends at Mobile Commons who, on 30 minutes notice, hooked us up with their amazing platform (and provided their expertise) to automatically connect callers with their Representatives.