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Save the Internet - the pressure is working!

January 21st, 2012
located in:USA
tags:freedom of information, internet

Today could be the day we save the free Internet.

The US Congress was poised to pass a law allowing the US to censor access to any website around the world. But after we delivered our 1.25 million strong petition to the White House, it came out against the bill and with public pressure at boiling point even some bill backers are switching sides. Now, the Wikipedia led blackout protest has rocketed the public campaign to the top of the news.

We are turning the tide. But the dark forces of censorship are trying to revive the bill right now. Let’s bury it for good today. Sign this emergency petition to save the Internet now and if you've signed already, scroll down to contact politicians and companies pushing for censorship and tell them to drop the bill. Then send this to everyone.

Let’s tell the bill's supporters to kill the bill!

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

Phone: (202) 224-3542

Click here to post to Senator Reid's Facebook page

Click here to automatically tweet: @HarryReid Save the free Internet—say no to #SOPA and #PIPA #wikipediablackout Pls RT

Talking points:

  • To save the free Internet I call on you to remove the PIPA vote from the Senate's schedule.
  • Over a million people across the world object to US censorship of the global Internet.
  • The bill would make the US one of the worst Internet censors in the world -- joining the ranks of countries like China and Iran.
  • There are other, less damaging, ways to protect copyright and commercial interests.

Now say no to the corporate lobbyists

Rupert Murdoch, Sony, Electronic Arts and other companies are pushing hard for the Internet censorship bills. Let's let them know that global public opinion is against them.

Click here to automatically tweet: Save the free Internet @rupertmurdoch @Sony @EA say no to #SOPA and #PIPA #wikipediablackout Pls RT

Sample Facebook Message: I call on you to stand for a free and open Internet and oppose both the Protect IP Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act.

Note: You'll need to click the "Like" button in order to post on their Facebook pages:

Click here to post on Rupert Murdoch's page

Click here to post on Sony's page

Click here to post Electronic Arts' page

To all Members of the Congress: "As concerned global citizens, we call on you to stand for a free and open Internet and vote against both the Protect IP Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act. The Internet is a crucial tool for people around the world to exchange ideas and work collectively to build the world we all want. We urge you to show true global leadership and do all you can to protect this basic pillar of our democracies worldwide."

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