Dec
17

Good Activists. Take A Cookie.

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From Chris Bowers, Campaign Director at the Great Orange Satan:

I am delighted to report that over the last two days, thanks to dedicated people like yourself, we’ve won two important victories:

—On Thursday, the bill that would have allowed telemarketers to robocall your cell phone was completely defeated. The main sponsor of the bill said, “we’re driving a stake through its heart. Dead. Done. Buried.”

—And on Friday, the Stop Online Piracy Act, which threatens the very existence of the social internet, failed to pass the House Judiciary Committee. Recognizing the intensity of the opposition to this bill, its sponsors have agreed to delay it and explore further changes.

So to the more than 50,000 of you who took part in the Daily Kos actions to stop these bills, a big shout out: Good. Friggin’. Job.

You can sign up for action alerts from Chris and the Daily Kos community here. It’s more effective than you think.


Categories : Action

Comments

  1. TJ says:

    Couldn’t get the link from your second comment, Tom.

    I find it interesting that the internet is simultaneously the source of seemless freedom to go anywhere and talk to anyone, and the provocation of attempts to limit such freedoms.

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  2. Tom Buckner says:

    Dangit. Different link: SOPA Vote Might Happen This Week After All

    Also, the PROTECT IP bill is in the pipeline. The plan might be to get the public to reject the insanely bad law and then pass the one that’s only very bad.

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