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Who's up for reviving the "Democracy Corps" to combat PIPA and SOPA?

I went to a link on this issue (on which I confess ignorance, so people more knowledgeable would have to take up the leadership on this) and was AMAZED at the number of Democrats, including progressive-leaning ones, who are undecided or supportive of this legislation.

Here's a partial list in the Senate (from http://www.opencongress.org/wiki/Protect_IP_Act_Senate_whip_count) this may not be totally up to date today: Akaka (HI, D, undeclared); Max Baucus, (D,MT, undeclared); Michael Bennett (D, CO, yes, cosponsor); Jeff Bingaman (D, NM, Yes, cosponsor),
Barbara Boxer, (I donate to her monthly) (D, CA, YES -- COSPONSOR); Sherrod Brown (who I donated to and whose office calls me all the time)(D, OH, yes, CoSponsor); Thomas Carper, (D, Delaware, undeclared); Robert Casey, (D, PA, yes, Cosponsor); Conrad, (D, ND, undeclared); Chris Coons, (D, Delaware, Yes, Cosponsor); Durbin, (D, Ill, Yes, Cosponsor); Diane Feinstein, (D, CA, Yes, Cosponsor); Al Franken (D, MN, yes, COSPONSOR) (another one I donated to); Gillibrand, (D, NY, Yes, Cosponsor); Kay Hagan (D, NC, Yes, Cosponsor); Inouye (D, HI, undeclared); Tim Johnson, (D, SD, Yes, Cosponsor); Amy Klobuchar, (D, MN, Yes, Cosponsor); Herbert Kohl (D, WI, Yes, Cosponsor); Mary Landrieu, (D, LA, Yes, Cosponsor); Leahy (D, VT, Yes, Cosponsor); Carl Levin (D, MI, undeclared); Lieberman (I, CT, Yes, Cosponsor); Robert Mendendez (D, NJ, Yes, Cosponsor); Patty Murray (D, WA, undeclared); Bill Nelson (D, FL, Yes, Cosponsor); Harry Reid, (D, NV, Leaning Yes); Bernie Sanders, (D, VT, Undeclared); Chuck Schumer (D, NY, Yes, Cosponsor); Jeanne Shaheen, (D, NH, Yes, Cosponsor); Debbie Stabenow (D, MI, Undeclared); Tom Udall (D, NM, Yes, Cosponsor); James Webb (D, VA, Undeclared); Sheldon Whitehouse (D, RI, Yes, Cosponsor)

Thus, nearly 40 Democrats and independents have are supporting or undeclared on this issue. A handful of members of both Houses flipped Wed, and a concerted effort by DUers and their friends, including to DELAY the vote, should be able to make some headway

Some people need to step forward to organize this, also for members of the House -- not just relying on individual initiative (which rarely comes close to organized effort)
Posted by cloudythescribbler | Thu Jan 19, 2012, 05:31 AM (2 replies)

Is there a list of where all Congresspersons stand on SOPA/PIPA? Where?

It would seem that with all the attention focused here and elsewhere (like Wikipedia) on this matter, that somewhere there should be an updated list of which Congresspeople have committed one way or the other on these issues and whose positions remain unknown.

I would like to know where there are links or discussions, other than the NY Times, and the reports of the six members of Congress who have flipped against them

Which members of Congress are leading the charge against these bills, and has anyone drawn up a replacement bill to address privacy in a way that the EFF would support?

Plz pardon my ignorance about this issue -- I am not really adept on the web
Posted by cloudythescribbler | Thu Jan 19, 2012, 02:09 AM (17 replies)
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