Opponents of SOPA Most Active This Week: Anti-Piracy Bill Prompts Most Messages to Congress

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The Stop Online Piracy Act (H.R. 3261), better known as “SOPA” provoked the most messages to Congress in the second week of 2012 on POPVOX.

Every Member of the House Judiciary Committee received messages from their constituents about SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act (HR 3261). In every case, a majority opposed the bill.

Messages sent from constituents to House Judiciary Committee Members

POPVOX is not a poll. It is a sample of what Congress is hearing from constituents about SOPA and every other bill that is pending.

The Stop Online Piracy Act (H.R. 3261), better known as “SOPA” provoked the most messages to Congress in the second week of 2012 on POPVOX.

From January 7 to January 13, over 850 people sent a message to their Congressperson regarding SOPA, bringing the total on POPVOX to just over 6,000 with 98% opposing the bill. Messages came from users in every Congressional district.

The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to restart its consideration of the bill when Congress returns next week. POPVOX released a chart displaying the number of messages supporting and opposing the bill that have been received by House Judiciary Committee members from their constituents through the POPVOX system.

“POPVOX is not a poll,” said CEO Marci Harris. “It is a sample of what Congress is hearing from constituents about SOPA and every other bill that is pending. The messages that are counted on POPVOX have been received by these Members through their official correspondence systems. POPVOX brings transparency, efficiency, and accountability to that system.”

Several websites, including Reddit, have called for a “Blackout” to protest SOPA on January 18.

According to the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service, H.R. 3261 “allows the Attorney General to seek a court order against a U.S.-directed foreign Internet site committing or facilitating online piracy to require the owner, operator, or domain name registrant to cease and desist...”

The second most active bill on POPVOX from January 7 to January 13 was
H.R. 835: the Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act. Over 250 people weighed in on that bill over the week, adding to a total that is now over 2,000. 26% support the PUPS Act, while 74% oppose.

About POPVOX
POPVOX is a neutral, nonpartisan advocacy platform that meshes legislative data with individuals’ personal stories and sentiment. POPVOX delivers public input to Congress in a format tailored to actionable policy decisions and empowers users to leverage their expertise and numbers.
For more information, visit: http://www.popvox.com

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