Writing Ourselves Whole is participating, today, in the online protest against the internet censorship bills SOPA (pdf) and PIPA (pdf). While I haven’t blacked out the whole site, I’ve blacked out the banner above — sort of like a black armband.
Check out sopastrike.com or blacklists.eff.org to find out more about the strike, how these bills would damage the free internet as we know it today, and how you can help. Here’s a video (put together by the group Fight for the Future) that describes more about the damage these bills would do.
The prompt for today is to write or call your congressfolks if you disagree with these bills and don’t want to see them pass. http://sopastrike.com/strike has language to begin with, if you’re not sure what you should say –
Your words are necessary, and a free internet helps them get to the people who need to see them.