Please, Americans, if you do nothing else today, then please take action against EARN-IT.
We discussed it on the show, but it would destroy online privacy, crypto, etc. This is no joke. Please, take action TODAY as it goes up for a vote July 2nd.
If you love Free Software or Privacy, this bill has to die!
I see a lot of people boosting this message.
You should know that it passed the Senate Judiciary Committee. IT MUST BE STOPPED NOW IN REGULAR COMMITTEE. THERE IS NO TIME TO WASTE!
@emacsen Think it will go through?
@Shufei Extremely likely. I'd say 70-80% chance of yes.
@emacsen Passing into law? You don’t reckon the Dems will shut it down in the house?
@Shufei I don't.
@emacsen What’s left to do?
@Shufei Call your House Representative TODAY. Get your friends and family to do the same.
@emacsen Done. It’s pretty thin meat. I meant, what is left to do when it goes through?
@emacsen I'd seen news of Sen. Hirono take AG Barr to task, so when I called her office, I added to my spiel, "No one in their right mind would give Attorney General Barr more authority over how the Internet works."
@emacsen Everyone was so hyper focused on COVID and the BLM riots that this fell under the radar.
@emacsen I did it! I called!! I had no idea it was going to be voted on tomorrow (July 2). I had even written a letter and was preparing to send it but I don't think it wouldn't have gotten there in time. Thanks again!
They rewrote it large parts of it, but didn't radically change the powers of the bill as I understand it, and the threats all remain, but in new forms.
@emacsen Here’s a list of judiciary committee members:
Senator Amy Klobuchar D-MN
Senator Ben Sasse R-NE
Senator Christopher A. Coons D-DE
Senator Chuck Grassley R-IA
Senator Cory Booker D-NJ
Senator Dick Durbin D-IL
Senator John Cornyn R-TX
Senator John Kennedy R-LA
Senator Joni Ernst R-IA
Senator Joshua D. Hawley R-MO
Senator Kamala Harris D-CA
Senator Marsha Blackburn R-TN
Senator Mazie Hirono D-HI
Senator Michael S. Lee R-UT
Senator Mike Crapo R-ID
Senator Patrick Leahy D-VT
Senator Richard Blumenthal D-CT
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse D-RI
Senator Ted Cruz R-TX
Senator Thom Tillis R-NC
Senator Lindsey Graham R-SC
Senator Dianne Feinstein D-CA
@dustin Thanks. As I mentioned, though, it's past that point. Now it's in the general senate.
@emacsen 😬 I missed that post
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