Taking Action To Protect our Rights
For the past few days I thought I was supporting SOPA by creating awareness and sharing information. I have to agree with this post on how just by changing your avatar in your social profiles (like I did) or blacking out your site (I did not do) you are really not inspiring change.
Awareness is still Important
I also still believe creating awareness makes more people unite towards a common interest so just because you are taking more action does not mean you can’t create and upload your avatar letting others know how you feel.
I Hope Sopa Passes Post
A post written creating awareness on the part to execute and actually take action where these companies supporting SOPA will get impacted. I do believe the author made some great points as towards what we need to do to stop SOPA and approaching other efforts towards protecting our rights.
Although the list on the website was not accurate of the Current Sopa Supporters which I have listed below but for a more updated list visit Wikipedia, I also want to thank @scottmonty from Ford who was more than happy to point me the right direction towards identifying where the possible list the author of the I Hope SOPA Passes post used to create his list.
If more companies had someone like Scott on-board the world would be a better place.
The author of the post requests us to take action by asking the following questions.
Would you be willing to:
1. Take time off work to go down to Washington DC?
2. Boycott companies that supported it?
He tells us to at least boycott two or three companies (or as many as you like) since there are many.
3. Knock on this Lamar Smith’s (R-TX) door and ask him why he introduced such shitty legislation?
4. Make sure none of these losers get elected ever again? My suggestions send them a tweet or email them.
Ted Deutch (D-FL) | Contact Him | Tweet him @RepTedDeutch
Dennis A. Ross (R-FL) | Contact Him (use zip code 33880)|| Tweet him @RepDennisRoss
Harry Reid (D-NV) | Contact Him | Tweet him @SenatorReid
Howard Berman (D-CA) | Contact Him | Tweet him @RepHowardBerman
Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) | Contact Her (use zip code 33880)| Tweet her @MaryBonoMack
Elton Gallegly (R-CA) | Contact Him | Tweet him @eltongallegly24
Adam Schiff (D-CA) | Contact Him | Tweet him @RepAdamSchiff
Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) | Contact Her (use zip code 37140)| Tweet her @MarshaBlackburn
Steve Chabot (R-OH) | Contact Him | Tweet him @SteveChabot
John Conyers (D-MI) | Contact Him | Tweet him @repjohnconyers | Facebook
Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) | Contact Him | Tweet him @RepGoodlatte
Timothy Griffin (R-AR) Contact Him | Tweet him @griffincongress
Lee Terry (R-NE) | Contact Him (use zip code 68154)| | Tweet him @LEETERRYNE
Some of my Suggestions
Go to the list below and drop them an email, tweet, them or write on their facebook walls on why you will not support companies supporting SOPA. I will do so myself, I see ABC again as a company which is a repeat offender in my blog since just a few weeks ago they offended the Puerto Rican Community and we have not received an apology yet.
So follow my feed on twitter during the next few days I will be tweeting and emailing companies that are on the list trying to get an answer why the support SOPA. I ask you to the same.
Go Daddy, Nintendo, and a few others (see Wikipedia list) pulled back their support when they started loosing customers and realized the possible impact it might have on their companies.
Every company you choose I will make sure I contact them also.
Let’s continue to move forward by taking action against this attempt to silence us.
1 Company (Nike) I Will Boycott
Out of the list of companies I can only identify one that I support by buying theirs product. I pretty much have ignored and boycotted the others on the list since I don’t watch much TV and we all know how I feel about ABC lack of being responsive when it comes to insulting Puerto Ricans (which also includes Disney, ESPN, and a few other companies under the same umbrella). Out of the list of companies I really can only identify one which I am use to buying their product
- Nike – Since I have been running and trying to get back in shape I have bought a few Nike Items. I guess that now I will make sure to stick with other brands.
Can you identify any companies you support by buying or consuming their products on the list?
List of Companies Supporting SOPA
As of January 20, 2012. (Reference Wikipedia,)
|60 Plus Association|
|Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP)|
|American Bankers Association (ABA)|
|American Federation of Musicians (AFM)|
|American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA)|
|American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)|
|Americans for Tax Reform|
|Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States|
|Association of American Publishers (AAP)|
|Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies|
|Association of Talent Agents (ATA)|
|Building and Construction Trades Department|
|Capitol Records Nashville|
|Christian Music Trade Association|
|Church Music Publishersâ€™ Association|
|Coalition Against Online Video Piracy (CAOVP)|
|Concerned Women for America (CWA)|
|Congressional Fire Services Institute|
|Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB)|
|Council of State Governments|
|Country Music Association|
|Country Music Television|
|Deluxe Digital Studios|
|Directors Guild of America (DGA)|
|Disney Publishing Worldwide, Inc.|
|EMI Christian Music Group|
|EMI Music Publishing|
|Entertainment Software Association (ESA)|
|Estee Lauder Companies|
|Foundation for Job Creation ( www.jobcreation.us)|
|Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)|
|Gospel Music Association|
|Graphic Artists Guild|
|Hachette Book Group|
|HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide, Inc.|
|Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA)|
|Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) |
|International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE)|
|International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC)|
|International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)|
|International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT)|
|International Trademark Association (INTA)|
|International Union of Police Associations|
|Lost Highway Records|
|Major County Sheriffs|
|Major League Baseball|
|Majority City Chiefs|
|Marvel Entertainment, LLC|
|Minor League Baseball (MiLB)|
|Minority Media & Telecom Council (MMTC)|
|Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) |
|Moving Picture Technicians|
|MPA The Association of Magazine Media|
|National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)|
|National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators|
|National Association of State Chief Information Officers|
|National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA)|
|National Center for Victims of Crime|
|National Criminal Justice Association|
|National District Attorneys Association|
|National Domestic Preparedness Coalition|
|National Football League|
|National Governors Association, Economic Development and Commerce Committee|
|National League of Cities|
|National Narcotics Officersâ€™ Associationsâ€™ Coalition|
|National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA)|
|National Songwriters Association|
|National Troopers Coalition|
|Penguin Group (USA), Inc.|
|Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)|
|Provident Music Group|
|Raulet Property Partners|
|Screen Actors Guild (SAG)|
|Showdog Universal Music|
|Sony/ATV Music Publishing|
|Sony Music Entertainment|
|Sony Music Nashville|
|State International Development Organization (SIDO)|
|The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO)|
|Perseus Books Group|
|United States Conference of Mayors|
|Tiffany & Co.|
|True Religion Brand Jeans|
|UMG Publishing Group Nashville|
|United States Chamber of Commerce|
|United States Olympic Committee|
|United States Tennis Association|
|Universal Music Publishing Group|
|W.W. Norton & Company|
|Wallace Bajjali Development Partners, L.P.|
|Warner Music Group|
|Warner Music Nashville|
|Wolters Kluwer Health|
|Zumba Fitness, LLC|