Taking Action To Protect our Rights

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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.

Taking Action…

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

  1. 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)
Beachbody, LLC
BMG Chrysalis
Building and Construction Trades Department
Capitol Records Nashville
Cengage Learning
Christian Music Trade Association
Church Music Publishers’ Association
Coalition Against Online Video Piracy (CAOVP)
Concerned Women for America (CWA)
Congressional Fire Services Institute
Copyright Alliance
Coty, Inc.
Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB)
Council of State Governments
Country Music Association
Country Music Television
Creative America
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.
Hyperion Books
Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA)
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) [4]
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
MasterCard Worldwide
MCA Records
McGraw-Hill Education
Mercury Nashville
Minor League Baseball (MiLB)
Minority Media & Telecom Council (MMTC)
Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) [5]
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 Officers’ Associations’ Coalition
National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA)
National Songwriters Association
National Troopers Coalition
News Corporation
Nike, Inc.
Pearson Education
Penguin Group (USA), Inc.
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
Pfizer, Inc.
Provident Music Group
Random House
Raulet Property Partners
Republic Nashville
Scholastic, Inc.
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.
Time Warner
True Religion Brand Jeans
UMG Publishing Group Nashville
United States Chamber of Commerce
United States Olympic Committee
United States Tennis Association
Universal Music
Universal Music Publishing Group
Visa Inc.
W.W. Norton & Company
Wallace Bajjali Development Partners, L.P.
Warner Music Group
Warner Music Nashville
Wolters Kluwer Health
World Entertainment
Zumba Fitness, LLC