Sen. Ron Wyden Crowdsources an Anti-#SOPA Filibuster
BY Nick Judd | Monday, November 21 2011
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) is looking online for names to read during a potential filibuster of the Stop Online Piracy Act, should it come up for a vote in the Senate. From the site, paid for by the progressive policy advocacy group Demand Progress:
Sometimes filibusters last hours – or days – leaving Senators reading out of the dictionary or cookbooks to pass the time. But we've got a better idea:
Millions of Americans support Internet freedom. What better way to demonstrate our strength than to ask Senator Wyden to read our names into the record during his filibuster? He's agreed to read censorship opponents' names from the floor of the Senate, and to try to enter the rest into the Congressional Record.
(h/t Aaron Swartz)