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More Than 100K Americans Ask President Obama to Pledge to Veto SOPA/PIPA


Internet users continue to express their outrage at the near-passage of the Stop Online Piracy Act and PROTECT IP Act. In less than 24 hours as of last evening, more than 110,000 Americans had emailed the White House to urge President Obama to commit to vetoing the bills if they should make it through Congress.

The email/petition campaign may be found here.

"We very much appreciate President Obama's statement of concern about the potential repercussions of SOPA and PIPA -- and we urge him to take the next step. Enough of the support for these bills has collapsed in recent days that a veto threat would be their death knell," said Demand Progress executive director David Segal. "We absolutely cannot allow this legislation to move forward in any form: After the year of back-room deals that led to the drafting and near-passage of these bills, no prospective compromise -- cut by insiders and hurried through Congress -- is acceptable."

Demand Progress amplifies the voice of the people -- and wields it to make government accountable and contest concentrated corporate power. Our mission is to protect the democratic character of the internet -- and wield it to contest concentrated corporate power and hold government accountable.