UPDATE: Stop #CISPA – Cyber Intelligence Sharing & Protection Act!

Update - This bill has passed the U.S. House of Representatives. Apparently, Speaker Boehner had the bill called a day earlier than was previously announced, as his fellow Republicans and Democrats alike were getting large-scale protests from across the political spectrum. It may have also been worsened via amendment. The White House has promised to veto it – yes, the Obama White House. This is an election year. We should have a new entry on this, soon, reporting the direction of the ever-building Citizen activism against CISPA. – AW

April 24, 2012, 11:27pm

Jacquerie
WAM/Wake Up America Movement
wamtoday@wamaction.info

Concerns with internet takeover are no longer alarmist. The House of Representatives is voting this week to eliminate all Internet privacy – yes that’s your banking, emails, the works! If  HR 3523, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing & Protection Act (CISPA) gets enough House votes, the Feds can access any of your personal online information in all forms including your email contents — with no legally filed cause nor due process.

In fact, they’ll have the support of major tech providers and telecoms to do so — with zero liability to those providers. Killing the Bill of Rights in one fell swoop! CISPA is aptly nicknamed SOPA’s “evil twin.” SOPA was only stopped because tech companies (unlike Hollywood) wouldn’t support it.

Their concern? They didn’t want liability for invasion of privacy issues. CISPA solves that corporate worry. So it is backed by Bill Gates Microsoft, AT&T, Facebook, Time Warner (the nation’s largest internet provider) plus IBM,Verizon and more.  Google backs this bill, also, according to CISPA spearheading sponsor Rep. Miller, D-8, Michigan (who should never be re-elected again!) However, worst of all is the betrayal of We the People by the Republican party. 78 GOP House members (of 112) are co-sponsors (more GOP sponsors on CISPA then DEMs!) US News summed it up well. Which measure is worse – the failed SOPA (which fell after massive public protest) or CISPA? That depends on whether you want to protect the 1st amendment or the 4th (pitting privacy against free speech.) Of course, you’re smarter than that. If there is NO-right-to-privacy-CISPA— there won’t be any free speech anymore, either!

Would you expect Darryl Issa and Tea Party elected Reps to co-sponsor this Fed takeover—along with Jesse Jackson, Jr, Sheila Jackson Lee and far left Gutierriz? They are all CISPA co-sponsors! Some CISPA sponsors, shockingly, include 1st term House Reps who got elected on platforms of protecting our Constitutional rights. (See names in bold on list below)

Full information, with links below, to Call and Email Members of the House (and sample statements for quick easy follow thru) House co-sponsors GOP Backing CISPA right now, 78 of 112 CISPA co-sponsors are GOP. Call them to convince them to withdraw their support.

Priority Calls: The names in bold got elected by the Tea Party to protect the Constitution.

Call today, via Congressional switchboard. (202)224-3121. These are the House Sponsors of CISPA. Call them now!

AL  3 Rogers
AL 5 Brooks
AL 6  Bachus
AR 1 Crawford
AZ 2 Frelinghuysen
AZ 3 Quayle
CA 21 Nunes
CA 25 McKeon
CA 42 Miller
CA 44 Calvert
CA 45 BonoMack
CA 49 Issa
CA 50 Bilbray
CO 5 Lamborn
CO 6 Coffman
FL 1 Miller
FL 16 Rooney
FL 19 Ros-Lehtinen
GA 3 Westmoreland
GA 7 Woodall
GA 10 Broun
GA 11 Gingrey
IL 11 Kinzinger
IL 14 Hultrgren
IL 18 Schock
IL 19 Shimkus
KS 3 Yoder
KS 4 Pompeo
KY 4 Davis
KY 2 Guthrie
LA 1 Scalise
MD 6 Bartlett
MI 1 Benishek
MI 2 Kline
MI 4 Camp
NV 2 Amodel
NV 3 Heck
NJ 2 LoBiondo
NJ 3 Runyan
NY 3 King
NY 13 Grimm
OH 3 Turner
OH 5 Latta
OH 6 Johnson
OH 7 Austria
OH 15 Stivers
OK 1 Sullivan
OR 2 Walden
OK 4 Cole
PA 16 Pitts
PA 9 Shuster
SC 2 Wilson
SC 5 Mulvaney
SD  Noem
TN 1 Roe
TN 3 Fleischmann
TN 7 Blackburn
TX 4 Hall
TX 11 Conway
TX 22 Olson
TX 26 Burgess
TX 31 Carter
VA 1 Wittman
VA 4 Forbes
VA 5 Hurt
VA 6 Goodlatte
VA 9 Griffith

 

NOTE:You do not need to live in the state to call. Just ask for the Representative by name to reach their office and protest their CISPA speech.

(sample statement here)
“I and other concerned citizens I network with are totally opposed to HR 3523 CISPA. It usurps our right to privacy and by doing so also threatens our free speech as Americans. If you sponsor and/or vote for this CISPA bill I will not vote for you and will not contribute to your campaign  for reelection. This vote would show contempt for our Bill of Rights, no matter how you disguise or excuse it.”

Please send WAM your feedback from your CISPA calls to Congress and we’ll report it: wamtoday@wamaction.info 

Who stands against FED internet takeover? Few, so far, because money talks & exposure is low.

For those of US who thought the GOP was on our side, this is a sad wake-up call. First the end of private patent protections; then the NDAA (to permanently lock up Americans without due process and its Federalization of governors & state military/police personnel) and NOW: the FED right to spy on our every move — carte blanche — with help from their corporate friends.

Tell Congress this is NOT job we hired them for. Vote No!

Shredding The Bill of Rights. This monstrous bill is being moved under cover with no mainstream media attention – unlike SOPA. So, it is entirely up to We The People to SPREAD THE WORD of the imminent end of the free world as we have known it (no exaggeration there).

GOP House sponsor GOP Rep Miller of Michigan, responsible for this travesty, sounds as scarily arrogant as Harry Reid. When asked about public push-back against this anti-Constitutional elimination of the RIGHT TO PRIVACY—across the entire INTERNET, he wasn’t worried a a bit, describing citizen objections as just a little “turbulence on the way to a smooth landing.” See here.

The DHS dramatizes the “urgency” of FED NET Takeover to convince the Senate to pass CISPA — while Obama “pretends” he is opposed to it. See here. This exercise is propaganda. Sadly this bill can fly through the Senate — despite the fact that testimony shows that “overreaching security laws will do little to solve the problems at hand.” So we MUST stop CISPA this week in the House of Representatives.

Contact Congress now! Congressional Switchboard Number: (202) 224-3121  (You can use this number to reach officials outside of your district.)

Call Michelle Bachman – (202) 225- 2331

What is this leader of the TP Caucus thinking. There are big DEM $$ aimed to defeat her in November - She needs to hear her co-sponsorship of this bill will lose all Tea Party credibility and support!

Guess what state has the most total CISPA sponsors? California. 1 of 50 states has 10% of sponsors (of both parties) Why? To protect Hollywood, not We the People.

EMAIL Congress Now – Click this LINK to write your Representative Now.

Here’s a quick email sample protest to click copy and send or write your own email protest now:

If you sponsor and/or vote for CISPA – as my representative – I can no longer trust you nor vote for you nor support your campaign!”

ALTERNATE: POPVOX is a new means of reaching Congress and reacting to pending legislation. We can’t yet say how effective it is. But if you’d like to sign up there to express yourself that way (and also see their Tracker of public opinion on bills) go here to sign in and enter your opposition to CISPA and then track the bill:  www.popvox.comCheck this graphic out, for a poster of the dangers of CISPA.

 

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Comments

  1. My instincts tell me it is time, for all who can, to march to Washington DC and demand that all bills and EOs which have infringed upon our liberty, threatened our US Constitution, be rescinded immediately. Perhaps this is why the Obama administration has pushed us so far; what they are looking for to declare Martial Law on Americans. The alternative, though, is to do nothing… for fear of the gestapo tactics of Obama’s regime. He has us where he wants us? I pray that God will be with us and inspire the Supreme Court’s decision on Obama’s eligibility, ObamaCare and AZ’s SB1070. We need the SCOTUS to decide in favor of American Citizens, and that is what their final decisions must consider. For the People. Evil reigns when good men do nothing.

  2. Five of the sponsors are from Texas, they are up for election in the primary May 29th, time to send a message and vote them all out!!!

  3. From Congressman Ted Poe:

    Thank you for contacting me. As your Congressman, I appreciate hearing your thoughts.

    H.R. 3523, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on April 26th. It is currently pending before the U.S. Senate.

    Each day tens of thousands of cyber attacks, oftentimes from China and Russia, target U.S. companies and the U.S. government. These cyber criminals try to steal customers’ personal information, our country’s national intelligence and top secret information, and companies’ trade secrets and plans for new products. The cyber thugs then use this information for everything from stealing the identity of American citizens to plotting attacks against the U.S. Because we remain vulnerable to attacks from organized, foreign cyber criminals, the security of American businesses and American citizens are at risk.

    CISPA creates a legal framework to allow voluntary intelligence sharing in order to protect businesses, their consumers, and the U.S. government from cyber attacks. Under this framework, intelligence on cyber attacks, including the identity of who is launching the attack, how they are doing it, and what kinds of information they are targeting, can be shared within the private sector or between the government and the private sector. Only information necessary to prevent cyber attacks can be voluntarily shared. Ultimately, this adds protections for you as an individual, without compromising your privacy. This will allow both the private and public sectors to better prepare for and prevent cyber attacks.

    Contrary to what some think, CISPA does not allow the U.S. government to block access to websites, censor, or force an individual or company to remove information or content from websites. It also does not create any mandates; it is completely voluntary.

    When this bill was introduced, I had concerns that the language was not clear enough to adequately protect the civil liberties of private citizens. I supported eight amendments that passed the House of Representatives (3 by voice vote) that added further civil liberty protections for individuals. Two of the amendments made it clear that (1) only information necessary to prevent cyber attacks will be shared; (2) all information sharing will be voluntary, not mandatory; and (3) the information cannot be used by the government, or any other party, for any purpose other than preventing cyber attacks.

    Thank you again for contacting me with your thoughts. If you have any further questions or concerns about CISPA, please call my Washington, DC office at (202) 225-6565.

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