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(there are some suggested tweets below too!)

Hi. My name is Steny H. Hoyer. I am a Representative from Maryland. A proposed bill in the House, SOPA, threatens to treat the concept of free speech in much the same way that totalitarian regimes in China, Iran and North Korea do. This bill is why so many internet sites have 'gone black' in protest. It was written for lobbyists to place corporate greed over the fundamental freedoms our nation was founded on, and I don't have a public stance on it yet.

What Are SOPA and PIPA ?

SOPA and PIPA are two poorly conceived bills in the US House and Senate, respectively, that were written to address issues regarding content theft and piracy.

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My position on this bill hasn't been publicized yet. That's a shame. You should let me know how you feel.

During the 2010 Election Cycle, I accepted at least $117,190 in contributions from members of the Entertainment industry, who are leading the push to have these bills hastily approved.

These are my contact details

Phone 202-225-4131
Fax 202-225-4300
Online Web Form
ProPublica SOPA/PIPA record

Free Speech and Good Government are not Partisan

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Free speech is a fundamental concept to the history and laws of the United States. When it comes to campaign contributions, elected officials in all parties have skirted ethics and morals.

The best government money can buy is not a good government at all.

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The sad truth is that politicians like money. That's why Campaign Finance Reform is such a hot -- and important -- topic.

Citizens shouldn't have to compete for representation with lobbyists who funnel cash through PACs and "intermediaries" or "bundlers" -- elected officials should be working for the people, not the wealthy.

A single person can't compete with the hundreds of thousands of lobbyist dollars that candidates typically receive, but together we might be able to.

If you tweet at a Senator or Representative with the hashtag #buythevote, we'll start tracking it. We'll keep a running tally of how many people want their representatives to give back lobbyist dollars before their vote. We'll also track the total number of people and dollars offered to congresspeople for them to represent people, not lobbyists.

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@WhipHoyer I think you should give back $117,190 in media industry funds before voting on SOPA #buythevote #sopa

@WhipHoyer took $117,190 from the Media Industry, $99,036 more than the average House member #buythevote #sopa

@WhipHoyer If money is an issue, I'll donate $dd for you to represent citizens instead of corporations and lobbyists #buythevote #sopa

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