Have you heard about the Stop Online Piracy Act, also referred to as SOPA? How about the PROTECT IP (PIPA) Act?

PIPA would give the government new powers to block Americans’ access websites that corporations don’t like. The bill lets corporations and the US government censor entire websites and cut sites off from advertising, payments, and donations.

This legislation will stifle free speech and innovation, and even threaten popular web services like Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook.

The bill is scheduled for a test vote in the Senate on Jan. 24th: We need to act now to let our lawmakers know just how terrible it is.

Today, January 18th is the day the internet is taking a stand. Several popular websites like Google, Wikipedia,  Reddit, and WordPress are taking a stand against SOPA and blacking out their websites.

Check out these resources to gain more information, learn what’s at stake, and contact your state representatives today!