YALSA executive director Beth Yoke posted this comment today to the recent DOPA and 2 Cents post on this blog (as well as a similar call to action on the YALSA Blog). Her comment:
URGENT Action Needed
The ALA Washington Office has learned that the US House of Representatives may try to expedite passage of H.R. 5319, the Deleting Online Predators Act (DOPA), TOMORROW, July 26th. The bill is moving forward as is, with no changes to the original language.
PLEASE CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE'S OFFICE TODAY and ask that he/she oppose HR 5319.
The Capitol Switchboard number is: 202-224-3121.
To find out who your Representative in the House is, go here: house.gov/zip/ZIP2Rep.html
To learn more about DOPA, please go here: ala.org/ala/washoff/washnews/2006ndx/073jul25.htm.
Thank you for your efforts to ensure that all library users will continue to have access to critical Internet resources via library and school computers!
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