Tell Congress: Return Hollywood's Dirty Cash
Motion Picture Association of America President Chris Dodd just threatened to cut off Hollywood campaign contributions to any member of Congress who doesn’t pass his Internet-censorship legislation.
After Congress shelved the controversial PIPA and SOPA bills, Dodd told Fox News:
“Those who count on quote ‘Hollywood’ for support need to understand that this industry is watching very carefully who’s going to stand up for them when their job is at stake. Don’t ask me to write a check for you when you think your job is at risk and then don’t pay any attention to me when my job is at stake.”
This is what corruption looks like in Washington. It’s outrageous that Dodd — himself a former senator — is leveling these threats. Our elected officials must send a signal back to Dodd and the rest of K Street that our nation’s laws can’t be bought.
It's time that Congress showed that its votes are no longer for sale. Congress must give back the MPAA’s dirty money or give it to charity. Congress must make it clear to the world that it won’t be bullied into supporting censorship.
FYI, these are the MPAA "Dirty Dozen" — the top recent recipients of the MPAA's cash (data comes courtesy of the Sunlight Foundation's Influence Explorer).
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), Sen. Patrick Leahy (Vt.), Sen. Harry Reid (Nev.), Rep. Howard Berman (Calif.), Sen. Mitch McConnell (Ky.), Sen. Chuck Schumer, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), Rep. Henry Waxman (Calif.), Rep. John Boehner (Ohio), Sen. Daniel Inouye (Hawaii), Rep. Colin Peterson (Minn.), Rep. Melvin Watt (N.C.
Just add your name at right to urge your lawmaker to give back the MPAA's dirty money.
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