Top Priority for NC: Set up Meetings
@wehopkins has secured a meeting with Senator Hagan's Charlotte Regional Liaison for 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 18th. They can accomodate up to 8 people. Contact @wehopkins to get on the list.
We need more meetings! Keep trying to get meetings with NC senators:
- Call 336-333-5311 to meet with Senator Hagan, who is a co-sponsor of PIPA.
- Call 828-350-2437 to meet with Senator Burr, who has no public position on PIPA yet.
Be polite and professional, and request a meeting on behalf of North Carolina for Internet Freedom (the folks in this forum) to discuss the PROTECT IP Act and SOPA. Make it clear that you want to meet with the Senator during the January recess, and that you'll be bringing others from your group. Have your calendar open when you call, so you can pick a time that works for you. When finished, post a report-back.
For example: "Hi, my name is ________, I'm with North Carolina for Internet freedom, and I'm calling to request a meeting with Senator _______ during the January recess. The PROTECT IP vote is happening on January 24th, and I wanted the Senator to understand my concerns before the vote happens."
IMPORTANT: If you do get a meeting, post another message. That way others can join you in your meeting. If there's any other specific information we should include in this post, message us and we can add it.