>----- Forwarded message (Mr Clean <[log in to unmask]>) -----< >------- start of forwarded message ------- >Newsgroups: >alt.seduction.fast,soc.singles,alt.psychology.nlp,alt.hypnosis,alt.config,alt.se >lf-improve >From: [log in to unmask] (Stephen Boursy) >Subject: Re: Senate Votes To Ban Smut From On-Line Networks >Message-ID: <[log in to unmask]> >Organization: The World Public Access UNIX, Brookline, MA >References: <[log in to unmask]> ><[log in to unmask]> ><[log in to unmask]> >Date: Sat, 17 Jun 1995 06:25:13 GMT >Lines: 297 >Xref: rmstar.efi.com soc.singles:110858 alt.hypnosis:6318 alt.config:61390 >alt.self-improve:4983 > >edit > > > These are the votes--phone and fax numbers. > > > >> ================================================================== >> CAMPAIGN TO STOP THE EXON/GORTON COMMUNICATIONS DECENCY ACT >> (SEE THE LIST OF CAMPAIGN COALITION MEMBERS AT THE END) >> Update: -The Latest News: The Senate voted to attach the >> Communications Decency Act to the Telecom Reform bill. >> Leahy's alternative was not attached to the Telecom >> Reform bill. >> -What You Can Do Now >> CAMPAIGN TO STOP THE UNCONSTITUTIONAL COMMUNICATIONS DECENCY ACT >> June 14, 1995 >> PLEASE WIDELY REDISTRIBUTE THIS DOCUMENT WITH THIS BANNER INTACT >> REDISTRIBUTE ONLY UNTIL June 25, 1995 >> REPRODUCE THIS ALERT ONLY IN RELEVANT FORUMS >> Distributed by the Voters Telecommunications Watch ([log in to unmask]) >> ________________________________________________________________________ >> CONTENTS >> Background >> The Latest News >> What You Can Do Now >> For More Information >> List Of Participating Organizations >> ________________________________________________________________________ >> BACKGROUND >> The Communications Decency Act (sponsored by Sen. Exon and Gorton) would >> criminalize many forms of expression on online systems. Many believe >> it to be unconstitutional, and a fight to oppose it has been waged >> since its introduction. It was recently attached to the fast-tracked >> Telecommunications Deregulation bill, which is moving quickly through >> Congress. >> ________________________________________________________________________ >> THE LATEST NEWS >> Right up until the last minute, callers reported weary Senatorial >> staffers continued to report a deluge of incoming calls, almost all >> against the Exon/Coats bill and supporting the Leahy alternative. The >> Senate debated the Exon/Coats/Gorton Communications Decency Act and the >> Leahy alternative today (June 14, 1995) starting at about 3:30pm EST >> for 90 minutes. >> The debate was opened by Senator Exon who read a prayer to protect >> against computer pornography. Senators Exon (D-NE) and Coats (R-IN) >> spoke in favor of their position. Senator Gorton (R-WA) was >> mysteriously absent from the debate. >> Exon referred those that signed the petition to prevent his censorship >> bill as "selfish". Exon presented letters from many groups in support >> of his bill, including the Christian Coalition, the Family Research >> Council, the National Law Center for Families. He also stated that >> 75% of computer owners have refused the join the Internet because the >> obscene material they feared on the Internet. >> Senators Byrd (D-WV) and Heflin (D-AL) cosponsored the Exon bill at >> the last minute. >> Senators Leahy (D-VT) and Feingold (D-WI) spoke passionately about the >> First Amendment and the Internet. Feingold warned against the dangers >> of chilling free speech. Leahy brought out the monster petition in >> support of his alternative (it looks pretty impressive on television) >> and proceeded to try to debunk the myths Exon promulgated about the >> Internet. He also trumpeted the success of the Internet, and pointed >> out it wouldn't have been nearly as successful if the US government had >> tried to micro-manage it. >> Both Exon and Leahy then gave back extra debating time and went to a vote >> on the bill. The Exon bill was successfully attached to the Telecomm >> Reform bill (84-16). The Leahy alternative was not attached to the >> Telecom Reform bill. >> Questions and answers: >> Q: What does this mean? >> A: It means we lost this round. The unconstitutional Exon Communications >> Decency Act was attached to the Telecomm Reform bill. >> Q: What's the next step? >> A: Next, we need to ensure that a House equivalent to the Exon >> Communications Decency Act is not attached to the House Telecomm Reform >> bill. >> Q: Where can I find more information about the bill? >> A: Check below. >> ________________________________________________________________________ >> WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW -- U.S. and non-U.S. citizens >> 1. Familiarize yourself with the version of the bill that passed, >> and the transcript of the Senate debate. (directions to obtain >> these are below) >> 2. Check the voting list below. It wouldn't hurt to send a nice >> letter, email, or fax to the Senators that voted to defeat the >> Communications Decency Act. Hateful mail to Senators who did >> not vote your way is not only *bad form*, but likely to become illegal >> soon anyway, under the Communications Decency Act. >> In other words, take some time to cool off. >> 3. If you don't receive Coalition alerts reliably through mail or news, >> join the mailing list by sending mail to [log in to unmask] with >> "subscribe vtw-announce Firstname Lastname". We'll have to fight >> this battle in the House soon and you should be informed. >> 4. Relax, it's not the end of the world. We still have this battle to >> fight in the House of Representatives and then in the conference >> committee. This is a setback, but we haven't lost yet. >> ________________________________________________________________________ >> RESULTS OF THE SENATE VOTE >> Senators who voted to defeat the Communications Decency Act >> (A polite letter to congratulate them for defending your free speech >> rights would be appropriate.) >> D ST Name (Party) Phone Fax >> = == ================== ============== ============== >> D CT Lieberman, Joseph I. 1-202-224-4041 1-202-224-9750 >> D DE Biden Jr., Joseph R. 1-202-224-5042 1-202-224-0139 >> D IL Simon, Paul 1-202-224-2152 1-202-224-0868 >> [log in to unmask] >> D IL Moseley-Braun, Carol 1-202-224-2854 1-202-224-2626 >> D MA Kennedy, Edward M. 1-202-224-4543 1-202-224-2417 >> [log in to unmask] >> D MI Levin, Carl 1-202-224-6221 na >> D MN Wellstone, Paul 1-202-224-5641 1-202-224-8438 >> D NM Bingaman, Jeff 1-202-224-5521 na >> [log in to unmask] >> D NY Moynihan, Daniel P. 1-202-224-4451 na >> D OH Glenn, John 1-202-224-3353 1-202-224-7983 >> R RI Chafee, John H. 1-202-224-2921 na >> D VA Robb, Charles S. 1-202-224-4024 1-202-224-8689 >> [log in to unmask] >> [log in to unmask] >> D VT Leahy, Patrick J. 1-202-224-4242 1-202-224-3595 >> [log in to unmask] >> R VT Jeffords, James M. 1-202-224-5141 na >> D WA Murray, Patty 1-202-224-2621 1-202-224-0238 >> D WI Feingold, Russell 1-202-224-5323 na >> [log in to unmask] >> Senators who voted to support the (CDA) Communications Decency Act >> (They voted for the CDA and to curtail your free speech rights. >> Writing them an impolite and nasty letter would be a bad idea, and >> may soon be illegal under the CDA anyway. Take some time to cool down.) >> D ST Name (Party) Phone Fax >> = == ================== ============== ============== >> R AK Murkowski, Frank H. 1-202-224-6665 1-202-224-5301 >> R AK Stevens, Ted 1-202-224-3004 1-202-224-1044 >> D AL Heflin, Howell T. 1-202-224-4124 1-202-224-3149 >> R AL Shelby, Richard C. 1-202-224-5744 1-202-224-3416 >> D AR Bumpers, Dale 1-202-224-4843 1-202-224-6435 >> D AR Pryor, David 1-202-224-2353 1-202-224-8261 >> R AZ Kyl, Jon 1-202-224-4521 1-202-228-1239 >> R AZ McCain, John 1-202-224-2235 1-602-952-8702 >> D CA Boxer, Barbara 1-202-224-3553 na >> D CA Feinstein, Dianne 1-202-224-3841 1-202-228-3954 >> R CO Campbell, Ben N. 1-202-224-5852 1-202-225-0228 >> R CO Brown, Henry 1-202-224-5941 1-202-224-6471 >> D CT Dodd, Christopher J. 1-202-224-2823 na >> R DE Roth Jr. William V. 1-202-224-2441 1-202-224-2805 >> D FL Graham, Robert 1-202-224-3041 1-202-224-2237 >> R FL Mack, Connie 1-202-224-5274 1-202-224-8022 >> D GA Nunn, Samuel 1-202-224-3521 1-202-224-0072 >> R GA Coverdell, Paul 1-202-224-3643 1-202-228-3783 >> D HI Akaka, Daniel K. 1-202-224-6361 1-202-224-2126 >> D HI Inouye, Daniel K. 1-202-224-3934 1-202-224-6747 >> D IA Harkin, Thomas 1-202-224-3254 1-202-224-7431 >> R IA Grassley, Charles E. 1-202-224-3744 1-202-224-6020 >> R ID Craig, Larry E. 1-202-224-2752 1-202-224-2573 >> R ID Kempthorne, Dirk 1-202-224-6142 1-202-224-5893 >> R IN Coats, Daniel R. 1-202-224-5623 1-202-224-8964 >> R IN Lugar, Richard G. 1-202-224-4814 1-202-224-7877 >> R KS Dole, Robert 1-202-224-6521 1-202-224-8952 >> R KS Kassebaum, Nancy L. 1-202-224-4774 1-202-224-3514 >> D KY Ford, Wendell H. 1-202-224-4343 1-202-224-0046 >> R KY McConnell, Mitch 1-202-224-2541 1-202-224-2499 >> D LA Breaux, John B. 1-202-224-4623 na >> D LA Johnston, J. Bennett 1-202-224-5824 1-202-224-2952 >> D MA Kerry, John F. 1-202-224-2742 1-202-224-8525 >> D MD Mikulski, Barbara A. 1-202-224-4654 1-202-224-8858 >> D MD Sarbanes, Paul S. 1-202-224-4524 1-202-224-1651 >> R ME Snowe, Olympia 1-202-224-5344 1-202-224-6853 >> R ME Cohen, William S. 1-202-224-2523 1-202-224-2693 >> R MI Abraham, Spencer 1-202-224-4822 1-202-224-8834 >> R MN Grams, Rod 1-202-224-3244 na >> R MO Bond, Christopher S. 1-202-224-5721 1-202-224-8149 >> R MO Ashcroft, John 1-202-224-6154 na >> R MS Cochran, Thad 1-202-224-5054 1-202-224-3576 >> R MS Lott, Trent 1-202-224-6253 1-202-224-2262 >> D MT Baucus, Max 1-202-224-2651 na >> R MT Burns, Conrad R. 1-202-224-2644 1-202-224-8594 >> R NC Faircloth, D. M. 1-202-224-3154 1-202-224-7406 >> R NC Helms, Jesse 1-202-224-6342 1-202-224-7588 >> D ND Conrad, Kent 1-202-224-2043 1-202-224-7776 >> D ND Dorgan, Byron L. 1-202-224-2551 1-202-224-1193 >> D NE Kerrey, Bob 1-202-224-6551 1-202-224-7645 >> D NE Exon, J. J. 1-202-224-4224 1-202-224-5213 >> R NH Gregg, Judd 1-202-224-3324 1-202-224-4952 >> R NH Smith, Robert 1-202-224-2841 1-202-224-1353 >> D NJ Bradley, William 1-202-224-3224 1-202-224-8567 >> D NJ Lautenberg, Frank R. 1-202-224-4744 1-202-224-9707 >> R NM Domenici, Pete V. 1-202-224-6621 1-202-224-7371 >> D NV Bryan, Richard H. 1-202-224-6244 1-202-224-1867 >> D NV Reid, Harry 1-202-224-3542 1-202-224-7327 >> R NY D'Amato, Alfonse M. 1-202-224-6542 1-202-224-5871 >> R OH Dewine, Michael 1-202-224-2315 1-202-224-6519 >> R OK Inhofe, James 1-202-224-4721 >> R OK Nickles, Donald 1-202-224-5754 1-202-224-6008 >> R OR Hatfield, Mark O. 1-202-224-3753 1-202-224-0276 >> R OR Packwood, Robert 1-202-224-5244 1-202-228-3576 >> R PA Santorum, Rick 1-202-224-6324 na >> R PA Specter, Arlen 1-202-224-4254 1-717-782-4920 >> D RI Pell, Claiborne 1-202-224-4642 1-202-224-4680 >> D SC Hollings, Ernest F. 1-202-224-6121 1-202-224-4293 >> R SC Thurmond, Strom 1-202-224-5972 1-202-224-1300 >> D SD Daschle, Thomas A. 1-202-224-2321 1-202-224-2047 >> R SD Pressler, Larry 1-202-224-5842 1-202-224-1259* >> R TN Thompson, Fred 1-202-224-4944 1-202-228-3679 >> R TN Frist, Bill 1-202-224-3344 1-202-224-8062 >> R TX Hutchison, Kay Bailey 1-202-224-5922 1-202-224-0776 >> R TX Gramm, Phil 1-202-224-2934 1-202-228-2856 >> R UT Bennett, Robert 1-202-224-5444 1-202-224-6717 >> R UT Hatch, Orrin G. 1-202-224-5251 1-202-224-6331 >> R VA Warner, John W. 1-202-224-2023 1-202-224-6295 >> R WA Gorton, Slade 1-202-224-3441 1-202-224-9393 >> D WI Kohl, Herbert H. 1-202-224-5653 1-202-224-9787 >> D WV Byrd, Robert C. 1-202-224-3954 1-202-224-4025 >> D WV Rockefeller, John D. 1-202-224-6472 na >> R WY Simpson, Alan K. 1-202-224-3424 1-202-224-1315 >> R WY Thomas, Craig 1-202-224-6441 1-202-224-3230 >> ________________________________________________________________________ >> FOR MORE INFORMATION >> We will be archiving the version of the Communications Decency Act >> that passed, the roll call vote that went with it, and the transcript >> of the Senate debate. >> We will make these available through the methods below as soon as >> they are available through the Government Printing Office (this usually >> takes about 24 hours). Please try to use the Web or Gopher sites first >> before using our email server. >> Web Sites >> URL:http://www.panix.com/vtw/exon/ >> URL:http://epic.org/ >> URL:http://www.eff.org/pub/Alerts/ > > -- Knowing how we got here, Doesn't mean we know where we are.