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>From: [log in to unmask] (Stephen Boursy)
>Subject: Re: Senate Votes To Ban Smut From On-Line Networks
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>Organization: The World Public Access UNIX, Brookline, MA
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>> ==================================================================
>>        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
>>
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>>       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
>>
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>> 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/
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