Committee Spotlight: House Judiciary Committee and SOPA
Given that H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act, was the most active bill on POPVOX this week, we decided to crunch some numbers related to the committee of jurisdiction on the bill. The House Judiciary Committee is currently considering the bill in a "mark-up", which began in December and is set to resume next week when Congress returns.
Below is a chart of the input that Judiciary Committee members have received from their constituents through the POPVOX system.
A few observations:
Every committee Member has received messages from their constituents regarding SOPA using POPVOX.
Sentiment in every district is majority opposition (of sentiment registered on POPVOX.)
As we always emphasize, POPVOX is not a poll. It is simply a sample of what Congress is hearing from constituents. The messages that are counted on POPVOX have been received by these Members through their official correspondence systems. (See: How We Deliver Messages). POPVOX brings transparency, efficiency, and accountability to that system.