“On behalf of big media companies, elected leaders almost passed SOPA & PIPA, bills that would have censored the web and destroyed some of the best sites online.
Why did so many politicians side with media companies instead of voters? It’s simple: they thought they could get away with it. Only 41% of Americans voted in the 2010 elections. And turnout for Americans under 30–who overwhelmingly knew about SOPA and opposed it–was just 20.4%.
But this year we can change that, forever. Why? Because the Internet gives us a perfect platform to register and mobilize new voters, and we’re building the tools to make it happen.”