Contact your Senators about DOPA

Urgent message from the ALA Washington Office:

On Wednesday, July 28, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the amended H.R. 5319, the Deleting Online Predators Act (DOPA), by a vote of 410-15. We believe the legislation will now go to the Senate, which may or may not have time to vote on this before their session ends for
the year.

Please contact your Senators about the importance of social networking sites. Share with them personal stories about how you or your library patrons use these sites in educational ways. Let them know what negative impact of DOPA or similar legislation will have on libraries and library
users if it passes.

Background information about this issue can be viewed on the ALA Web site located at:

ALA on the Deleting Online Predators Act (DOPA)

ALA on Online Social Networks

ALA’s Don Wood: Tell Your Senators Why DOPA Is Bad for Libraries