Anonymous and Occupy Join Forces to Launch ‘Our Polls’: Occupy the Vote 2012

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Anonymous and Occupy Join Forces to Launch ‘Our Polls’: Occupy the Vote 2012 The internet collective known as Anonymous and the Occupy Movement have joined forces to defeat congressional supporters of the Stop Online Piracy act (SOPA), the PROTECT-IP Act (PIPA), the Anti-Counterfeit Trade Agreement (ACTA), and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) this November.

Anonymous announced yesterday a joint campaign with the Occupy Movement called “Our Polls”, which will target those members of Congress who supported SOPA, PIPA, ACTA, and the NDAA. The groups are now calling on voters to remove all those who supported these bills from office on November 6 – Election Day.

The primary message of the Our Polls effort is that Washington has been corrupted by money and the big corporations, and that the politicians who were elected to represent us worry more about their wallets than they do the lives of their constituents.

“We are calling on voters, activists and keyboard warriors under all banners to unite as a single force to unseat the elected representatives who threaten our essential freedoms and who were so quick to minimize our individual constitutional rights for a quick corporate profit,” reads a statement on YourAnonNews.

The groups singles out those members of Congress who are up for re-election this November, and who supported SOPA, PIPA, ACTA, and/or the NDAA.

As you may recall, SOPA and PIPA are currently dead (for now, anyway) following that massive internet blackout earlier this year. ACTA’s future is questionable, and President Obama signed the NDAA into law on New Year’s Eve (albeit, “with reservations”) and has since been sued over it.

The NDAA allows the U.S. military to detain American citizens without trial or charge if they are suspected of being “terrorists.”

Here is the full statement from Anonymous:


Announcing “OUR POLLS” – A new joint effort between Anonymous and the Occupy Movement to hold politicians accountable to the People.

Elected officials serve one purpose — to represent their constituents, the people who voted them into office. Last year, many of our elected officials let us down by giving in to deep-pocketed lobbyists and passing laws meant to boost corporate profits at the expense of individual liberty.

Our Senators and Representatives showed how little they cared about personal freedoms when they voted overwhelmingly to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA allows for the indefinite detention of individuals based merely on a suspicion or allegation of sympathizing with questionable groups or causes. This act is a prominent threat to the inalienable due process rights of every US citizen as laid out in the Constitution. It allows the military to engage in civilian law enforcement, and to suspend due process, habeas corpus or other constitutional guarantees when desired. Our congressmen passed one of the greatest threats to civil liberties in the history of the United States. Will we hold them accountable on election day?

Will we hold our elected officials accountable for supporting rigid Internet censorship laws such as SOPA, PIPA, HR 1981 and the ACTA treaty? The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) aimed to crack down on copyright infringement by restricting user access to websites that hosted or helped facilitate pirated content. SOPA and PIPA’s ambiguous, broad wording would have cast a wide censorship net around most of the Internet, thus creating questions of due process, burden of proof, and privacy violations. The proposed laws were lobbied and paid for by Hollywood, RIAA, MPAA and other massive media companies and would safeguard entertainment industry profits at the expense of essential freedoms, the Internet and constitutional civil liberties . Even if the goal was to merely regulate pirated content, the ambiguous wording demonstrates that the authors and supporters of SOPA and PIPA have little-to-no understanding of the Internet’s architecture or the frightening implications of the legislation.

What can you do? You are one person. You have one vote. Use that vote on November 6 to hold your elected official accountable for supporting bills such as NDAA, SOPA and PIPA.

We are calling on voters, activists and keyboard warriors under all banners to unite as a single force to unseat the elected representatives who threaten our essential freedoms and who were so quick to minimize our individual constitutional rights for a quick corporate profit.

Follow @OurPolls and @AnonPAC for updates, news, leaks, and calls to action.

Below we have a couple lists for you to consider:

(1) All US Senators up for reelection in 2012 who voted to support the NDAA and who still support PIPA

(2) All US Representatives up for reelection in 2012 who voted to support the NDAA and who still support SOPA

** Note: ALL 435 seats in the US House of Representatives are up for reelection in November 2012

(1) US Senators Up For Reelection Who Supported NDAA and/or PIPA

Sen. Daniel Akaka [D, HI] ^

Sen. John Barrasso [R, WY] ^

Sen. Jeff Bingaman [D, NM] ^ *

Sen. Scott Brown [R, MA] ^

Sen. Sherrod Brown [D, OH] ^

Sen. Maria Cantwell [D, WA] ^

Sen. Thomas Carper [D, DE] ^

Sen. Robert Casey [D, PA] ^ *

Sen. Kent Conrad [D, ND] ^

Sen. Bob Corker [R, TX] ^ *

Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D, CA] ^ *

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D, NY] ^

Sen. Orrin Hatch [R, UT] ^

Sen. Dean Heller [R, NV] ^

Sen. Kay Hutchison [R, TX] ^

Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D, MN] ^ *

Sen. Herbert Kohl [D, WI] ^ *

Sen. Jon Kyl [R, AZ] ^ *

Sen. Richard Lugar [R, IN] ^

Sen. John Manchin [D, WV] ^

Sen. Claire McCaskill [D, MO] ^

Sen. Robert Menedez [D, NJ] ^

Sen. Ben Nelson [D, NE] ^

Sen. Bill Nelson [D, FL] *

Sen. Olympia Snowe [R, ME] ^

Sen. Debbie Ann Stabenow [D, MI] ^

Sen. John Tester [D, MT] ^

Sen. Jim Webb [D, VA] ^

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D, RI] ^ *

Sen. Roger Wicker [R, MS] ^

^ = Supported/voted for NDAA

* = Still support PIPA and similar law

(2) US Representatives Up For Reelection Who Supported NDAA and/or SOPA

Rep. Gary Ackerman (NY-5) ^

Rep. Sandy Adams (FL-24) ^

Rep. Robert Aderholt (AL-4) ^

Rep. Todd Akin (MO-2) ^ †

Rep. Rodney Alexander (LA-5) ^

Rep. Jason Altmire (PA-4) ^

Rep. Mark Amodei (NV-2) *

Rep. Robert E. Andrews (NJ-1) ^

Rep. Steve Austria (OH-7) ^ †

Rep. Joe Baca (CA-43) ^ *

Rep. Spencer Bachus (AL-6) ^

Rep. Tammy Baldwin (WI-2) ^ †

Rep. John Barrow (GA-12) ^ *

Rep. Roscoe Bartlett ^

Rep. Joe Barton (TX-6) ^

Rep. Charles Bass (NH-2) ^ *

Rep. Dan Benishek (MI-1) ^

Rep. Rick Berg (ND, at-large) ^ †

Rep. Shelley Berkley (NV-1) ^ †

Rep. Howard Berman (CA-28) ^ *

Rep. Judy Biggert (IL-13) ^

Rep. Brian Bilbray (CA-50) ^

Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-9) ^

Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr. (GA-2) ^

Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-1) ^

Rep. Timothy Bishop (NY-1) ^

Rep. Diane Black (TN-6) ^

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (TN-7) ^

Rep. Jo Bonner (AL-1) ^

Rep. Mary Bono Mack (CA-45) ^ *

Rep. Dan Boren (OK-2) ^ †

Rep. Leonard Boswell (IA-3) ^

Rep. Charles Boustany Jr. (LA-7) ^

Rep. Kevin Brady (TX-8) ^

Rep. Robert Brady (PA-1) ^

Rep. Mo Brooks (AL-5) ^

Rep. Paul Broun (GA-10) ^

Rep. Corrine Brown (FL-3) ^

Rep. Vern Buchanan (FL-13) ^

Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle (NY-25) ^

Rep. GK Butterfield (NC-1) ^

Rep. Ken Calvert (CA-44) ^

Rep. Dave Camp (MI-4) ^

Rep. Francisco Canseco (TX-23) ^

Rep. Eric Cantor (VA-7) ^

Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (WV-2) ^

Rep. Louis Capps (CA-23) ^

Rep. Dennis Cardoza (CA-18) ^ †

Rep. Russ Carnahan (MO-3) ^

Rep. John Carney (DE at-large) ^

Rep. John Carter (TX-31) ^

Rep. William Cassidy (LA-6) ^

Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-11) ^

Rep. Steve Chabot (OH-1) ^ *

Rep. Ben Chandler (KY-6) ^

Rep. Judy Chu (CA-32) *

Rep. David Civilline (RI-1) ^

Rep. Tom Cole (OK-4) ^

Rep. Michael Conaway (TX-11) ^

Rep. Gerry Conolly (VA-11) ^

John Conyers Jr. (MI 14) *

Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5) ^ *

Rep. Jim Costa (CA-20) ^

Rep. Joe Courteney (CT-2) ^

Rep. Rick Crawford (AR-1) ^

Rep. Ander Crenshaw (FL-4) ^

Rep. Mark Critz (PA-12) ^

Rep. Joseph Crowley (NY-7) ^

Rep. Henry Cuellar (TX-28) ^

Rep. John Culbertson (TX-7) ^

Rep. Susan Davis (CA-53) ^

Rep. Geoff Davis (KY-4) ^ †

Rep. Jeff Denham (CA-19) ^

Rep. Charles Dent (PA-15) ^

Rep. Ted Deutch (FL-19) *

Rep. Norman Dicks (WA-6) ^

Rep. John Dingell (MI-15) ^

Rep. Lloyd Doggett (TX-25) ^

Rep. Robert Dold (IL-10) ^

Rep. Joe Donnelly (IN-2) ^ †

Rep. David Dreier (CA-26) ^

Rep. Sean Duffy (WI-7) ^

Rep. Renee Ellmers (NC-2) ^

Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (MO-8) ^

Rep. Eliot Engel (NY-17) ^

Rep. Blake Farenthold (TX-27) ^

Rep. Stephen Fincher (TN-8) ^

Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick (PA-8) ^

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (TN-3) ^

Rep. John Fleming (LA-4) ^

Rep. Bill Flores (TX-17) ^

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1) ^

Rep. Virginia Foxx (NC-5) ^

Rep. Trent Franks (AZ-2) ^

Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11) ^

Rep. Marcia Fudge (OH-11) ^

Rep. Elton Gallegly (CA-24) ^ * †

Rep. John Garamendi (CA-10) ^

Rep. Cory Gardner (CO-4) ^

Rep. Jim Gerlach (PA-6) ^

Rep. Bob Gibbs (OH-18) ^

Rep. Chris Gibson (NY-20) ^

Rep. Phil Gingrey (GA-11) ^

Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-1) ^

Rep. Charlie Gonzalez (TX-20) ^ †

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (VA-6) *

Rep. Kay Granger (TX-12) ^

Rep. Sam Graves (MO-6) ^

Rep. Al Green (TX-9) ^

Rep. Gene Green (TX-29) ^

Rep. Tim Griffin (AR-2) ^

Rep. Michael Grimm (NY-13) ^

Rep. Frank Guinta (NH-1) ^

Rep. Brett Guthrie (KY-2) ^

Rep. Ralph Hall (TX-4) ^

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (HI-1) ^

Rep. Richard Hanna (NY-24) ^

Rep. Gregg Harper (MS-3) ^

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) ^

Rep. Doc Hastings (WA-4) ^

Rep. Nan Hayworth (NY-19) ^

Rep. Joe Heck (NV-3) ^

Rep. Jeb Hensarling (TX-5) ^

Rep. Wally Herger (CA-2) ^ †

Rep. Jamie Jerrera Beutler (WA-3) ^

Rep. Brian Higgins (NY-27) ^

Rep. Jim Himes (CT-4) ^

Rep. Mazie Hirono (HI-2) ^

Rep. Kathy Hochul (NY-26) ^

Rep. Tim Holden (PA-17) ^

Rep. Steny Hoyer (MD-5) ^

Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) ^

Rep. Duncan Hunter (CA-52) ^

Rep. Jay Inslee (WA-1) ^ †

Rep. Steve Israel (NY-2) ^

Rep. Darrell Issa (CA-49) ^

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) ^

Rep. Lynn Jenkins (KS-2) ^

Rep. Bill Johnson (OH-6) ^

Rep. Sam Johnson (TX-3) ^

Rep. Jim Jordan (OH-4) ^

Rep. William Keating (MA-10) ^

Rep. Mike Kelly (PA-3) ^

Rep. Dale Kildee (MI-5) ^ †

Rep. Ron Kind (WI-3) ^

Rep. Steve King (IA-5) ^

Rep. Pete King (NY-3) ^ *

Rep. Jack Kingston (GA-1) ^

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (IL-11) ^

Rep. Larry Kissell (NC-8) ^

Rep. John Kline (MN-2) ^

Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO-5) ^

Rep. Leonard Lance (NJ-7) ^

Rep. Jeffrey Landry (LA-3) ^

Rep. Jim Langevin (RI-2) ^

Rep. James Lankford (OK-5) ^

Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-2) ^

Rep. John Larson (CT-1) ^ *

Rep. Tom Latham (IA-4) ^

Rep. Robert Latta (OH-5) ^

Rep. Sander Levin (MI-12) ^

Rep. John Lewis (GA-5) ^

Rep. Daniel Lipinski (IL-3) ^

Rep. Frank LoBiondo (NJ-2) ^

Rep. David Loebsack (IA-2) ^

Rep. Billy Long (MO-7) ^

Rep. Nita Lowey (NY-18) ^

Rep. Frank Lucas (OK-3) ^

Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-9) ^

Rep. Daniel Lungren (CA-3) ^

Rep. Donald Manzullo (IL-16) ^

Rep. Kenny Marchant (TX-24) ^

Rep. Tom Marino (PA-10) ^ *

Rep. Jim Matheson (UT-2) ^

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (NY-4) ^

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (CA-22) ^

Rep. Michael McCaul (TX-10) ^

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (MI-11) ^

Rep. Patrick McHenry (NC-10) ^

Rep. Mike McIntyre (NC-7) ^

Rep. Buck McKeon (CA-25) ^

Rep. David McKinley (WV-1) ^

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-5) ^

Rep. Jerry McNerney (CA-11) ^

Rep. Pat Meehan (PA-7) ^

Rep. John Mica (FL-7) ^

Rep. Candice Miller (MI-10) ^

Rep. Jeff Miller (FL-1) ^

Rep. Gary Miller (CA-42) ^

Rep. Tim Murphy (CT-5) ^

Rep. Randy Neugebauer (TX-19) ^

Rep. Kristi Noem (SD at large) ^

Rep. Richard Nugent (FL-5) ^

Rep. Devin Nunes (CA-21) ^

Rep. Alan Nunnelee (MS-1) ^ *

Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) ^

Rep. Bill Owens (NY-23) ^ *

Rep. Steven Palazzo (MS-4) ^

Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (NJ-8) ^

Rep. Ed Pastor (AZ-4) ^

Rep. Erik Paulsen (MN-3) ^

Rep. Steve Pearce (NM-2) ^

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (CA-8) ^

Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-7) ^

Rep. Collin Peterson (MN-7)

Rep. Thomas Petri (WI-6) ^

Rep. Todd Platts (Pa-16) ^ †

Rep. Ted Poe (TX-2) ^

Rep. Mike Pompeo (KS-4) ^

Rep. Tom Price (GA-6) ^

Rep. Ben Quayle (AZ-3) ^

Rep. Nick Rahall (WV-3) ^

Rep. Tom Reed (NY-29) ^

Rep. Dennis Rehberg (MT at-large) ^ †

Rep. David Reichert (WA-8) ^

Rep. Jim Renacci (OH-16) ^

Rep. Silverstre Reyes (TX-16) ^

Rep. Laura Richardson (CA-37) ^

Rep. Scott Rigell (VA-2) ^

Rep. David Rivera (FL-25) ^

Rep. Martha Roby (AL-2) ^

Rep. Mike Rogers (AL-3) ^

Rep. Mike Rogers (MI-8) ^

Rep. Harold Rogers (KY-5) ^

Rep. Tom Rooney (FL-16) ^

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-18) ^

Rep. Peter Roskam (IL-6) ^

Rep. Mike Ross (AR-4) ^ †

Rep. Dennis Ross (FL-12) ^ *

Rep. Steven Rothman (NJ-9) ^

Rep. Jon Runyan (NJ-3) ^

Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-2) ^

Rep. Paul Ryan (WI-1) ^

Rep. Linda Sanchez (CA-39) ^

Rep. Steve Scalise (LA-1) ^

Rep. Adam Schiff (CA-29) ^ *

Rep. Bobby Schilling (IL-17) ^

Rep. Jean Schmidt (OH-2) ^

Rep. Aaron Schock (IL-18) ^

Rep. Kurt Schrader (OR-5) ^

Rep. Allyson Schwartz (PA-13) ^

Rep. Tim Scott (SC-1) ^

Rep. James Sensenbrenner (WI-5)

Rep. Pete Sessions (TX-32) ^

Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-7) ^

Rep. Brad Sherman (CA-27) ^ *

Rep. John Shimkus (IL-19) ^

Rep. Heath Shuler (NC-11) ^

Rep. Bill Shuster (PA-9) ^

Rep. Albio Sires (NJ

Rep. Adam Smith (WA-9) ^

Rep. Adrian Smith (NE-3) ^

Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-4) ^

Rep. Lamar Smith (TX-21) ^ *

Rep. Steve Southerland (FL-2) ^

Rep. Cliff Stearns (FL-6) ^

Rep. Steve Stivers (OH-15) ^

Rep. John Sullivan (OK-1) ^

Rep. Betty Sutton (OH-13) ^

Rep. Lee Terry (NE-2) ^

Rep. Glenn Thompson (PA-5) ^

Rep. Mac Thornberry (TX-13) ^

Rep. Pat Tiberi (OH-12) ^

Rep. Niki Tsongas (MA-5) ^

Rep. Michael Turner (OH-3) ^

Rep. Robert Turner (NY-9) ^

Rep. Fred Upton (MI-6) ^

Rep. Peter Visclosky (IN-1) ^

Rep. Greg Walden (OR-2) ^

Rep. Timothy Walz (MN-1) ^

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-20) ^ *

Rep. Mel Watt (NC-12) *

Rep. Henry Waxman (CA-30) ^

Rep. Daniel Webster (FL-8) ^

Rep. Allen West (FL-22) ^

Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (GA-3) ^

Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-1) ^

Rep. Frederica Wilson (KY-1) ^

Rep. Joe Wilson (SC-2) ^

Rep. Robert Wittman (VA-1) ^

Rep. Frank Wolf (VA-10) ^

Rep. Steve Womack (AR-3) ^

Rep. Kevin Yoder (KS-3) ^

Rep. Don Young (AK at-large) ^

Rep. Todd Young (IN-9) ^

^ = Supported/voted for NDAA

* = Still support SOPA and similar law

† =Retiring in 2012

Special Thanks to the following in coordinating this on-going action:
















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